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::: castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
::: philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
::: nonentity - person of no importance; nonexistence
::: precise - exact
::: pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
::: rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
::: flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
::: immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
::: aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership