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Word: chasten

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


More Vocab Words

::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
::: salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
::: infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
::: irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
::: facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
::: strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
::: lopsided - heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
::: figurine - small ornamental statuette(very small statue)
::: incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office