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Flashcards in lesson 10 Deck (18):
1

admonish

to reprimand mildly

1

denigrate

to attack the character of; to disparage

2

impugn

to attack as untrue; to refute by argument

2

harangue

a long, critical, and pompous speech

4

dictus

declared, word

4

derogatory

disparaging; belittling

4

malediction

a curse

6

censure

official condemnation; harsh criticism

6

calumny

slander; false accusation

7

slander

false comments that injure another's reputation

9

dia

thoroughly, through

10

de-

down

11

disparage

to belittle; to demean

13

diatribe

malicious criticism or abuse

14

pejorative

tending to make wore

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pugn

to fight

17

repudiate

to cast off publicly

18

caustic

corrosive; sarcastic