I found the word 'animadversion' in a review of this book in yesterday's Guardian, and frankly I thought it was a typo, but dictionary.com reveals all:
/ˌænəmædˈvɜrʒən, -ʃən/ [an-uh-mad-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn]
1. an unfavorable or censorious comment: to make animadversions on someone's conduct.
2. the act of criticizing.
1590–1600; < L animadversiōn- (s. of animadversiō) a heeding, censure, equiv. to animadvers(us) (ptp. of animadvertere to heed, censure; see animadvert ) + -iōn- -ion
1. aspersion, reflection, derogation.
That's got to be useful.