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castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
affluence - abundance; wealth
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
hazardous - dangerous