Hot Words for the SAT 3rd Edition Lesson 12 - YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THAT! Words Relating to Criticizing, Disapproving, or Scolding

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berate

vb. to rebuke or scold in a harsh tone

carp

vb. to find fault; to be critical

castigate

vb. to scold or punish severely

censure

vb. to criticize strongly

chastise

vb. to punish or scold harshly

deprecate

vb. to show mild disapproval

deride

vb. to ridicule or make fun of; to scoff at

impugn

vb. to oppose or attack someone or something as false or refutable

rebuff

vb. snub; to bluntly refuse

rebuke

vb. to reprimand or scold sharply

reprove

vb. to speak to in a disapproving manner; to scold

upbraid

vb. to express disapproval of; to scold bitterly

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