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Word: excoriate

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


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::: devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
::: supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
::: enumerate - list; mention one by one
::: odorous - having an odor
::: flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
::: functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
::: bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
::: saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
::: stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)