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excoriation

[ek‚skȯr·ē′ā·shən]
(medicine)
Abrasion of a portion of the skin.
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And the Orthodox metropolitan said he refused to discuss politics, then proceeded to excoriate politicians whom he blames for the war and continuing problems.
After March, parliament can excoriate whatever this ludicrous rump of a Tory government presents as a "plan" but we will still be ejected from the EU in a humiliating "bum's rush".
Rather than being present for a floor vote, Cannon used the time to excoriate immigration reform activists Roy Beck of Numbers USA Foundation and Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies "about the connections to John Tanton, former Zero Population Growth president and founder of the Federation of Immigration Reform." The organizations represented by Beck and Krikorian "had been part of the network of non-profits founded by Tanton," who has received money from Pioneer Fund, a pro-eugenicist and white supremacist organization.
This season, Paramount is giving the confrontational counselor her own TV show, so 90 percent of the nation's households will soon be able to watch "America's mommy" preach, nag, and excoriate her lucky guests in living color.
Class warfare has always been a favorite arrow in the Democratic party's quiver, but Al Gore's rant against big oil and the pharmaceutical industry aside, the Clintonistas are a bit more reluctant to excoriate the big money earners, perhaps because the party has edged up so close to Wall Street investment bankers and Hollywood producers to fill campaign coffers.
These are, of course, commonplace themes in books that romanticize or excoriate the period, but one must argue them, unlike Heineman, with appropriate evidence and rigor.
Denis Faul, condemn the IRA as bullies and excoriate Westminister for permitting such leeway (Tablet Sept.
The joys and perils of our internalized formal expectations are not going to go away, no matter how we excoriate them at their source; and, as a consequence, to paraphrase Adam Phillips, the language of pleasure and the language of justice are inextricably intertwined.
His No Man's Land manages to excoriate all parties involved in the war between Bosnians and the Serbs.