GRE Word List


to correct by punishment or suffering : discipline

The meaning of the word chasten is to correct by punishment or suffering : discipline.

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magnanimitythe quality of being magnanimous : loftiness of spirit enabling one to bear trouble calmly, to disdain meanness and pettiness, and to display a noble generosity
barragea dam placed in a watercourse to increase the depth of water or to divert it into a channel for navigation or irrigation
waftto move or go lightly on or as if on a buoyant medium
marshala high official in the household of a medieval king, prince, or noble originally having charge of the cavalry but later usually in command of the military forces
fraileasily led into evil
gratuitousnot called for by the circumstances : not necessary, appropriate, or justified : unwarranted
luscioushaving a delicious taste or smell : sweet
assuageto lessen the intensity of (something that pains or distresses) : ease
inviolablesecure from violation or profanation