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18 terms

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)