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Approbation [Noun]

Sentence: He’s not unique in his self-approbation. Policy makers in Europe, where employment has barely recovered at all and a number of countries are in fact experiencing Depression-level distress, have even less to boast about. Yet they too are patting themselves on the back. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: Approval or praise

How To Remember?

The “Approb-” part of “Approbation” should remind you of the word “Approval”. Easy, isn’t it?

Synonyms?

Approval; Acceptance; Assent; Endorsement; Encouragement; Commendation; Acclamation; Adulation; Veneration; Ovation; Plaudits.

Antonym? 

Criticism.

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