Our vocabulary blog word this week is affront.

Affront, a noun, means "a deliberate offense: insult"  as defined by
Merriam-Webster.

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SS7
09/17/2012 3:26pm

My brother affronts me when he brags about his new stuff. This sentence makes sense because my brother offends me when he says he has cooler and newer stuff than me.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:48am

Please use affront as a noun. You use it as a verb in your sentence.

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lt7
09/21/2012 8:08am

It was an afront when my sister called me stupid when I did not understand a math problem. Afront makes sence in the sentance because it was an insult when my sister called me stupid.

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HS7
09/17/2012 3:38pm

It was an affront to my mother when I rolled my eyes at her. In this sentence affront makes sense because it was an insult to my mother when I rolled my eyes at her.

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jj8
09/17/2012 3:45pm

My sister affront me when I was playing soccer. The word affront is used correctly because my sister insulted me.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:51am

Please use affront as a noun.

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KS6
09/17/2012 3:50pm

When people say she's short, she takes it as an affront. The vocabulary word makes sence in my sentence because she thinks it is an insult when someone calls her short.

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SA6
09/17/2012 4:00pm

I would be affront if my friend were to insult giraffes. The word affront in this context is used if I were to be insulted by my friend if she made fun of giraffes.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:54am

Do you mean "an affront"? I'm not sure what you're trying to say here.

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kcm7
09/17/2012 4:11pm

I did not mean to affront you, but i needed to make my point.
Using affront in this sentence makes sense because I was saying that I did not mean to offend the person and that I was just trying to express my point of view.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:42am

Please use affront as a noun, not as an infinitive.

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vv6
09/17/2012 4:19pm

My brother made an affront coment that I was a bad irish dancer. Affront makes sense in this sentence because that was an insult he said to me.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:49am

Make sure to use correct spelling and capitalization. Also, I'm not quite sure how you used affront. It needs to be a noun.

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vv6
09/18/2012 5:28pm

It was an affront when I did not place in Irish Dance. Affront makes sense in this sentence because that was insult that i wasn't good enough.

MC7
09/17/2012 4:22pm

The comment was a deliberate affront to his character. Affront makes sense in this sentence because he was insulted by the comment.

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kg8
09/17/2012 4:46pm

After Hannah told me that Callie and I were wearing the same skirt, she told that she didn't mean to affront me.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:46am

Where is your explanation sentence? Also, make sure to use affront as a noun.

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ET7
09/17/2012 4:54pm

The coach took the off topic question as an affront. Affront makes sense in this sentence because the coach thought the question that was off topic was an insult.

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ET7
09/18/2012 6:36pm

The basketball player made an affront to his coach when he asked a off topic question. Affront makes sense in this sentence because the basketball player in insulted the coach.

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JT7
09/17/2012 4:59pm

An affront was commited when Bob said my shoes were dumb.
It makes sense because the narrator felt insulted when Bob said his shoes were dumb

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MF8
09/17/2012 5:04pm

It was an affront when the other team was unsportsmanlike to our team. Affront makes sense in the sentence because you should always be sportsmanlike whether you win or lose.

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BC6
09/17/2012 5:06pm

I was affronted by my brother when he said I am a bad typer. This makes sense in this context because I find myself to be a decently good typer.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:53am

Affront is supposed to be a noun. Please use it as a noun, not a verb.

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BC6
09/19/2012 8:04pm

It was an affront when my brother said I am a bad typer. This makes sense in this context because I find myself to be a decently good typer.

EL8
09/17/2012 5:25pm

My brother was affront with me about his homework when I tried to help him. This sentence makes since because when I try to help my brother with homework sometimes he gets mad and insults me.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:45am

Please make sure to use affront as a noun.

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cp6
09/17/2012 5:40pm

It was an affront when my brother said that Harry Styles was ugly. The word affront makes sentence in this sentence because my brother offended and insulted me by saying that Hairy Styles from the boy band One Direction is ugly.

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AM6
09/17/2012 5:56pm

My mom told me never to affront anyone. The word affront makes sense when used in this context because my mom told me not to insult anybody because it is impolite.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:33am

Use affront as a noun, not a verb, please.

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AM6
09/18/2012 3:56pm

I told my sister that it was an affront when she said my favorite hobby was stupid. The word affront makes sense when used in this context because it was an insult to me when my sister said that my favorite hobby was stupid.

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BTB6
09/17/2012 6:13pm

I yelled an affront today by saying my brothers were being ridiculously annoying. Affront makes sense in this context because I insulted my brothers by calling them ridiculously annoying.

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CH7
09/17/2012 6:19pm

I didn't want to affront my brother by saying I didn't need his help. This word makes sense in this context, because I didn't want to have my brother feel insulted when I told him I did not want his help.

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km7
09/17/2012 6:42pm

It was an affront when Suzie told me that the shirt I was wearing was ugly. Affront makes sense in this sentence because it was an insult that Suzie told me my favorite shirt was ugly.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:40am

Please use affront as a noun- not a verb.

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JT7
09/17/2012 7:41pm

An affront accored when Bob said that my shoes were dumb.
The word makes sense because the narrator takes the phrase "my shoes were dumb" as an insult

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 9:39am

"Accored"?

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KFM7
09/17/2012 8:05pm

My brother made an affront when we said i played the drums horribly.
My brother made an insault when he said i played the drums horribly.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:44am

Make sure to use correct spelling and capitalization. Also, your explanation sentence should not be basically identical to your first sentence.

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KFM7
09/18/2012 7:07pm

My brother made an affront when he said I played the drums horribly.
Affront makes sense because I took it as an insult when he said I played drums badly.

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SS6
09/17/2012 8:13pm

The affront caused a huge fight between my brother and sister. Affront makes sense in this sentence because sometimes an insult can cause a fight between siblings.

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SJ6
09/17/2012 8:23pm

"You cant just affront someone like that!" Said my mom. "Calling someone ugly is very mean."
This word makes sense in this context because when she called someone ugly it was an insult to them, and her mom told her that to affront someone like that is very mean.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:29am

Please use affront as a noun, not a verb.

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sj6
09/20/2012 4:52pm

It was an affront to my friend when two girls said that she was a terrible singer.
This word makes sense in this context because by calling my friend a terrible singer, the two girls insulted her voice.

vv8
09/18/2012 3:48pm

It was an affront when he told me soccer was a better sport than football. This makes sense because it was an insult when he told me soccer was better than my favorite sport.

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ANO8
09/18/2012 3:51pm

I was affronted when my dog ignored me.
This sentence makes sense be cause I was insulted when my dog ignored me

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:01pm

Please use proper usage and punctuation. Also, please use affront as a noun.

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BR7
09/18/2012 3:57pm

It was an affront when my brother said that he did not like my neon shoes. Affront makes sense in this sentence because it was an insult when my brother said he did not like my favorite shoes.

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NB7
09/18/2012 4:08pm

It was an affront when my sister said that I was a dork. This word makes sense in this sentence because it was a insult.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:07pm

I don't know who NB7 is ... please repost. Also, your explanation sentence cannot be the definition again. Explain to me why affront makes sense in your sentence.

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jh7
09/18/2012 4:09pm

I was affronted when my brother said that he didn't like my drawing. Affront makes sense in this sentence because i was offended that my brother didn't like my drawing.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:06pm

Please use affront as a noun- not a verb.

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JT6
09/18/2012 4:10pm

It was an affront when my father said he didn't want me to go to The University of Akron. Affront was used correctly because my father insulted me when he said he didnt want me to go to Akron.

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BK8
09/18/2012 4:11pm

I did not mean to affront you when I denied your help.

Affront makes sense in this context because I did not mean to insult the person when i did not take their help.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:00pm

Please use correct capitalization. Also, please use affront as a noun.

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AV7
09/18/2012 4:14pm

I told my cousin that she looked different and and took took that as an affront.
This makes sense because my cousin was insulted by my comment.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:05pm

Took took?

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kg8
09/18/2012 4:38pm

It was an affront when Jim made fun of me for my bad test grade. The sentence makes sense because the narrator was offended when he was made fun of for his poor test grade.

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EL8
09/18/2012 5:29pm

My brother told me an affront when I tried to help him with his homework. This makes sense because he insulted me when I tried to help him.

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EB6
09/18/2012 5:31pm

It was an affront when my sister said i was bad at gymnastics.
This word makes sense in this sentence because my sister insulted me when she said i was bad at my favorite sport (gymnastic).

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:10pm

Make sure to use proper capitalization.

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EB6
09/19/2012 7:46am

It was an affront when my sister said I was bad at gymnastics.
This word makes sense in this sentence because my sister insulted me when she said I was bad at my favorite sport (gymnastic).

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GH6
09/18/2012 5:43pm

"That is an affront to my intelligence," Delilah exclaimed when the teacher asked her the capital of Ohio. Affront makes sense in this sentence because Delilah was insulted when her teacher thought she did not know Ohio's capital.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:10pm

Great sentence!

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JP6
09/18/2012 5:51pm

It was an affront when my brother said my favorite game wasnot fun. Affront makes sense in this sentence because my brother insulted me

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:09pm

Make sure to use proper spacing. Also, your explanation sentence needs to show me you understand the context in which you used affront, not just the definition.

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PN7
09/18/2012 6:02pm

1. Ted was given multiple consequences after the affronts he had committed such as taunting and teasing a new kid at the school, Simon.

Affront in this in this sentence is used as a noun and signals that Ted had insulted or harassed Simon severely.

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AH7
09/18/2012 6:17pm

It felt like an affront when other people laughed at my mistakes.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:04pm

Where is your explanation sentence?

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HV8
09/18/2012 6:41pm

It was an affront when my friend told me she didn't like my favorite song. The word makes sense in this sentence because it was like an insult when the friend said she didn't like my favorite song.

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EH7
09/18/2012 6:53pm

It was an affront when my sister called my handwriting sloppy.
This word makes sense in this sentence because my sister insulted my bad handwriting when I thought it was good.

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KM7
09/18/2012 7:07pm

It was an affront to my friend when, I told her I did not like cats that much. Affront makes sense in this passage because I offended my friend when I said I did not like her favorite animal that much.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:03pm

You don't need that comma after "when."

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mh8
09/18/2012 7:37pm

I was affronted by my brother when he said I am a terrible singer. Affront makes sense in this sentence because the narrators brother hurt her feelings or insulted her by saying she was a terrible singer.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 7:58pm

Please use affront as a noun not a verb.

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EH6
09/18/2012 7:40pm

It was an affront to my brother when I told him he was horrible at soccer. Affront makes sentence in this sentence because I insulted my brother with my comment.

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GC8
09/18/2012 7:45pm

It was an Affront when I raised my voice at my mom.It was an Affront because I raised my voice and that maid my mom sad.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 7:57pm

Make sure to use proper capitalization, spacing and usage.

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GC8
09/19/2012 7:40pm

It was an affront when I raised my voice at my Mom. It was an affront because I raised my voice and that maid my mom sad.

Mrs. Peko
09/19/2012 9:42pm

For your comment below, do you mean "made"?

GK7
09/18/2012 7:52pm

Cindy took my comment about her mismatched socks as an affront.
My sentence using affront makes sense because Cindy took my comment towards her as an insult.

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as7
09/18/2012 7:55pm

It was an affront when my Julie offended my cooking. This makes sense in the sentence because it was an insult when Julie made fun of my cooking

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DG8
09/18/2012 8:10pm

It was an affront when my mother yelled at me. It makes sense because my mother insulted me.

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Mrs. Peko
09/18/2012 8:13pm

Your explanation sentence needs to show me you understand the meaning of affront based on the context of your sentence, not just the definition.

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CH7
09/18/2012 8:31pm

It was an affront when my cousin ignored me. Affront makes sense in this sentence, because I felt insulted when my cousin ignored me.

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ANO8
09/18/2012 9:27pm

It was an affront when my sister said my shoes were ugly.
Affront makes sense in this sentence because my sister insulted me.

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BB6
09/19/2012 3:40pm

It was an affront to Tim when John told him his cooking was awful.
The word affront makes sense in this word usage because John insulted Tim by making a comment about his awful cooking.

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EM6
09/19/2012 5:03pm

It was an affront when my sister said the Steelers were the worst team in the NFL

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Mrs. Peko
09/19/2012 9:38pm

You need to post an explanation sentence.

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EM6
09/20/2012 8:57pm

It was an affront when my sister said the Steelers were the worst team in the NFL. Affront makes sense in this sentense be it was an insult because i love the Steelers

VD7
09/19/2012 6:32pm

It was an affront when Hannah told Joe he was bad at drawing. This makes sense because Hannah insulted Joe when she said he was bad at drawing.

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OA8
09/19/2012 6:41pm

It was an affront when my sister told me my hair looked bad. Affront makes sense in my sentence because it was an insult when my sister said my hair didn't look good.

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mh8
09/19/2012 7:04pm

It was an affront to Kayla when Leah told her that she was a bad volleyball player. Affront makes sense in this sentence because Leah insulted Kayla by telling her she was not good at volleeyball.

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Mrs. Peko
09/19/2012 9:45pm

Volleeyball?

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RS7
09/19/2012 7:20pm

It was an affront when my friend said that my shoes were ugly.

This word makes sense because my friend insulted me when he said my shoes were ugly

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RR6
09/19/2012 7:22pm

It was a great affront when Bob pushed Joe out of the boat. This makes sense in this context because Joe thought it was a mean insult when Bob pushed him out of the boat.

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BL8
09/19/2012 7:23pm

It was an affront when my friend said that my cat was stupid.

Affront makes sense in this sentence because my friend insulted me by saying that my cat that I love was stupid.

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CW8
09/19/2012 7:31pm

It was an affront when I was told that I was terrible at swimming. The word affront works in this sentence because it insulted me to be told that I was terrible at my favorite sport.

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AP7
09/19/2012 8:36pm

I affronted my mom when I said I didn't want her help with my math. Affront make sense in this context because I insulted my mother when I told her I didn't need her help.

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Mrs. Peko
09/19/2012 9:39pm

You used affront as a verb when I would like it to be a noun.

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AP7
09/20/2012 4:41pm

-1300-50 Middle English afrounten. Afrounten is a derivative of Latin phrase ad fontem. Affront comes from the main word Afront (one f) meaning face to face, in front of.

AP7
09/20/2012 4:46pm

Dictionary.com is where I looked up its etymology

TP8
09/19/2012 8:40pm

I took my brothers comment as a affront when he said I wasn't good at sports.
This makes sense because it shows how I took the comment as a insult.

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IH6
09/19/2012 8:50pm

It was an affront when the teacher blamed me for something I didn't do. This sentence makes sense because it was an insult to me blamed for something I didn't do.

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KK6
09/19/2012 9:01pm

My mom told my neighbor that she didn't like her new mailbox and my neighbor took it as an affront. The word affront makes sense in this sentence because my neighbor got offended when my mom said that she didnt like her new mailbox.

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MH6
09/19/2012 9:20pm

The affront about her hair made her angry.
The insult about her hair made her angry.

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Mrs. Peko
09/19/2012 9:36pm

Your explanation sentence should show me you understand how you used the word in your sentence, not just repeat the sentence with a synonym.

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CN8
09/19/2012 9:28pm

It was an affront to my friend when I told him I hated the Steelers. Affront makes sence in this sentence because he likes the Steelers, and I insulted him.

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RD8
09/19/2012 9:40pm

It was an affront when my brother said my hair looked bad. Affront makes sense in this sentence because i was offended when my brother made a rude remark on my hair

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MRS. PEKO
09/19/2012 9:47pm

PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY MORE SENTENCES ABOUT AN AFFRONT REGARDING SHOES OR HAIR. WE HAVE ENOUGH OF THOSE ALREADY.

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AT7
09/19/2012 10:08pm

My mom was affronted because I said her food did not taste good.
This sentence makes sense because she took offense to my comment.

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Mrs. Peko
09/20/2012 10:12pm

"Was affronted" is a verb phrase. Please use affront as a noun.

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GF8
09/19/2012 10:59pm

She took his comments at the meeting to be a personal affront of her work on the project. Affront makes sense because she was insulted by his comments.

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ES8
09/19/2012 11:28pm

The affront my sister said to me yesterday was rude and insensitive. Affront makes sense in this sentence because I felt insulted about her comment towards me.

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cm6
09/19/2012 11:34pm

It was an affront when my sister said I chew too loudly. The word affront makes sense in this sentence because my sister offended me by saying I chew loudly.

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jd8
09/20/2012 7:54am

I didn't want to affront her by saying that I'm not a big fan of One Direction. Affont makes sense in this sentence because she is a big fan of One Direction, and would be insulted if I told her I wasn't.

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NB6
09/20/2012 3:41pm

It was an affront when my sister said that I was a dork. Affront makes sense in this sentence because my sister intentionally called me a dork to make me feel bad.

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MH6
09/20/2012 3:42pm

The affront about her hair made her angry. In this sentence affront is used well because someone made an insult about her hair.

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EB7
09/20/2012 4:18pm

It is an affront to me when my dad says I played bad. This makes sense because it is an insult when he says i played bad.

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Mrs. Peko
09/20/2012 10:10pm

You need to use correct grammar and capitalization.

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kb7
09/20/2012 5:36pm

It was an affront when my sister said I was bad at volleyball. It was an affront because I thought that I was pretty good and she didnt think so.

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DG8
09/20/2012 6:18pm

It was an affront when my mother yelled at me. It makes sense because i dont like being yelled at and she yelled aat me which makes it an insult.

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mk8
09/20/2012 6:18pm

It was an affront my dad ran over my football.
The word affront makes sense because I was mad that my dad ran over my football.

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Mrs. Peko
09/20/2012 10:13pm

Affront does not mean to make someone mad. It means "insult."

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AP7
09/20/2012 7:19pm

Affront's origin- Middle English afronten Affront's roots are from afrunter which means to defy. The Italian root is affrontare which means face . Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affront

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AH7
09/20/2012 7:38pm

It was an affront wen she said she didn't like my earings. Affront makes sense in this sentence because it she insulted me by saying she didn't like the earings.

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MW6
09/20/2012 7:52pm

It was an affront when my brother said I was a bad dancer.
Affront makes sense in this sentence because i was insulted.

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ER8
09/20/2012 8:36pm

She found it as an affront when the coach asked her if she could do the flip. Affront makes sense in this sentence because the fact that the coach thought she could not do the flip offended her.

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mh8
09/20/2012 9:03pm

It was an affront to Kayla when Leah told her that she was a bad volleyball player. Affront makes sense in this sentence because Leah insulted Kayla by telling her she was not good at volleyball.

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AO8
09/20/2012 10:06pm

It was an affront when my friend said i was bad at soccer. This makes sense because it was an insult to me when my friend said I was bad at soccer.

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OS8
09/20/2012 10:41pm

It was an affront when my sister said that the band, One Direction, is an awful band. Affront makes sense in this sentence because One Direction is my favorite band, and I felt offended when my sister said they were awful.

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KM6
09/20/2012 10:55pm

Mrs.Peko I posted my name as "KM7" when it was supposed to be "KM6" and it was the sentence that said I did not like my friend's favorite animal very much.

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scs6
09/24/2012 8:10am

It was an affront to hear that my brother thinks my favorite soccer team is bad.

Affront works in this sentence because my brother said he thinks my favorite soccer team is bad.

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JT7
10/04/2012 7:32pm

That was completly blatent,you moron!
The word makes sence in the sentence because the narrator is telling the other person that something is incredibly obvious in an insulting way.

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IH6
10/16/2012 7:55am

I don't think I have ever been so blatant.
This sentence makes sense because I am insulting my actions.

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SH6
10/18/2012 4:26pm

It was an affront to the neighbor when a gang of kids tore down the wooden fence and spray-painted it. It makes sense because when they vandalized the neighbors fence it was rude to him.

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