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Word: excoriate

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


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::: mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
::: catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
::: mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
::: implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
::: vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
::: backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
::: gusty - windy
::: augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
::: antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
::: prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax