Praise to mock

plaudit
(n)
PLAW-dit
Meaning

an expression of enthusiastic approval

1st Sample Sentence

Nothing was more important to her than her singing career: every cheer of the audience, every plaudit of the critics, was like the breath of life to her.

Root

plaudere (to applaud) (Latin)

Synonyms

encomium, eulogy, paean, plaudit

Antonyms

parody, satire

Mnemonics

rhymes like "applaud it" remove 'p' and you get LAUDIT, which can mean loud it. Victory should always be praised by loud cheer i.e. with enthusiastic approval.

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