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::: saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
::: chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
::: rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
::: breadth - width; extent
::: vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
::: ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
::: disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: promiscuous - mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity