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Hard SAT vocab: irreproachable

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About as irreproachable as it gets.

What does irreproachable mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word irreproachable

First, before you read about the word irreproachable, try this quick vocab quiz:

irreproachable most nearly means

(A) incorrect
(B) saturated
(C) blameless
(D) cold
(E) encouraging

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Now let’s learn about the word irreproachable.

Part of Speech of irreproachable

irreproachable is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation of irreproachable

Here’s how to pronounce irreproachable:

IPA: /ɪ.rɪ.ˈprou.tʃə.bəl/

Glossary-style: [ih-rih-PRO-chuh-buhl]

Definition of irreproachable

irreproachable means: not open to criticism or blame (Ex: irreproachable behavior). perfect.

Explain more about irreproachable, please

If you are irreproachable, then you simply can’t be blamed or faulted for something. irreproachable sounds like a fancy word, but once you realize that the root of the word irreproachable is reproach, which means to criticize or blame, then you’ll realize that irreproachable simply means “not able to be criticized or blamed (for something)”. Easy, right?

Example of irreproachable

Here’s the word irreproachable used in a sentence:

Some believe that role models, such as athletes and politicians, have a duty to the public to be irreproachable in their public and family lives.

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Answer to the quick vocab quiz

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