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genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
concord - harmony; accord
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
asinine - stupid; Ex. asinine remarks
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart