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castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
amoral - nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
desultory - aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise