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Word: excoriate

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


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::: fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
::: emasculate - weaken; castrate
::: palatial - of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
::: frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
::: luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
::: idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
::: wrinkle - small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.
::: stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
::: extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism