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chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
component - element; ingredient
clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
resonant - (of a sound) echoing; resounding(sounding loudly); deep and full in sound; producing resonance; Ex. resonant voice; N. resonance