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chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
forte - strong point or special talent in a person's character
bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
latitude - freedom from narrow limitations
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction