VCR 10 Presentation
By: Shashank Pasya
At Cruel Academy the teachers __________________ any wrongdoings with a whip.
v. To seek to improve through punishment; to discipline
ROOTS: CASTUS <L. "pure," "spotless"
CASTIGO, CASTIGARE, CASTIGAVI, CASTIGATUM <L. "to punish," "to correct," "to restrain"
Alternate Forms: chastened, adj.; chastener, n.
Antonyms and Synonyms
Synonyms: chide, scold, and discipline
Choose the sentence which uses the bold word incorrectly
b) Mr. Williams is known as the chastener because of his harsh punishments for not doing the homework.
c) John has to chasten the children for lying to him about going to the library when in actuality they went to go see Catching Fire.
d) Ruby is a very good chastener and listens to her students' concerns all the time.