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::: castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
::: espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
::: deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
::: dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
::: commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
::: purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
::: unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
::: bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
::: averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work