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castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
cohesion - tendency to keep together
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument