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Word: excoriate

Definition: scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off


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::: muddle - confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion
::: acrophobia - fear of heights
::: inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
::: pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
::: amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
::: grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
::: temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
::: indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
::: laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
::: acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent