VCR Lesson 1 Presentation

Ryan Mohr

Fill in the blank with the best word from lesson one.

The moderator looked for an opening to

himself and break up the debate.

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Interpose(transitive or intransitive verb)

1. To insert between part of something; to interject in a conversation.

2. To apply pressure or influence; to meddle; to interfere.


The first usage is more common.

Synonyms

First Definition:

arbitrate

intercede

mediate


Second Definition:

lobby(Verb)

Intrude

infringe

Antonyms

First Definition:

Allow

Leave alone


Second Definition:

Avoid

Ignore

Different parts of speech

Interposed is the past tense verb form of interpose.


He interposed himself between them to break up the fight.


Interpose's noun form is interposition.


His interposition prevented any serious injuries.

Choose the sentence where the word in bold font is used incorrectly.

A. He interposed himself in the discussion in hopes to settle their dispute.

B. She was interposed as the new President by a majority of voters.

B. His interposition was key in resolving the dispute between management and the workers.

D. He is disliked for his tendency to interpose himself into conversations that do not concern him.

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The correct answer is B. To interpose in something, you must be either inserting yourself between two parties or meddling in external affairs.

Roots

PONO, PONERE, POSUI, POSITUM

"to put," "to place"