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castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
emancipate - set free; liberate
dismantle - take apart; disassemble
atypical - not normal; not typical
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
palpable - tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion