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My mother The English Teacher taught me that the more words you know the more precisly you can communicate your thoughts. 

To that end, I’ve decided to add a Word of the Week to this blog!  I will give you the dictionary definition and then a handy example of how to sly work it into your conversations.  One word a week will give you great practice time!

Today’s word: Egregious

Main Entry:
egre·gious 
Pronunciation:
\i-ˈgrē-jəs\
Function:
adjective
Etymology:
Latin egregius, from e- + greg-, grex herd — more at gregarious
Date:
circa 1534
1archaic : distinguished2: conspicuous ; especially : conspicuously bad : flagrant <egregious errors> <egregious padding of the evidence — Christopher Hitchens>
egre·gious·ly adverb
egre·gious·ness noun

Here is a handy example of how to use this word in your daiy conversation:

“AIG made and egregious error when they decided to party down in California in the face of flushing their shareholders down the toilet.”
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