Unit One Chapter 2: Hardly a Loser
Vocabulary in Context


Click on the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Use the context of the sentences to help you figure out the word’s meaning.


Question 1. despondent -adjective
  • Devon becomes despondent too easily. If he gets even one bad grade, he loses all hope of succeeding in school.
  • For months after his wife died, Mr. Craig was despondent. No matter how hard they tried, his family and friends could not cheer him up.
A despondent man
Sander van der Wel via Wikimedia Commons
Despondent means
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