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GRE Word of the Day: 1.26.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 @ 01:13 PM

Castigate - {verb}

1. To criticize or reprimand severely.

2. To punish in order to correct.

Related Forms:

Castigation {noun}

Castigatory {adjective}

Synonyms:

1.  scold, reprove.

2.  discipline, chastise, chasten.

Example Sentence:

"The child was constantly castigated by his irritable father."

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