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Monday word: fulminate

fulminate (fo͝ol′mə-nāt′)
verb, intransitive
1. To make criticisms or denunciations; to rail.
2. To explode or detonate; to come on suddenly or intensely.
verb, transitive
1. To issue or pronounce with vehement denunciation
2. To cause to explode.
noun
1. An explosive salt of fulminic acid.

Etymology:  Latin, fulminare, to strike with lightning.

When related to criticism, usually used in the intransitive sense, and follwed by 'against':  "she fulminated against the use of baking soda in pancakes".
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