He had accepted consultation payments from the workers and though he had told himself he would return the money but he didn't. Instead, he locked it out of his mind and made each decision in life with an eye toward thoroughly skewering the wrongheadedness of others.
What does "with an eye toward thoroughly skewering the wrongheadedness of others" mean? He was looking for other people's errors of thought or judgement in order to pin them down.
From Merriam, skewer = to criticize but I still don't understand, pls help. Full meaning = to criticize or ridicule sharply and effectively. It means to pinpoint someone else's thoughts/errors and to make them ridiculous.
One more question, what does it mean when you say "the grasp was alive with passion, with offense"?
The context is a man who had never been touched by anybody was wrapped by someone around his chest. Then the grasp was alive with passion, with offense. What??? Not really enough context. However, it seems to say that the man was being embraced with passion by someone, and that to him this embrace is offensive - he didn't like it.
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