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chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
vehement - forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
lucid - easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium