Kendra&Vocab #3


despondent [ dih-spon-duhnt ]


feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom:

Writing Prompt

Write a story/scene where you use the word despondent either in a description or a dialogue. In what situation would using this word make sense? Create a dialogue between two characters, one who speaks more formally, and one who speaks informally. Or, use the word in a description, making sure it matches the word use in the rest of the paragraph.

Interesting Facts

The adjective despondent is from Latin despondere, “to lose courage, give up,” from the prefix de- (“from”) plus spondere (“to promise”). The Latin words originally referred to promising a woman in marriage.

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