GRE synonyms Criticism

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Section 1

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aspersiona damaging or derogatory remark or criticism; slander
belittleto regard or portray as less impressive or important than appearances indicate; depreciate; disparage
berateto scold; rebuke
calumnya false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or

Section 2

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castigateto criticize or reprimand severely; to punish in order to correct
decryto speak disparagingly of; decnouce as faulty or worthless; express censure of
defaminationfalse or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny
denounceto condemn or censure openly or publicly; to make a formal accusation against, as to the police or in a court

Section 3

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deride/derisiveto laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock
diatribea bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism
disparageto speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle; to bring reproach or discredit upon; lower the estimation of
excoriateto denounce or berate severly; flay verbally

Section 4

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gainsayto deny, dispute, or contradict; to speak or act against; oppose
haranguea scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe; like a lecture
impugnto challenge as (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon
inveighto protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against)

Section 5

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lambasteto beat or whip severely; to reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate
objurgateto reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid harshly; berate sharply
obloquycensure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, especially by numerous persons or by the general public; discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse, or denunciation
opprobriumthe disgrace or reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageoulsy shameful; infamy

Section 6

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pilloryto expose to public derision, ridicule, or abuse
rebuketo express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand
remonstrateto say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval
reprehendto reprove or find fault with; rebuke; censure; blame

Section 7

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reproveto criticize or correct, especially gently: to disapprove of strongly; censure
revileto assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively
tiradea prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation
vituperateto use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile