Condign: (a) deserved, adequate or appropriate.
In a sentence:
GM: Why is there someone spinning around in the tumble dryer?
Laundry manager: He was caught adding extra fabric conditioner to the wash.
GM: Isn’t that a nice thing to do?
Laundry manager: There is a recession! How am I meant to control my budget when idiots are using expensive fabric conditioner?
GM: Fair enough, but spinning him in the tumble dryer is a bit harsh.
Laundry manager: My punishment is condign considering the crime.
GM: You never got over Nam did you?
Laundry manager: The nightmares won’t leave me.