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Word: invective

Definition: abuse


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

::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
::: plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious
::: masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
::: ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
::: stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
::: prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive