I am doing all the old lessons again, and once again find I've forgotten lots of words, one being 'nonostante'! Hadn't a clue what it meant! Is there anywhere I can brush up on all the old words without going into each separate lesson please?? I'm going to be stuck where I am at this rate as keep having to go back! Must be an age thing, with the brain cells dying faster than when one is young!
"Despite of" is not a phrase in English. It doesn't make sense to have the "of" there. Maybe you're thinking of "in spite of", which Duolingo does accept. http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/blog/english-mistakes/despite-vs-in-spite-of/