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deride
used in Of Mice and Men

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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • Through the open door came the thuds and occasional clangs of a horseshoe game, and now and then the sound of voices raised in approval or derision.
    p. 38.2
derision = making fun of someone's error or lack of skill

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
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