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Word: excoriate

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


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::: cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
::: exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
::: exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
::: precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
::: affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
::: insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
::: reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
::: visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
::: ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
::: mirth - merriment; laughter