belittle

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Definition: (verb) To represent or speak of as contemptibly small or unimportant; disparage. Synonyms: denigrate, derogate, minimize. Usage: Why should I bother trying to get good grades when all you do is belittle my achievements? Discuss

intrepid

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Definition: (adjective) Invulnerable to fear or intimidation. Synonyms: audacious, dauntless, fearless, brave, hardy. Usage: The intrepid climber, undeterred by the knowledge that none had yet survived an attempt to summit this peak, eagerly set out from base camp. Discuss