McGraw Hill SAT Vocab 2011 Edition Unit 2 Lesson 10

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Censure

Official condemnation; harsh criticism (c)

Calumny

Slander; false accusation (c)

Diatribe

Malicious criticism or abuse (d)

Caustic

Corrosive; sarcastic (c)

Repudiate

To cast off publicly (r)

Derogatory

Disparaging; belittling (d)

Admonish

To reprimand mildly (a)

Disparage

To belittle; to demean (d)

Impugn

To attack as untrue; to refute by argument (i)

Malediction

A curse (m)

Denigrate

To attack the character of; to disparage (d)

Harangue

A long, critical, and pompous speech (h)

Pejorative

Tending to make worse (p)

Slander

False comments that injure another's reputation (s)

Dia

thoroughly, thorough (d)

Dictus

declared, word (d)

De-

down (d)

Pugn

to fight (p)

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