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Word: excoriate

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


More Vocab Words

::: culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
::: predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
::: connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
::: exiguous - small in amount; minute
::: insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
::: effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
::: incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
::: fallible - liable to err