Word of the Day Monday (Deride)

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The word of the day is Deride- This word is a verb meaning the following:

  1. to laugh at or insult contemputously
  2. to subject to usually bitter or contemptuous ridicule or criticism : to express a lack of respect or approval of

I have to be honest I had never heard of this word until today. Below is an example of this word being used.

Although derided by classmates for his cocksure insistence that he would be a millionaire by the age of 25, he achieved his goal when his Internet startup went public.

Mountain Top

My heart dropped

My ego bruised

Persevere I did

Reaching dreams thought unimaginable

Working hard to get to the goal

Looking past being derided

Early in my child hood

I found the strength

Here I am on the mountain top I climbed

Despite being derided

©Chris Chonos

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