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Word: chasten

Definition: discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate


More Vocab Words

::: bludgeon - club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
::: illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
::: declivity - downward slope
::: sentimental - swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
::: consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature