Vocabulary Lesson 4 Presentation

Natalie Schlesinger

Fill in the missing word

You may want to avoid ___________ someone you are unfamiliar with; even if it was just a joke, they make think you truly meant all of the nasty things you said.

Traduce

Definition: To slander; to speak falsely or maliciously of, verb
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Traduce

Definition: To slander; to speak falsely or maliciously of; to betray, verb


Other forms: traduced, traducer (noun), traducing

Synonyms

  • defame
  • slander
  • vilify (speak and write)
  • misrepresent

Antonyms

  • compliment
  • honor
  • flatter

Roots

Duco "to lead"

Trans "across"

Slander vs. Libel

Practice: Choose the incorrect usage

1. Since Jon was a very honest man, everyone was surprised to discover that he had traduced his opponent to win the case.

2. She was traduced further when the playful comments gradually became malicious.

3. Kathy traduced her husband to her chatty group of friends who were eager to meet him.

4. Traducing someone is a poor way to show them affection, and will most likely result in the loss of friendship.