"Use the words listed below in sentences that will illustrate their respective meanings: incoherent, dietary, punitive, travesty, succinct, insurgent, malcontent, and divest."
In Chicago last month, 400 college-trained applicants for high-school teaching jobs dutifully answered the question on an English examination. Last week a shocked Education Examiner Office reported some of the more glaring results:
¶ "The cake was on the punitive side." ¶ "Your research paper has malcontent." ¶ "The travesty of the blast could not be measured."
¶ "The insurgent in her side was two inches deep."
¶ "The original species of monkeys is succinct."
¶ "Divest problems will inflict you...