July 5th, 2007

Hobbes

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excoriate-verb  /ɪkˈskɔriˌeɪt, -ˈskoʊr-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ik-skawr-ee-eyt, -skohr-]/ɪkˈskɔriˌeɪt, -ˈskoʊr-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ik-skawr-ee-eyt, -skohr-]
1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes.
2. to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.

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It took a lot for him to yell at people, but when he did, he completely excoriated them.