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chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive