Praise to mock

eulogy
(n)
YOO-lǝ-jee
Meaning

an expression of praise (such as a speech or poem), often on the occasion of someone's death

1st Sample Sentence

When she died, her son flew all the way from the other side of the planet to deliver a eulogy at her funeral.

Root

eu (well)#legein (to gather, choose, speak) (Greek, cognate with Latin legere)

Synonyms

encomium, eulogy, paean, plaudit

Antonyms

parody, satire

Mnemonics

eulogy = Euler + geometry; Euler was very good at geometry; so we praise him, give him a EULOGY eulogy = eu-'good' + log 'root: logue [dialogue, talk, speech] ' => Good speech

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