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Word of the Day 10/16/16 Invective

Invective (noun, adjective)
invective [in-vek-tiv]


noun
1. vehement or violent denunciation, censure, or reproach.
2. a railing accusation; vituperation.
3. an insulting or abusive word or expression.

adjective
4. vituperative; denunciatory; censoriously abusive.

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1. contumely, scorn. See abuse.

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin invectivus abusive, equivalent to Latin invect(us) (past participle of invehi to attack with words, inveigh) + -ivus -ive

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