Words of the Week - Tangible, Plaudit, Reprehensible, and Tardy (Video Included)

in Hive English Club2 months ago (edited)

We shared some great words on @definitions this week. Our words of the week are:

  • Tangible
  • Plaudit
  • Reprehensible
  • Tardy

Check out this video to practice listening and to hear how the words are pronounced with an American English accent.

Definitions and Example Sentences

Tangible (adjective) - can be touched

  • Although many people prefer storing their photos on their computer, there are people who still prefer tangible prints.
  • Some people prefer quality time with their family. Others enjoy tangible gifts.

Plaudit (noun) - statement giving strong praise

  • The President received one plaudit after another. She is greatly loved by her people.
  • The man felt uncomfortable when he received the plaudit from his commander. He was just honored to serve.

Reprehensible (adjective) – shameful or very bad

  • The entire family refused to forgive the uncle for his reprehensible acts.
  • In many places around the world, a person's reprehensible acts create shame for the family and community.

Tardy (adjective) – slow or late

  • Due to a party last night, the college student was tardy to his final exam.
  • I will not accept you being tardy unless you can explain why you showed up late.


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