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stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
clasp - hold firmly within arms
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
integral - complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
curtail - shorten; reduce