VCR Lesson 8 Presentation

Bennett Stillerman

FILL IN WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 8

In The Divine Comedy, Dante descends into the bellows of hell and is faced with a twisted idea of ________ as souls are tortured in accordance with their wrong doings in life.

THE WORD

redemption (n)


1. Deliverance from sin; atonement for guilt

2. Retrieval; reclamation; reformation



A word similar in meaning is "retribution" but note that retribution refers to a more punishing aspect of justice, and can also refer to the payment itself (The payment was retribution for his theft). Redemption is a more positive form of consequences, and thus is used in a lighter tone.

ROOTS

Emo, Emere, Emi, Emptum (Latin) "to buy"



The word originated around the 14th century and is mostly used in a religious context in modern times

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Retribution

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Redemption

SYNONYMS

1. Forgiveness

2. Atonement

3. Reclamation

Antonym

1. Punished

2. Guilty

3. Sinful

CHOOSE THE SENTENCE THAT USES THE WORD INCORRECTLY

A) Mrs. Hutchinson demanded Aniketh to neck himself as redemption for failing the reading quiz.


B) After long hours of prayer, the Rabbi achieved redemption after working on the sabbath.


C) The Panthers failed to find redemption after being embarrased by the Broncos in the Superbowl 2 years ago.


D) The girl apologized for hours in hopes of redemption for breaking her parents trust.


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The answer is A - the sentence describes retribution, not redemption