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::: castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
::: poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
::: withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
::: wrinkle - small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.
::: sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
::: dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
::: ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
::: cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: vie - contend; compete