Friday, December 7, 2012

Revile

Revile [ ri-VAHYL ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to scold or rebuke using offensive language
2. (intr.v.) to insult by means of abusive language
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The main accusation against the soldiers was that they reviled the prisoners of war.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The contrast with neighbouring Nepal, where this year a much-reviled monarch was given his marching orders, could not be starker.