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Word: chasten

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


More Vocab Words

::: converse - opposite; ADJ.
::: masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
::: dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
::: impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
::: innate - inborn
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
::: conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
::: hibernal - wintry; wintery; of or like winter
::: accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging