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corpuscle - red or white cell in the blood
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health