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Word: chasten

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


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::: peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
::: frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
::: tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
::: genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
::: adept - expert at; very skilled
::: oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
::: mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
::: fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
::: affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
::: restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction