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chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
mundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
isotope - varying from of an element
husbandry - frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman