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Aspersion

Slander

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Belittle

To Make Smaller

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Berate

criticize

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Calumny

Slander

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Castigate

Reprimand

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Decry

condemn

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Defamation

Slander

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Denounce

condemn

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Deride

ridicule

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Derisive

ridicule

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Diatribe

a forceful verbal attack

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Disparage

depreciate

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excoriate

criticize severely

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gainsay

speak against someone

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harangue

lengthy mean speech

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impugn

challenge something or someone

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inveigh

speak or write with hostility

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lambaste

critisize

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Objurgate

scold

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Obloquy

public disgrace

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Opprobrium

shame from public

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pillory

"the stocks"

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rebuke

disproval

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remonstrate

protest

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reprehend

reprimand/punish

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reprove

reprimand

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revile

INSULT

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tirade

a long angry speech

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vituperate

blame with BAD language

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Atone

make ammends

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vouchsafed

give or grant something to someone in a gracious manner

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laud

praise highly

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apocryphal

of questionable authenticity

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Canard

a false story or report

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Chicanery

deception by artful subterfuge

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dissemble

to hide under a false appearance

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duplicity

double meaning

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equivocal

subject to two or more interpreations

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ersatz

artificial and inferior substitute

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mendacious

given to by deception

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prevaricate

to deviate from the truth

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spurious

a bastard

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feign

false appearance

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perfidy

disloyal

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specious

allure

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histrionic

of or relating to actors or theater

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anomaly

deviation from a common rule

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lucid

clear to understanding or luminous

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assuage

pacify, or lessen the intensity

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erudite

showing or having knowledge that is gained by studying

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opaque

translucent

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fervid

very hot

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zeal

eager interest in pursuit

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abstain

to refrain

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desiccate

to dry up

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laudable

worthy of praise

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pedant

male school teacher

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vacillate

fluctuate/ oscillate

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capricious

impulsive / unpredictable

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engender

to produce or develop

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loquacious

wordy

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apathy

lack of feeling or emotion

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corroborate

to make certain

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ephemeral

lasting a very short day

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laconic

concise

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propriety

proper or suitable

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prodigal

lavish

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Belies

contradict

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disparage

to degrade

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derision

ridicule

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commendation

act of bestowing praise

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salient

leaping forward

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salubrious

favorable to promoting good health

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opprobrious

infamous

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endemic

belonging to a native people or field