GRE Word List

CHASTISE

punish as by beating; criticize severely

The meaning of the word chastise is punish as by beating; criticize severely.

Random words

WordMeaning
fastidiousdifficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
compartmentone of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
honesharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
ethosunderlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
parleyconference (between opponents); CF. speak
artfulexhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
contriveinvent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
abutborder upon; adjoin
litterwaste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter
berserkmad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited