Praise to mock

encomium
(n)
en-CO-mi-ǝm
Meaning

an expression of high praise; eulogy

1st Sample Sentence

At his retirement party, the most eloquent of his friends delivered an encomium in which he enumerated his most endearing traits.

Root

en (in)#komos (banquet, procession, merrymaking) (Greek)

Synonyms

encomium, eulogy, paean, plaudit

Antonyms

parody, satire

Mnemonics

INCOME - People of high INCOME are formally praised for their large donations. en com (think about M. Com) so when you would top M. com, you will be addressed speeches of encomium! try to make some version of this phrase flow: in COMING HOME, the war hero was treated to ENCOMIUM.

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