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thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
genesis - beginning; origin
emasculate - weaken; castrate
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
trifling - trivial; unimportant
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
dismantle - take apart; disassemble