Vocabulary Test for the DCSD School Board

This week it occurred to me that maybe the members of the DCSD Board of Education need a little bit of a vocabulary lesson…

notrespassingTRESPASS
tres·pass
/ˈtrespəs/
Verb
Enter the owner’s land or property without permission.
Noun
A voluntary wrongful act against the person or property of another, esp. unlawful entry to a person’s land or property without their permission.

(reference: School Board President accused of crashing meeting; A parent’s open letter)

HUBRIS
hu·bris
/ˈ(h)yo͞obris/
Noun
Excessive pride or self-confidence.

(reference: See any Board of Education meeting; See a classic “Williams-ism”; This)

NARCISSISM
nar·cis·sism
/ˈnärsəˌsizəm/
Noun
Extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration.

(reference: Again, see any Board of Education meeting, especially when Benevento is in attendance; This )

IGNORE
ig·nore
/igˈnôr/
Verb
Refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.
Fail to consider (something significant).

Synonyms
disregard – neglect – slight

(reference: This, This)

HYPOCRISY
hy·poc·ri·sy
/hiˈpäkrisē/
Noun
The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.

(reference: The last four freakin’ years of this regime.)

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