April 26, 2016
influx (noun)
\IN-fluks\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
1 : a flowing or coming in2 : something that flows in
How do you use it?
Every year the resort town prepares for its annual influx of summer tourists.
Are you a word wiz?

Only one of these sentences uses the word "influx" correctly. Which one do you think it is?

You're going with the flow if you picked B. Sentence A can't be right, since it uses "influx" as a verb, not a noun. The verb "fax" would fit well there. In Sentence C, it's the disease known as "influenza" that's delaying the concert. A suitable substitute for "influx" in Sentence D would be the word "inflation," which is the continual rise in the price of goods and services. That leaves the flooding resulting from the busted pipe in B as the correct answer.
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