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chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
jabber - chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
infirmity - weakness
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess