redress

satisfaction for wrong or injury; reparation


What a great word! We might think that it means to dress again. But then we’d be wrong. Redress is also a verb, meaning to set right; remedy or rectify; to make amends to or for.

Here is the quote from The Double: “You could almost call it a whim, of the kind to which men are said to be so easily prone, if, in the present case, the right words were not vengeance, revenge, retaliation, retribution, redress, reprisal, rancor, vindictiveness.”

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