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castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
connubial - pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
surmount - overcome
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder