As a noun calumny
is a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
As a verb exhilarated is
A falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another.
False charges brought about to tarnish another's reputation or standing.
- Accusations of abuse were pure extortive calumny in a malicious bid to make money .
* See also
(archaic) To make happy, cheer up; to gladden.
- Good news exhilarates''' the mind; wine '''exhilarates the drinker.
To thrill refreshingly.
To bring new life to.
- Many such tricks are ordinarily put in practice by great men, to exhilarate themselves and others, all which are harmless jests, and have their good uses.