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condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
astronomical - enormously large or extensive
statute - law enacted by the legislature
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
timorous - fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress