VCR Lesson 7

Isabelle Chow

Many lieutenants are appointed out of __________, they often receive a Congressional Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service as well.

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The word


(Adj) Praiseworthy; deserving reward or esteem

Alternate Form

meritoriously, adverb

meritoriousness, noun

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Alternate Use

In North American Law:

It means -- (of an action or claim) likely to succeed on the merits of the case.


  • discreditable

Pick the sentence where the word is used incorrectly

A. The cranky neighbor did not yell at out our dog meritoriously.

B. The meritoriousness of the cat can be observed through its prancing after getting a treat.

C. The meritorious puppy looked at the owner in shame after breaking into the bag of food.

D. The Marine Wildlife Conservation Center meritoriously saved the dolphin from dying, and helped it recover its broken spine.

The answer is......


because, this sentence uses the word for its opposite meaning.