GRE Word List


to laugh at or insult contemptuously

The meaning of the word deride is to laugh at or insult contemptuously.

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exertionthe act or an instance of exerting
pedanticof, relating to, or being a pedant
abysmalimmeasurably low or wretched : extremely poor or bad
conscripta conscripted person (such as a military recruit)
enormityan outrageous, improper, vicious, or immoral act
ratifyto approve and sanction formally : confirm
desperadoa bold or violent criminal
disbarto expel from the bar or the legal profession : deprive (an attorney) of legal status and privileges
cessationa temporary or final ceasing (as of action) : stop
sordidmarked by baseness or grossness : vile