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The errors were becoming so frequent and egregious that the company had no choice but to force the humbled administrator into early retirement.
Which of the following substitutions best captures the meaning of the underlined word?

A flagrant

Egregious means outstandingly bad or shocking. Flagrant means noticeable in a bad way so the two are the closest synonyms available. Thoughtless means selfish. Minor means insignificant. Bizarre means strange. None of these comes close to the meaning of egregious.