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Word: chasten

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


More Vocab Words

::: suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
::: stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
::: pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
::: catastrophe - calamity ; disaster
::: anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
::: vex - annoy; distress
::: muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise
::: discombobulated - discomposed; confused
::: quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress