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Flashcards in vocab 15 Deck (16):
1

chastise

to punish by beating

to rebuke or criticize severely

2

cull

to select and remove weak or inferior members from

3

defer

to put off or postpone

to yield to out of respect for the knowledge of anther

4

desist

to refrain from continuing something

5

discredit

to hurt the reputation of

to de story confidence or trust in

6

encroach

to advance little by little beyond the usual limits or boundaries

7

foreboding

a strong feeling that something bad is about to happen

8

humane

compassionate, kind to other human beings or to animals

9

irrational

lacking sound judgment; not governed by reason

10

lurid

causing horror; extremely gruesome

glowing with a redness

11

perpetuate

to cause to continue indefinitely

12

restive

showing impatience because of restrictions or delays

13

stamina

physical strength or courage to resist hardships, illness, or fatigue

14

surveillance

close observation of a person or area

15

ascertain

to find out for certain

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bonus word o

ostracize

whenever someone has been deliberately left out or excluded from a group