angry and abusive speech directed against someone
The politician's speech consisted mainly of invective against his opponents.
in (into, in, on, upon)#vehere (to carry, bring) (Latin)
ENVY + ACTIVE or Active jealousy can cause you to ABUSE the other person. divide it like. invi+ctive. invi (sounds like envy)+active. well an active envy. who doesn't want to see you sucessful. such a person wil try all ways to bring you down. hence he will use abusive and venomous langauge. to express his ill will for you INVECTIVE (abusive) --> INjECTIVE (causing pain) --> INVECTIVE is INjECTIVE