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chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
objective - not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
condiments - seasonings; spices
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate