Praise to mock

accolade
(n)
ACC-ǝ-lade
Meaning

award for merit

1st Sample Sentence

As his fame as a scientist grew, he received accolade after accolade from universities, research institutes, and learned societies and associations.

Root

ad (to)#collum (neck) (Latin)

Antonyms

aspersion, calumny, slur

Mnemonics

A+Cool+Aide is a praise for the effort by a Distinction Student a+col+lade. seems like "a college leader". and if you are a college leader then you will get a strong praise and approval. accolade ac=accept, take; col=>college;ade-->aid; College aid is given as an award of merit. it sounds like chocolate. parents accolade if kids do home work properly accolade sounds like: "act-of-laud" laud meaning praise.

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