Keystone English 10 Vocabulary List #8 – Praise & Defamation Words

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Keystone English 10 Honors

Keystone English 10 Vocabulary List #8 Praise & Defamation WordsAcclaim (verb)Definition: Welcome with approval; applaud loudlyContext Sentence: I really did not enjoy reading the Twilight series although many readers acclaimed these novels.Encomium (noun)Definition: a speech or writing of high praise; a tributeContext Sentence: Lincolns Gettysburg Address is, in part, an encomium of those who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg.Kudos (noun)Definition: fame or praise due to achievementContext Sentence: Throughout his NBA career, Michael Jordan won kudos for his outstanding basketball talent and skill.Eulogize (verb)Definition: praise; extol; laud; glorify (usually after one has passed away)Context Sentence: The late song writer and composer George Gershwin has been eulogized for his many contributions to American musical theatre.Laudable (adjective)Definition: Praiseworthy; commendableContext Sentence: Although the USA Womens soccer team did not win the World Cup, their outstanding performance throughout the tournament was laudable.Laudatory (adjective)Definition: expressing praise; eulogisticContext Sentence: I read six reviews of the new Sherlock Holmes movie; five were extremely laudatory, and only one was negative.Plaudit (noun)Definition: applause; enthusiastic praise; acclaim (usually used in the plural form plaudits)Context Sentence: Returning to the stage, the band Coldplay rewarded their fans plaudits with an amazing three song encore.Calumnious (adjective)Definition: falsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; slanderousContext Sentence: Witnesses who heard the mans calumnious verbal attack were appalled that he would slander his wife in such a horrific way. Derogatory (adjective)Definition: expressing low esteem for; belittling, disparagingContext Sentence: Despite some derogatory comments by music critics, Lady Gagas new album is a commercial success.Imputation (noun)Definition: An unjust or false charge against someone; an accusation; insinuationContext Sentence: Politicians often try to smear their rivals character with the imputation that they are dishonest or unethical.Libel (noun)Definition: False and defamatory printed or written statement.Context Sentence: Many celebrities have sued gossip magazines for libel that has been published about them.Libelous (adjective)Definition: injurious to ones reputation; defamatoryContext Sentence: Journalists must take care not to print libelous statements about powerful people who may seek revenge. Malign (verb)Definition: to speak evil of someone; to vilifyContext Sentence: Even if you do not like Josh, it is not necessary to malign him in public.Slander (noun)Definition: false and defamatory spoken statementContext Sentence: The rumor that she was fired is a foul slander; the fact is, she voluntarily resigned.Stigma (noun)Definition: Mark of disgraceContext Sentence: The stigma of a criminal record greatly hampered Georges search for employment.Stigmatize (verb)Definition: brand with a mark of disgraceContext Sentence: No one would enjoy being stigmatized by a nickname like Dopey.