VCR Lesson 2 Presentation

Matthew Tran

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The mother and father had an ___________ over who would get the child after the divorce.
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WORD

altercation
n. A noisy quarrel

Verb form is altercate

ROOT

alter <L. "other"

SYNONYMS

1) argument
2) squabble
3) fight
4) dispute

ANTONYMS

1) harmony
2) peace
3) agreement

HISTORY

  • From Late Middle English
  • Branched off from the verb altercari
  • A French word that dates back from the 13th century

CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

a) The altercation between the nation's rulers and its citizens lead to a separation of loyalty.
b) The son's mother felt the need to altercate the son's clothing attire.
c) Altercations about taxation would convince colonists to support the Declaration of Independence.
d) Altercations are inevitable when dealing with lovers, as it is unrealistic to expect two persons to have aligned opinions all the time.

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THE CORRECT ANSWER IS B. IN THIS SENTENCE, THE WRITER IS TRYING TO USE ALTERCATE AS TO CHANGE SOMETHING. IT ACTUALLY MEANS TO ARGUE.