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to gibe, a gibe
to taunt or tease someone, to put someone down (v)

a gibe: taunting words, a put down (n)
From the first day of school, the short, thin boy had to endure the gibes of the bigger boys.
effusive
gushing; a way of expressing oneself with great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm. (adj)
Mom praised me effusively for my good grades.
Guinea
1. an English gold coin issued from the mid-1600's to the early 1800's.
2. a unit value equal to one pound and one shilling.
august
grand, majestic, having great dignity. (adj)
The august chief of the Indian tribe offered food and shelter to the explorers.
succinct
a clear, precise way of expressing oneself using only a few words.
Because the teacher's explanations were succinct I could understand easily.
epistle
a formal or elegant letter; found in books such as the Bible. (n)