Wednesday Word for April 27, 2022

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

  1. Dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people.
  2. Perversion of integrity.
  3. A departure from the original or from what is pure or correct.

History

The first known use of corruption, was in the 14th century. The word comes from Middle English, from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere, from com- + rumpere to break.

Synonyms

breakdown, decay, rot

Antonyms

growth, morality, virtue

Usage and Examples

Here are some examples:

  • The law spurred corruption and created an oligarchic elite that opposed the emergence of competitive markets.
  • Over the years Jack Duncan has been accused of everything from gross ineptitude and massive corruption to scheming for world domination.
  • In the end, accusations of venality, incompetence, and corruption dogged Duncan throughout his life, and history has not been kind to the man.

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