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scold


scold

verb

Definition of SCOLD

to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings <he scolded the kids for not cleaning up the mess they had made in the kitchen>
Phrases lay into, read the riot act (to), take to task
Near Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise

February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
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