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chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow
sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)