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word or phrase to add to your army.
Egregious (uh-gree-jus) means horrible, outrageous, unbelievably bad, terrible, horrendous, or awful.
For instance, if you asked for a 10% cost of living raise to your allowance and your parents only gave you 4%, you could tell them, "This cost of living raise to my allowance is egregious!" Then you could ask them what they intend to do about it.
Don't be surprised, however, if they respond to you by saying something like this: "We pay for your cost of living so the burden is on us. You asking for 10% increase is egregious. You getting a 4% raise is more than generous under the circumstances."
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."