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Criticisms and accusations

snark

noun

unkind remarks or criticism

criticism

noun

a comment that shows that you think something is wrong or bad

attack

noun

strong criticism

reproach

noun

an expression of criticism and disappointment because of something bad that someone has done

denunciation

noun

very strong public criticism of someone or something

quibble

noun

a complaint or criticism about something that is not important

lecture

noun

a long serious talk that criticizes you or warns you about something, especially when this is annoying

remonstrance

noun

a strong protest, complaint, or criticism about something

reproof

noun

a comment that expresses criticism or blame

harangue

noun

an occasion when someone is angry and shouts at or criticizes another person

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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