GRE Word List

EXCORIATE

scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off

The meaning of the word excoriate is scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off.

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WordMeaning
appalldismay; shock deeply
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fretbe annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
interrogatequestion closely; cross-examine; cross-question
graciouskind in a generous way (to someone less important)
gavelhammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
stealthaction of moving secretly or unseen; slyness; sneakiness; secretiveness; ADJ. stealthy
hypochondriacperson unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
bellicosewarlike
slagglassy residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter