More Vocab Words::: chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
::: omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
::: touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
::: compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
::: promontory - headland
::: shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile