VCR Lesson 1 Presentation

Ethan Scheper

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 1


The family and friends of the fallen soldier mournfully listened to the somber choir sing as part of the ________ for the victims of the tragic war.
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requiem (n.)


A mass or service for the repose of departed souls; music, poetry, or other composition for the dead


Requiem ceremonies are a historically Christian, specifically Roman Catholic, tradition for modifying typical mass to honor and remember the dead.


Also note that the word "requiem" can refer to both the service itself or the composition of music or poetry used for the service.

Roots

Comes from the Latin roots


quies, meaning "quiet"

and

re, meaning "back" or "again."

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Synonyms

For the actual service:

  • mass
  • service
  • funeral


For the music, poetry, and tributes that are part of the service:

  • hymn
  • song
  • composition

Antonyms

There are no true antonyms, but words contrasting these ceremonies could include:

  • celebration
  • disrespect
  • dishonor

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

a) In place of their traditional Sunday mass, the church held a special requiem for the beloved member of their congregation who had passed away that week.

b) To honor the recent death of their sister, the four brothers requiemed by reciting original poetry about her life.

c) Being such a wonderful pianist, the girl took the time to compose a requiem to be performed at the memorial ceremony.

d) The Roman Catholic people of ancient times unfortunately held many a requiem because of the many deadly wars they fought in their quest for empire.

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CORRECT ANSWER - B

Requiem can only be used as a noun, not a verb as in sentence (b). Therefore, sentence (b) is the incorrect sentence.