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Word: chasten

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


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::: foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
::: annals - records arranged in yearly parts; history
::: hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
::: pantomime - acting without dialogue; V.
::: decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
::: anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
::: anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
::: flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
::: seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
::: commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war