Sentences Containing 'invective'
They were wholly deaf to my arguments, or failed to perceive their force, and fell into a strain of invective that was irresistible.
From the time when the Amadises and Palmerins began to grow popular down to the very end of the century, there is a steady stream of invective, from men whose character and position lend weight to their words, against the romances of chivalry and the infatuation of their readers.
More Vocab Words::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
::: lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
::: placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
::: inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
::: insatiable - not easily satisfied; unquenchable; Ex. insatiable appetite
::: vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
::: kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
::: clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
::: refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse