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ascertain

to find out for certain

chastise

to punish by beating

chastise

to rebuke or criticize severely

cull

to select and remove weak or inferior members from

defer

to put off or postpone

defer

to yield to out of respect for the knowledge or authority of another

deference

submitting to the wishes of another because of respect

desist

to refrain from continuing something

discredit

to hurt the reputation of

discredit

to destroy confidence or trust in

encroach

to advance little by little beyond the usual limits or boundaries

foreboding

a strong feeling that something bad is about to happen

humane

compassionate, kind to other human beings or to animals

irrational

lacking sound judgement; not governed by reason

lurid

causing horror; extremely gruesome

lurid

glowing with the redness of flames seen through a haze

perpetuate

to cause to continue indefinitely

restive

showing impatience because of restrictions or delays

stamina

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

surveillance

close observation of a person or area

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