Lesson of the Day: These words are not the same

Perpetuate (verb): To preserve, to maintain, to continue. 

Perpetrate (verb): To commit (such as a crime), to carry out or perform in a tasteless manner.

Although both of these words are verbs, they do not mean the same thing. 

Example: Thomas perpetuated his criminal status by perpetrating bank robberies. OR Thomas continued his identity as a criminal by committing bank robberies.


Depraved (adjective): Perverse, lacking morals.

Deprived (adjective): Lacking necessities.

Example: The deprived population of the city turned to depraved actions to meet the costs of living.  This means: The population of the city without the proper necessities to live turned to criminal acts to meet the costs of living.


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