Family Word Snacks: Objurgate & Scold

“He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.” -Joseph Joubert


objurgate:ˈ[äb jərˌgāt] (v) rebuke severely; scold

in a sentence: The new teen driver was objurgated by a police officer with teenagers of her own when pulled over for speeding while texting.


scold: (v) to reprimand or chide (someone) angrily

in a sentence: The dad wanted to scold his son for tripping his little brother and laughing, but Uncle Joe reminded the dad he did the same thing when they were kids. The dad laughed and tripped Uncle Joe. Grandma scolded everyone.

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-Elle C.

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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