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errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
throes - violent anguish
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
ordeal - severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction