It's not every day that you get to use that word, is it? I am trying to remember when I learned it. It seems like it was in grade school, but could we have been that advanced in vocabulary back in the early 60s?
Anyway, the word comes to mind because I saw two robins in the yard acting like an old married couple. He was trying to find worms and she kept haranguing ( another good vocabulary word) him; fluffing her feathers and getting right in his face and nagging him. It went on for about five minutes as he moved away nonchalantly and she followed and talked at him. Very amusing, but then I am easily amused, especially by nature.