Vocab Presentation 6

Kennady Everard

Guess the word

In the "Spongebob Squarepants Movie," Plankton _______________ Dennis to exterminate Spongebob and Patrick while the two are on their heroic journey.
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Suborn

as used in the first sentence...


tr. v. To induce a person in secret to commit a misdeed or a crime


as seen in the picture...


to induce someone to give false testimony


*IMPORTANT NOTE

In each case, the action is not being done by free-will. A second party has bribed or convinced someone to partake in these actions.

Roots

SUB <L. "under"

ORNARE <L. "furnish"

(because the word is often referencing bribes)

Synonyms

bribe

instigate

convince

corrupt-bargain

Antonyms

free-will

good-judgment

moral

Activity

Which sentence uses suborn incorrectly?

A. Tommy suborned Billy to pull on Sally's pigtails by giving him his leftover peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a lollipop.

B. Bryan suborned his life-long enemy on the stands, purely because of his immense hatred.

C. Jimmy was suborned into hacking government computers, but his better judgment quickly allowed him to opt out of the bargain.

D. John suborned David to convict his ex-wife in exchange for cruise tickets that were meant for their upcoming anniversary.

The answer would be B, because Bryan was not convinced or bribed by anyone to give false testimony. It was of his own free-will that this was done.