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straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
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
glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake