Since receiving a Word A Day Calendar, I've decided to write a short something including my new word each day.
verb ex·co·ri·ate \ek-ˈskȯr-ē-ˌāt\
1 : to wear off the skin of : abrade
2 : to censure scathingly
My co-worker was excoriated by his boss for poor performance. It only made him more sneaky in looking for ways to blame others.