VCR Lesson 3 Presentation

Carlie Smith 1B

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While some of the students enjoied reading the assigned book, others thought the book awful and _____________.

Egregious

adj.

Definition

Extraordinarily bad; flagrant.

Roots

  • Grex, Gregis <L. "Flock," "Herd," "Crowd"
  • e=es <L. "From," "Out of"

Other forms

  • Egregiously adv.
  • Egregiousness n.

Synonyms

  • Atrocious
  • Deplorable
  • Heinous
  • Intolerable

Antonyms

  • Wonderful
  • Good
  • Extrondinary
  • Concealed
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History

Stems from the Latin roots and meant "out of the heard" in Latin. However, the words first english definiton meant "outstanding" and "good quality" and over time the word shifted into just the opposite.

PICK THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACE TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY

A. The young man was known for his hard work the office, and was consistantly deemed as an egregious coworker by many of his boses.

B. The school's play, Grease, was described the epitome of egregiousness because the actor could not remember their lines.

C. MLK Jr., a prominent civil rights activist was egregiously mudered on account of his skin color and beliefs.

D. The man continued sing the engregious song, which was out of tune, and off beat.