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pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
neologism - new or newly coined word or phrase
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
incompatible - inharmonious; N. incompatibility
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury