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Word: chasten

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


More Vocab Words

::: formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
::: offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
::: bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)
::: tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
::: acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
::: sheaf - bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
::: fortitude - bravery; courage; strength of mind
::: susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility