But the vitriol kicked up in the wake of the news is hardly empowering.
Instead of letting Ahmadinejad spout out lies and vitriol, here's what the media should be asking.
Threats, intimidation, and the usual Internet vitriol sprouted.
Her 1993 memoir was full of vitriol, much of it poured over her colleagues.
“I think that what has happened here is the vitriol has gotten so elevated, until people feel emboldened by this,” Clyburn said.
From powdered madder and oil of vitriol, equal parts, without heat, as described under Madder.
In the Coupeau household the vitriol of l'Assommoir was also commencing its ravages.
The acid of vitriol being poured on aurum fulminans likewise deprives it of its fulminating quality.
But the cup of retribution is not to be measured by the cup of vitriol.
This is too slow for most plants so it is treated with oil of vitriol or sulphuric acid to make it available.
late 14c., "sulphate of iron," from Old French vitriol (13c.), from Medieval Latin vitriolum "vitriol," from neuter of vitriolus, from Late Latin vitreolus "of glass," from Latin vitreus "of glass, glassy," from vitrium "glass" (see vitreous). So called from its glassy appearance in certain states. Meaning "bitter or caustic feelings" first attested 1769, in reference to the corrosive properties of vitriol (when heated it produces sulfuric acid, formerly called oil of vitriol).
vitriol vit·ri·ol (vĭt'rē-ōl', -əl)
Any of various sulfates of metals, such as ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, or copper sulfate.
See sulfuric acid.