GRE Word List

CHASTEN

to correct by punishment or suffering : discipline

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

Random words

WordMeaning
ignominydeep personal humiliation and disgrace
floefloating ice formed in a large sheet on the surface of a body of water
detainto hold or keep in or as if in custody
latchto lay hold with or as if with the hands or arms
canarda false or unfounded report or story
rancidhaving an unpleasant smell or taste usually from chemical change or decomposition
decompositionto separate into constituent parts or elements or into simpler compounds
crypta chamber (such as a vault) wholly or partly underground
suavitysmoothly though often superficially gracious and sophisticated
maniacalaffected with or suggestive of madness