LESSON 8

Likhita Yegireddi

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD.

Despite its potential as a point of connection between theory and ____________, etiquette has been presented in less than favorable light.

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Comportment

PART OF SPEECH: noun


DEFINITION: behavior; demeanor, mode of bearing movement

OTHER FORMS: comport [noun]

SYNONYMS

  • behavior
  • actions
  • demeanor

ANTONYMS

  • the are no exact synonyms

Origin

Late Middle English from Latin comportare, from com- ‘together’ + portare ‘carry, bear.’


Roots: Porto, portare, portavi, portatum ---> latin "to carry"

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Commonly cONFUSED WORD

CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

A. Because my brother lacks good comportment, he is probably going to offend someone during the wedding banquet.

B. The queen scolded the unruly prince for not displaying proper comportment during his trip abroad.

C. While I enjoyed the food at the restaurant, I won’t be a repeat customer because of the staff’s poor comportment

D. You could tell by her dignified comportment toward her teacher that she was well educated.

ANSWER

The correct answer is D, because the correct used in that sentence should be deportment. Deportment means the way a person behaves toward other people. Comportment refers to the displayed behavior