Definition of lambaste
verb transitive 1 : to attack violently : to hit, to whip. 2 : verbally attack : critics blame his performance.
1630s, apparently from baste “to thrash” (see baste (v. 3)) + the obscure verb lam “to beat, to lame” or the related Elizabethan noun lam “a heavy blow” (implied from 1540s in puns on lambskin). Compare earlier Lamback “to beat, thrash” (1580s, used in old pieces). A dictionary from c.
For the verb meaning (1) to hit or (2) to scold or scold, lambaste is the preferred spelling in American and Canadian English, while lambbast is preferred in English variants outside of North America.< /p>
A superficial action is performed quickly and carelessly, showing a lack of interest in what you are doing. She just glanced at the list. Our interest was superficial. Melina was superficially introduced to the men.
Definition of subsist
intransitive verb. 1a : exist : to be. b : persist, continue. 2 : having or acquiring the necessities of life (such as food and clothing), especially : nourishing oneself by feeding on roots, berries and maggots.
Break ‘lambasted’ down into sounds: [LAM] + [BAYST] + [ID] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
“boisterous, merry”, 1590s, earlier gambolde “a hop, a leap, or spring” (1510s), from French gambade (15c.), from Late Latin viol “hock or leg”, from Greek kampē “a bend” (after the term “a joint”); see campus.
The noun meaning of manifesto, “a list of cargo or goods“, emerged in the late 17th century and comes from the Italian manifesto “a public declaration, particularly a written declaration”, which originates from the early 17th century.
Definition of holding accountable
: holding (someone) accountable for a deficiency : criticizing or correcting (someone) for a mistake or failure The aunt had been fighting for years previously with her brother-in-law, after the death of her sister, who confronted him about the way he had raised his three girls.— Henry James …
Some common synonyms for inertia are careless, listless, listless, and dull.