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castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
cherubic - angelic; innocent-looking; N. cherub; CF. seraph: winged angel of the highest order
forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin