Friday, February 20, 2009


vituperate \vī-ˈtü-pə-ˌrāt, və-, -ˈtyü-\ transitive verb: to abuse or censure severely or abusively; berate
intransitive verb: to use harsh condemnatory language

Etymology: Latin vituperatus, past participle of vituperare, from vitium fault + parare to make, prepare

Take away the -tu- and the -ate and what do you get? Viper. Appropriate, wouldn’t you say?

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