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Dissent
(verb or Noun)(dissension, dissenter, dissenting)

The vote was not unanimous since one person DISSENTED.

-to object, disagree, or differ

Ex.to disagree is to be patriotic
Repudiate
(verb) (Repudiation)

The tobacco executive REPUDIATED his former support for the industry.

-to disown, renounce, or reject

Ex. to disown a religion, to disown your child
Harangue
(noun) (haranguer, haranguing)

The politician delivered a boring HARANGUE on family values.

-a long, noisy, ranting speech- often pompous or scolding

Ex. hitler was a haranguer
Chasten
(verb)(chastise)

The harangue did not CHASTEN the audience who continued to misbehave.

-to punish in order to correct; to subdue or restrain from excess

Ex. when a parent grounds you, they chastise
Malediction
(noun)(Maledictory)

The MALEDICTIONS uttered during his harangue caused us to repudiate him.

-a curse or calling down evil upon someone; evil talk or slander

Ex. mummy would use maledictory language
Impercation
(noun)(Impercate, imprecatory)

In The Odyssey, the Cyclops howls Imprecations at the man who blinded him.

-a curse or plea or prayer for evil or misfortune (suggests that there is a middle man involved)

Ex. someone hopes someone else gets beat up by somebody else
Taunt
(verb)(taunting, tauntingly)

The receiver TAUNTED his opponent by shoving the ball in his face.

-to mock, ridicule, jeer at, reproach scornfully (from person to person)

Ex. mahummad aly taunts
Deride
(verb) (Derision, Derisive, Derisively)

During his harangue, he DERIDED the reputation of his political opponent.

-to mock, ridicule, or laugh at with contempt (from person to object)

Ex. Al Franken (started saturday night live);
Derogatory
(adjective)(derogate, derogation, derogatorily)

He derided him with his DEROGATORY remarks.

-belittling, disdainful, or tending to lessen in value

Ex. Seniors use derogatory to freshman
Cull
(verb)(none)

We CULLED the bruised apples from the perfect ones.

-to separate out as useless; to gather, choose, or collect

Ex. to cull your clothing or toys to salvation army