Misused Words

Flaunt and Flout

Flaunt, a verb, means to show off something.

The tycoon likes to flaunt his wealth.

Flout, a verb, means to disobey a law, regulation, or convention.

The young driver likes to flout the speed limit.

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) Despite what people think, there is a penalty for (flaunting, flouting) the water ban.

(2) The winner of the latest lottery likes to (flaunt, flout) his money in front of his friends.

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