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May 18 2009   5:42PM GMT

Which is correct — flout or flaunt?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
It only takes one user ________ security policies to give an attacker access to network data.
a. flouting
b. flaunting

Answer: a.

Explanation: To flaunt is to show something off or to do something ostentatiously. To flout, on the other hand, is to openly disregard some rule or standard.

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