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Aspersion

An abusive attack on a persons character

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Decry

To express strong disapproval

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Deride

To treat or speak with contempt

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Diatribe

A thunderous verbal attack

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Excoriate

Censure or criticize severely

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Censure

Express severe disapproval of

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Impugn

To dispute the validity or honesty of a statement

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Inveigh

To speak or write about something with great hostility

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Objurgate

To rebuke or scold severely

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Obloquy

A strong public criticism or verbal abuse

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Opprobrium

Harsh criticism or censure

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Pillory

To attack or reticule publicly

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Remonstrate

To make a forcefully reproachful protest

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Reproachful

Expressing disapproval or disappointment

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Reprove

To reprimand or censure somebody

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Revile

To criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner

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Vituperate

To blame or insult someone with strong language

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Vouchsafed

To give or grant someone something in a gracious manner

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Lauded

To praise highly in a public context

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Canard

An unfounded rumor or story

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Chicanery

The use of trickery to gain a legal, financial, or political purpose

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Equivocate

Using ambiguous language to conceal the truth

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Ersatz

Not real or genuine

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Feigned

Insincere

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Mendacious

Lying, not telling the truth

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Perfidy

Untrustworthiness

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Specious

Superficially possible, but actually wrong

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Spurious

False or fake, not being what it purports to be

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Purports

To appear or claim to be something

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Mendacity

Untruthfullness

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Levity

Humor or frivolity

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Histrionics

Over-theatrical or melodramatic

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Peruse

Reading something in a typically thorough manner

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Intuit

Understand or work out by instinct

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PLAC (root)

To please

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Placebo

A measure designed to calm or please someone

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CIRCUM (root)

Around

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Circuitous

Longer than the most direct way

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Panoptic

Showing or seeing the whole at one view

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PAN (root)

All

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OPTIC (root)

To see or observe

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Parsing

Analyze a sentence into its parts

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Panacea

A solution or remedy for all difficulties

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Affinity

An attractive force

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FIN (root)

End

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DEM (root)

People

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VEN/VENT (root)

To come/to move toward

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Venal

Motivated by susceptibility to bribery

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VENAL (root)

Corrupt

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Advent

The arrival of a notable person

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Aberrations

A departure from what is normal

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Equivocal

Open to more than one interpretation

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Erudite

Having great knowledge

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Prodigal

Spending money or resources freely and recklessly

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Desiccate

To remove moisture from something usually to preserve it

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Pedant

A person who is excessively worried about minor rules or details

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Capricious

Given to sudden or unaccountable changes of mood or behavior

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Loquacious

Tending to talk a great deal

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Volatile

Liable to change rapidly

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Corroborate

To confirm or give support to a finding

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Antiquated

Old fashion or outdated

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Quixotic

Foolishly idealistic

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Calumny

The making of false claims to hurt someone's reputation

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Commendation

Praise

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Salubrious

Health giving, healthy

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Opprobrious

Expressing offense or reproach