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fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
patrimony - property inherited from a father