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Vocabulary Lesson 1. By: Shamma Matar Al Tayer. Commemorate (verb). Recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony. Sentence: On Memorial Day, we commemorate those who have died in war. Censure (verb , noun).

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vocabulary lesson 1

Vocabulary Lesson 1

By: Shamma Matar Al Tayer

commemorate verb
Commemorate (verb)
  • Recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony.
  • Sentence: On Memorial Day, we commemorate those who have died in war.
censure verb noun
Censure (verb , noun)
  • (verb) To Show severe disapproval of (someone or something), typically in a formal statement.
  • (noun)the act of blaming
  • Sentence: The teacher censured the student when he found out she cheated.
equivocal adj
Equivocal (adj.)
  • Uncertain or questionable in nature.
  • Sentence: The doctor would only give us equivocal answers regarding whether or not there's a chance she can recover.
enmity noun
Enmity (noun)
  • a feeling or condition of hatred; antagonism.
  • Sentence: Although my friend and I have moved apart, there is no enmity between us.
despondent adj
Despondent (adj.)
  • In low spirits from loss of hope or courage; feeling sad.
  • Sentence: The boy felt despondent when he lost the spelling bee against a little girl.
detached adj
Detached (adj.)
  • Separate or disconnected
  • Sentence: When they got home he detached the trailer from the car.
deride verb
Deride (verb)
  • To ridicule; to laugh at
  • Sentence: The girls derided the new student because she didn't have the nice clothes they had.
lament verb noun
Lament (verb , noun)
  • Verb to feel or express sorrow or regret for
  • Noun an expression of grief or sorrow
  • Sentence: As a verb: His endless lament over his lost investment got tiresome after a time.
  • As a noun: Lament was expressed by many at the memorial service for Uncle Max.
laud verb
Laud (verb)
  • Praise ; glorification.
  • Sentence: The students did so well in the English class, I had to laud them for their efforts.
hedonist noun
Hedonist (noun)
  • devotion to pleasure
  • Sentence: John was known as a hedonist by his active pursuit of every pleasurable experience that life could bring.