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chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
artifice - deception; trickery
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
euphoria - feeling of exaggerated or unfounded(ungrounded; baseless) well-being; feeling of great happiness or well-being (when unreasonable); ADJ. euphoriaric
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
coax - persuade by flattery