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Word: excoriate

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


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::: quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
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::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
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::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
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::: virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso