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Word: excoriate

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


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::: surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
::: dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
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::: apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
::: sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
::: painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
::: scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
::: embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
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::: prolific - producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer