VCR Presentation 7

Alexa Arciero

Guess the Word

Veruca Salt is a very _____________ girl, for she greedily seeks to obtain Mr. Wonka's squirrels and other rare items in the Wonka Factory.
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Acquisitive

adj. eagerly seeking to obtain things, wealth, or information.


*excessively interested in acquiring money or material items.

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Roots

quaero, quaerere , quaesivi, quaesitum <L. "to seek," "to search for"


ac= ad <L. "to" or "toward"

Other Parts of Speech

v. acquire - I have ambitions to acquire a large amount of money this summer.


n. acquisition - Many people have an acquisition for attention.

Familiar Words

quest

question

prerequisite

inquiry


Synonyms

greedy

covetous

possessive

grasping

materialistic

ambitious

Now You Try

Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.

a) Lesley is very acquisitive in regards to receiving praise on her hard work in the office.

b) The acquisitive homeless man was desperately asking for spare change in order to obtain enough money to buy a meal.

c) Norman considers himself acquisitive because he tries to be frugal and is content with the few essential items he owns.

d) Jackie is known for being acquisitive for information on stars because she in constantly reading books on space.