Monday, February 7, 2011

Unusual Words Defined: A - Z (Part V)

A continuation of the series

v. vi·tu·per·at·ed, vi·tu·per·at·ing, vi·tu·per·ates
To rebuke or criticize harshly or abusively; berate.
To use harshly abusive language; rail.

He certainly is more of a vituperator than a considerator.

Bonus Word: Con`sid´er`a`tor
n.1.One who considers.

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1 comment:

The Ridger, FCD said...

Huh. I did not know that was a transitive verb. (In fact, I'm not sure I've ever heard or seen the verb, just the noun and more frequently the adjective.) Had I been forced to guess, I think I would have guessed it took AT (he vituperated at them) - or ABOUT, in a different sense.

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