Curse and complain

vituperative
(adj)
vie-TYOOP-ǝr-ǝ-tiv
Meaning

abusive; scolding; angrily shouting

1st Sample Sentence

Every time I come home late from work I have to listen to an hour of vituperative shouting from my wife.

Root

vitium (fault, defect, blemish, crime, vice) (Latin)

Synonyms

abrasive, caustic, sardonic, trenchant, vitriolic, vituperative

Mnemonics

In older days H2SO4 was called oil of vitriol that is severly bitter and caustic. VITUPERATIVE appears as 'operating' vitriol on someone. Note that vtriolic and VITUPERATIVE have almost similar meaning.