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CENSURE the Sudanese government over Darfur at the Security Council have been effectively wrecked by the Chinese.

Official condemnation, harsh criticism
(Censor Roman supervisor for morals)
C

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Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape CALUMNY.

Slander, false accusation
C

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I won't bother repeating his words, suffice to say they are the usual offensive DIATRIBE.

Malicious criticism or abuse
(Dia- through + tribein to rub)
D

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CAUSTIC for eyes and skin Avoid contact with strong acids.

Corrosive, sarcastic
C

4

Baptist ministers indignantly REPUDIATEd the idea that the Baptist churches are composed of the poor of the world.

To cast of publicly
(Repudium divorce)
R

5

The children were coached not to cry or ask questions, and above all to say nothing DEROGATORY about Saddam.

Disparaging, belittling
(De- down, away)
D

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Mommy puts Sammy down while gently ADMONISHing her to be more careful.

To reprimand mildly
(Ad- to + monere to warn)
A

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The reforms needed to be pushed through with real gusto, yet it was common for Gorbachev to DISPARAGE in his remarks about trade.

To belittle; to demean
(Dis- apart+ dictus declared)
D

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So, even if Adams has effectively criticized a particular version of the indirect approach, he has not thereby IMPUGNed our approach.

To attack as untrue, to refute by argument
(In- against + pugn to fight)
I

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I said: Because you have invoked curse and hurled MALEDICTION upon both of them.

A curse
(Mal- bad + dictus declared)
M

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Note, I do not DENIGRATE the good intentions of those who gave birth to these abject social policy failures.

To attack the character of, to disparage
D

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Under the scathing criticism of the opposition the pent-up fury of the original speaker vented itself into a fiery HARANGUE.

A long, critical, and pompous speech
H

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The senator suggested that discussing the issue dispassionately would be more productive than slinging PEJORATIVE personal comments.

Tending to make worse
(Pejor worse)
P

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The process of demonization includes generalization, hyperbole, lies and outright SLANDER at times.

False comments that injure another's reputation
(Scandalum scandal)
S