Duplicity

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Duplicity

Definition:

1. dishonest behavior that is intended to trick someone.

2. contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action

3. deceitfulness; double-dealing

Parts of Speech (POS)

noun

I’ll use it in a sentence:

● The duplicity within the Catholic Church, has resulted in the surreptitious, egregious cover-up, of sexual abuse against young children.

● Most telemarketers, tout and use duplicity to try and sell unessential items.

● The duplicitous car salesman, uses duplicity, to sell unreliable used cars to marginalized individuals.*

● Because duplicity is synonymous with politicians, many people dont trust, elected government officials.

*In this sentence; the word duplicitous is an adjective.

Why: Because adding the suffix -ous turns a noun into an adjective. It means ‘full of’.

When you add -ous to a word ending in ‘y’, replace the ‘y’ with ‘i’.

dfoww will be hosting a free online, Basic Rules of Grammar writing workshop on prefix vs. suffix, sometime next month in July 2019.

Next, on a sheet of paper or in the comment section below, write a few sentences using the word: duplicity.

Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.

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