VCR Presentation 10

Raveena Doshi

The autopsy revealed that the man had died as a result of an ______________ in his artery.

Occlusion

n. Something that blocks; an obstruction

Roots: CLAUDO, CLAUDERE, CLAUSI, CLAUSUM <L. "to close"

occlude, v.; occludent, adj.; occlusive, adj.

Synonyms

blockage, obstruction, barrier, barricade

Antonyms

opening, gap, breach, space

Choose the sentence in which the bold-faced type is used incorrectly:

a. The occludent construction on the interstate added another hour to our road trip.

b. I was unable to enjoy the movie because a tall man in front of me at the theaters occluded my view.

c. The Food and Drug Administration has set up strict occlusions that require newly developed drugs to meet a certain standard before they are released on the market.

d. Marathon runners sometimes experience a mental occlusion called "the runner's block" that stops them from moving forward.