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chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
monochromatic - having only one color
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering