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Word: excoriate

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


More Vocab Words

::: artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
::: contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
::: appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
::: sinister - evil; ominous
::: throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
::: archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
::: heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
::: chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
::: forward - presumptuous or bold
::: egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance