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Flashcards in if you can't say anything nice... Deck (13):
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censure

official condemnation, harsh criticism

2

calumny

slander, false accusation

3

diatribe

malicious criticism or abuse

4

caustic

corrosive, sarcastic

5

repudiate

to cast off publicly

6

derogatory

disparaging, belittling

7

admonish

to reprimand mildly

8

disparage

to belittle, to demean

9

impugn

to attack as untrue, to refute by argument

10

malediction

a curse

11

denigrate

to attack the character of, to disparage

12

harangue

a long, critical, and pompous speech

13

pejorative

tending to make worse