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Extol; v. To praise highly.
They extolled me when I returned after receiving my bachelor’s degree with honors.
Kudos; n. Praise; a compliment.
Kudos to whoever came up with the brilliant idea of sliced bread.
Laudable; adj. worthy of praise and/or recognition.
She did a laudable deed and because of this, she was very much loved in the community.
Meritorious; adj. deserving of award, merit, or praise.
I admired his meritorious behavior of attempting to save the child.
Panegyric; n. A formal public compliment or elaborate praise.
After all chaos politician had caused, there was much panegyric when he resigned from his place of office.
Praiseworthy; adj. Meriting praise and high commendation.
Everything he did was praiseworthy and that’s why I so easily loved him.
Abominate; v. To detest thoroughly.
He was an abominable person who was so forceful and mean.
Admonitory; adj. Mildly cautionary, reproving, or scolding.
The teacher’s admonitory tone made me know I was close to getting on her last nerve.
Berate; v. To scold angrily and at length.
She berated her daughter for coming home long after curfew.
Blameworthy; adj. Worthy of blame or reproof; guilty; deserving punishment.
Everything she did was blameworthy. She put behind every act her rebelliousness.
Castigate; v. To criticize thoroughly, even to punish for an infraction.
After I got in a physical fight at school, I was castigated by my father and grounded for two months.
Censurable; adj. Deserving of censure or blame.
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