GRE Word List


discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate

The meaning of the word chasten is discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate.

Random words

climacticrelating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
sensitizationprocess of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
taciturnhabitually silent; talking little
amalgamate(of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
furrowlong shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
gruelthin liquid porridge
consolidationunification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
pecuniarypertaining to money
attritionrubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition