It’s Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day today, so here is a context clues worksheet on the noun plaudit. It’s not a commonly used word, but it is a strong noun. I think it might be worth asking students, via Socratic questioning, to make the connection with applaud, a strong verb used both intransitively and transitively.
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