VCR 7 Presentation
Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from Lesson 7.
complaining; irritable; peevish
Roots & Origin
- first used in the 15th century
The Latin verb queri means to complain. The Latin word querulus, an adjective, means complaining, which evolved from queri. Querelose evolved from that Latin word and was used earlier in English. Querulous evolved from querelose.
Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.
b. His querulous attitude led him to have no friends, since no one wanted a friend that was ill-tempered and had nothing positive to say.
c. Amanda almost quit her job because she could not handle the querulousness from the first graders who were constantly jumping off the walls and wanting to do more activites.
d. After the constant querulousness over bedtime, the mom decided to let her children stay up late on the weekends like they wanted.