Difficult Words : Perjury and Permeate





Difficult Words : Permeate and Perjury

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Perjury (PUR jur ee) n: lying under oath

• The defendant was acquitted of bribery but convicted of
perjury, because he had lied on the witness stand during his trial.

• To commit
perjury is to perjure oneself.

• The former cabinet official
perjured himself when he said that he had not committed perjury during his trial for bribery.




Permeate (PUR mee ATE) v: to spread or seep though, to penetrate

• A stinky smell quickly
permeated the room after Jack lit a cigarette.

• Corruption had
permeated the company. Every single one of its executives belonged in jail.

• Something that can be
permeated is said to be permeable.

• A permeable raincoat is one that lets water seep through.



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