Difficult Words : Pertinent and Perturb

Difficult Words : Pertinent and Perturb

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Perturb (pur TURB) v: to disturb greatly

• Rudolph's mother was
perturbed by his aberrant behavior at the dinner table. Rudolph's father was not bothered. Nothing bothered Rudolph Sr. He was imperturbable.




Pertinent (PUR tuh nunt) adj: relevant, dealing with the matter at hand

• The suspect said that he was just borrowing the jewelry for a costume ball. The cop said he did not think that was
pertinent.

• By the way,
impertinent means disrespectful.



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