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::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
::: consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: monochrome - painting in only one color; ADJ.
::: confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
::: hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
::: pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
::: saline - salty
::: outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned