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To judge a student's work and to give it a mark

mark

verb

to judge the quality of a student’s work and write a mark on it

grade

verb

to judge the quality of a student’s work by giving it a letter or number

pass

verb

to officially judge that someone has been successful in an examination or test because they have achieved a satisfactory standard

fail

verb

to decide that someone or something has not achieved a satisfactory score or standard

mark down

to give a student a lower mark for their work for a particular reason

downgrade

verb

to give someone a lower mark for an examination than they received at first

graduate

verb

to give a student a degree or other qualification after a course of study

certify

verb

to give someone an official document stating that they have passed an examination or have achieved the qualifications necessary to work in a particular profession

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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decrepit

old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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