“The flutist flouts his responsibilities and plays the flute all day.”
Based on the above information, what is the best definition of flout?
Flout (verb) – to intentionally disobey rules, customs, or conventions; to show contempt and disregard
GRE pro tips:
The word flout was actually derived from the Middle English word flouten, meaning to play the flute. You can more easily remember flout by thinking of the flouting flutist. Imagine a flutist who flouts convention by blowing his flute or “hissing” at all other rules and responsibilities.
“She openly flouted the dress code and frequently wore jeans and sandals.”
“The flutist flouts all real responsibility and plays the flute all day.”