Word of the Day #2: Underrate

Underrate [uhn-der-reyt]: not to give proper credit or recognition for the ability of someone or something. Adj. underrated (opposite of overrated)

1-) The athlete was highly underrated when he entered college. Nobody expected him to achieve the success that he would later achieve. 2-) I think the 5-star buffet was overrated. The food was bland (uninteresting, unexciting) and there was dirt all over the counter. 3-) Can you name one area in which people tend to underrate you and one area in which they tend to overrate you?

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Author: Ben Peters

I'm a 20-something year old from the American Midwest passionate about using knowledge and the power of the mind to improve the quality of life. I enjoy researching, traveling, and connecting with people from around the world. I started this blog to share the discoveries that have improved my life and to learn from readers with access to this page.

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