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::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
::: contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
::: forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
::: exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
::: unrequited - not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
::: addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
::: flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle