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Word: tirade

Definition: long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation


More Vocab Words

::: restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
::: concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
::: forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
::: autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: malefactor - evildoer; criminal
::: appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die