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castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf