VCR #10 Presentation

By Sasha Rogelberg

After I wore my brother's hat, he launched a hormonal __________________ about how I stole his things and how I am a greedy and selfish person.

You were the chosen one!

diatribe (noun)

an abusive criticism or attack.

(Greek) dia "through"
tribein "to rub" "to wear out"

Synonyms

denunciation
censure
condemnation
criticism

Antonyms

compliment
praise
kudos

Choose the sentence in which diatribe is used incorrectly:

A) On season 4 of America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks gives her iconic diatribe to an eliminated model: "I have never in my life yelled at a girl like this...I was rooting for you; we were all rooting for you! How dare you!"

B) Malcolm X was famous for his passionate diatribes on the aggressive actions black Americans should take in order to gain their rights.

C) After the dog projectile vomitted all over the floor, his owner game him a diatribe and threatened to take him to the pound.

D) Testosterone-fuelled men who watch sports often shout diatribes at their television after a player does something wrong, but alas, the players cannot hear.