A series of egregious corruption scandals led to the government's downfall at the next election.
e ex (out, away)#grex gregis (flock, herd) (Latin)
egregious is similer to aggressive. aggressive pepole are very bad in manner. this may help you pepole EGREGIOUS (extremely bad). During one of our stage performance, we made such a huge mistake that people started throwing eggs at us and a rotten 'EGG REACHes US' (sounds like egregious) egregious has the word GRE in it. so GRE is notorious in the sense that it 'might' ruin the money we paid for the exam if we don't study properly, which is conspicuously bad and shocking:)