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Review the following words.

Week 26

modest

quiet or humble in manner or appearance

Although Mr. Phillips is well-off financially, he lives in a modest, simple home.

propriety

appropriateness of behavior

Anyone who blows his nose on the tablecloth has no sense of propriety.

prudent

exercising good judgment or common sense

It wouldn’t be prudent to act until you’ve considered every possible outcome.

serene

calm

The quiet seaside resort provided a much-needed vacation in a serene locale.

staid

unemotional; serious

Mr. Carver had such a staid demeanor that he remained calm while everyone else celebrated the team’s amazing victory.

stoic

indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive

Not one to complain, Jason was stoic in accepting his punishment.

condemn

to express strong disapproval of; denounce

Homer Simpson condemned Mayor Quimby for allowing the schoolchildren to drink spoiled milk; he was outraged and let the mayor know it.

discredit

to cause to be doubted

The claim that pi is exactly equal to 3 can be discredited simply by careful measurement.