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Dissent (v. or n.)

(Dissension, dissenter, dissenting)
to object, disagree, or differ

The vote was not unanimous since one person dissented.
Repudiate (v.)

(Repudiation)
to disown, renounce, or reject

The tobacco executive repudiated his former support for the industry.
Harangue (n.)

(Haranguer, haranguing)
a long, noisy, ranting speech- often pompous or scolding

The politician delivered a boring harangue on family values.

VERBAL
Chasten (v.)

(Chastise)
to punish in order to correct; to subdue or restrain from excess

The harangue did not chasten the audience who continued to misbehave.
Malediction (n.)

(Maledictory)
a curse or calling down evil upon someone; evil talk or slander

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

DIRECT and between people
Imprecation (n.)

(Imprecate, Imprecatory)
a curse, plea, or prayer for evil or misfortune

In The Odyssey, the Cyclops howls imprecations at the man who blinded him.
Taunt (v.)

(Taunting, tauntingly)
to mock, ridicule, jeer at, reproach scornfully

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

FROM PERSON TO PERSON, OR FROM PERSON TO LIVING THING
Deride (v.)

(Derision, derisive, derisively)
to mock, ridicule, or laugh at with CONTEMPT

During his harangue, he derided the reputation his political opponent.
Derogatory (adj.)

(Derogate, Derogation, Derogatorily)
belittling, disdainful, or tending to lessen in value

He derided him with his derogatory remarks.
Cull (v.)
to seperate out as useless; to gather, choose, or collect

We culled the bruised apples from the perfect ones.