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castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
brackish - somewhat saline
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
monetary - pertaining to money