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Word: chasten

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


More Vocab Words

::: masticate - chew
::: exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
::: wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
::: deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
::: ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
::: opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
::: insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
::: ventral - abdominal
::: subjugate - conquer; bring under control
::: tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous