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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #122400: Vocabulary: Reproach and blame
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    Vocabulary: Reproach and blame


    Criticising   ... Defending yourself from criticism... Trying not to judge (too much...), you still have to give your opinion, even give advice sometimes, because you're often asked for it.

     

     

     

     

    This lesson should give you the vocabulary and the expressions which are necessary to understand a conversation about the topic and participate in it easily... 

     

     

         

     

     To reproach sb with something To criticise sb for something
     To blame someone for something                                   To take the blame 
     To lay the blame on someone Don't blame me if...
     To shift the blame on 

     A scapegoat 

     

     To condemn someone for something                                           To find fault with someone
     To denounce someone To accuse someone of something 
     To scold sb for something To lecture someone
     To take sb to task  To give a rap on the knuckles                                         
     To show contempt To despise/ to scorn

     To denigrate someone                                                           =>

     To run sb down                                                                      =>

     => To pour scorn on someone

     

                                  

                                                                                                  

    What's defamation? Difference between "libel" and "slander"?

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/enforce/enforcementguide/court/reporting-defamation.htm

     A criticism Accusing                                 
     Alleged  Blameworthy                                                        
     A reproach A reprimand                                                        

     Reproachful   

     Reproving 

     To tick off

     To tell sb off                           

     To libel sb  To slander 

     Libel

     Slander                                                                        

     Contempt 

     Contemptuous                             

     Scornful                        

     Contemptible

     Despicable

     

                                 

                                                                                                                                            To scold a child

     

    A FEW IDIOMS and SAYINGS: 


    - A blame game

    - Bad workers always blame their tools... 

    - To put the finger of blame on someone

    - To be beyond reproach/ above reproach

    - You should never have done such a thing! 

    - He was wrong to do that! 

    - I am entirely to blame for it! 

    - I'm not to blame! 

    - I shall not hold this against you! 

     

              

                    You did it!                

    Now, you should be ready to take the following test and pass it with flying colours... Go for it! 

     



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