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cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
extol - praise very highly; glorify
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
frantic - wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark