Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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Word of the Day for Tuesday, August 5, 2008

vituperate \vy-TOO-puh-rate, -TYOO-, vi-\, verb:

To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.

There are moments in life when true invective is called for, when it becomes an absolute necessity, out of a deep sense of justice, to denounce, mock, vituperate, lash out, in the strongest possible language.
-- Charles Simic, quoted in "The argument culture", Irish Times, December 17, 1998
The incensed priests...continued to raise their voices, vituperating each other in bad Latin.
-- Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

Vituperate comes from Latin vitupero, vituperare, to scold, blame, censure.

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I am a nurse and thought about what would I do for my patients;
research the problem and get information...
"I was doing a relaxation technique one day and my 9 yr-old daughter said,
'Mom, you don't need to do that anymore, you don't have anxiety anymore.'
I feel this program saved my life." -Shari
Learn more


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