# VCR Lesson 10

## Fill in the blank

In medical school, students are taught to never make a ___________ cut directly through the center of the skin, but rather a slanted cut angled downwards.

## DIAMETRICAL

1. Pertaining to a diameter
2. Exactly or completely opposite

## ROOTS

"DIA": through (Greek)
"METRON": measure (Greek)

## ALTERNATE FORMS

Diametrical is closely related to the word "diameter," meanign the distance between two points on a circle passing through the center, or any line that "dissects" the circle.

Conflicting
Contrary
Opposed
Counter

Agreeing
Similar
Harmonic

## Choose the sentence in which the bolded word is used incorrectly.

1. My sister's room while growing up was constantly clean and tidy, while mine was diametrically messy and unkempt.
2. Europeans use the diametric system of measuring, their distances being in meters and kilometers rather than miles and inches.
3. In geometry, one can solve for the circumference of a circle using diametrical measures.
4. The young man's high level of intelligence was diametric to his appearance; his disheveled clothes and unruly beard made his appearance deceptive.