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chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
inebriate - make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm