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48 terms

SAT words 1-49

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acclaim
enthusiastic approval
applaud
to show approval, especially by clapping hands
commend
express a good opinion of
eulogize
praise formally and eloquently
exalt
praise, glorify, or honor, raise in rank, character, or status
extol
to praise extravagantly
flatter
praise somewhat dishonestly
hail
enthusiastic greeting
laud
to praise; to applaud
panegyrize
to praise a person or event in a formal speech or in writing; to praise highly
resound
(of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
tout
advertize in strongly positive terms
adulate
to flatter or admire excessively; to idolize
admonish
warn strongly
assail
attack someone physically or emotionally or in writing
berate
To scold harshly
castigate
to punish severely; to criticize severely
chasten
correct by punishment or discipline
chide
to blame; scold
chastise
(v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely.
flay
to whip or lash
censure
harsh criticism or disapproval
reprimand
an act or expression of criticism and censure
reproach
a mild rebuke or criticism
reprove
to scold or to rebuke for a misdeed usually with kindly intent
revile
spread negative information about
rebuke
an act or expression of criticism and censure
scold
show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
upbraid
(v.) to blame, scold, find fault with
deprecate
express strong disapproval of
calumniate
charge falsely or with malicious intent
slander
words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
defame
to libel or slander; to ruin the good name of
malign
speak unfavorably about
vilify
to make vicious statements about
decry
(v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate, to criticize openly
denounce
speak out against
lambaste
to scold or criticize harshly; to beat or whip severely
denigrate
charge falsely or with malicious intent
disparage
express a negative opinion of
excoriate
scold with biting harshness; strip the skin off
execrate
curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
libel
a tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
abhor
to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
abominate
(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for
detest
dislike intensely, to hate
loathe
to hate or dislike greatly
disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike, reject with contempt