VCR Lesson 7
Fill in the Blank
The girl's family encouraged her to wear more modest clothing because of their ____________ moral values.
Pertaining to or regulating expenditure, often for religious or moral reasons, usually relating to clothes or food.
sumo, sumere, sumpsi, sumptum (L.) - to take, to obtain
Find the incorrect usage of the word in bold.
- The sumptuary laws implemented in the late Middle Ages were targeted at commoners to keep them from advancing their social statuses.
- The royal family dined on a sumptuary feast, which featured a colored jelly in the shape of a swan and a perfectly roasted pig.
- Negated by the 21st Amendment in 1933, the sumptuary 18th Amendment prohibited the transport, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
- Queen Elizabeth I put multiple sumptuary restrictions on who could wear purple; only the queen, king, and their close family members could wear however much purple they desired.