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alleviate - relieve (pain)
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest