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Maggie Rhoads

The editorial was a __________ against the health care reforms put in place by President Obama.

Diatribe

Definition: an abusive criticism or attack

POS: Noun

Roots:

Dia <G.

"through"

Synonyms

denunciation

condemnation

onslaught


Antonyms

praise

compliment

praise

Choose the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.

a. The diatribe against the movie sounded more like a rant about actors chosen for the movie than a unbiased article on whether or not it is worth watching.

b. The diatribe praised the play for its outstanding visual components and the lead's performance.

c. The cruel diatribe in the Boston Globe about the St. Patrick's Day parade angered many readers who took part in the parade every year.

d. The owner of Sonny's BBQ was dreading the visit of a restaurant reviewer who was known for his harsh diatribes.