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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