November 10, 2013 - Word of the Day
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The word "jeopardy" generally means danger, or there exists the possibility for a problem. The sentences below show how it's used as a noun:
- Their plans to go to Europe were in jeopardy because of the weather.
- The bus driver put the lives of his passengers in jeopardy by texting while driving.
- The future of the business is now in jeopardy because of highway construction.
You can alter the word order of the sentences above by changing "jeopardy" to a verb: jeopardize.
- The weather jeopardized their plans to go to Europe.
- The bus driver jeopardized the lives of his passengers by texting while driving.
- Highway construction jeopardizes the future of the business.
Note: There's a popular American game show called Jeopardy. Contestants answer questions on a variety of academic subjects. The questions are very difficult!
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