ASVAB Word Knowledge 5.4 Vocab List. The word sordid most nearly means what?
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Richard was dismissed from the board when his sordid affairs came to light.
The word sordid most nearly means what?
Spiteful, immoral, musty, secretive... Yeah, hmm...
All right, well, Richard must have been up to somethin',
because the board was having none of it.
Let's try to figure out what sordid actually means.
A - spiteful means malicious.
Richard was probably spiteful, or full of spite,
after being dismissed, but that doesn't really describe
his affairs. C - musty means smelling of mold.
The board itself was probably made up of, uh,
creaky old aristocrats. They might be musty, moldy,
but that's also not a description of someone's affairs.
[ sneeze ] And D - secretive implies something done in, well, secret.
Affairs are usually done in secret, but it's not
part of the definition of sordid.
Sordid means something vile or immoral,
the sort of thing even the board won't put up with.
That's why Rick got the boot. So B's the correct answer.
Richard will probably find another job.
Now we spoke with the board and, well, we've been sworn to secrecy.
[ whispers ] Secrets.