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Word: flay

Definition: strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly

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::: kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
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::: supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
::: derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
::: imprecation - curse; swearword
::: detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
::: evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)
::: recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
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