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sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
gambol - romp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
existential - pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
gaffe - social blunder
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal