a bitter or violent criticism or attack; denunciation
[C16: from Latin diatriba learned debate, from Greek diatribē discourse, pastime, from diatribein to while away, from dia- + tribein to rub]
a feeling of annoyance or mortification
to embarrass and annoy; mortify
[C17: from French chagrin, chagriner, of unknown origin]
ˈchagrined, ˈchagrinned adj
- (humorous) Slightly risqué or indecent; bizarre, interesting, or unusual.
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A collection of papers giving detailed information about a particular person or subject.
[French, from Old French, bundle of papers labeled on the back, from dos, back, from Latin dorsum.]
Late posting, due to a family emergency.
v. -tled, -tling,
1. to talk in a childish or simple-minded way; chatter or babble; prate.
2. to utter by chattering or babbling.
3. the act of prattling.
4. chatter; babble.
[1525–35; < Middle Low German pratelen to chatter, frequentative