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Word: excoriate

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


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::: splice - join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
::: quicksilver - mercury
::: relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
::: reprisal - retaliation
::: dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
::: supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
::: categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
::: censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
::: dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
::: compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate