The word of the day is Deride- This word is a verb meaning the following:
- to laugh at or insult contemputously
- 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.
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