VCR Lesson 7 Presentation
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ONLY THINGS THAT CAN LIVE, BE PRACTICED AND/OR OPERATE CAN HAVE A DEMISE
Because the Federalists had expressed that they would rather secede from the Union altogether than remain at odds with their rival political party, the Democratic-Republicans, no longer could anyone trust that they would act in the best interest of the United States. Therefore, they were no longer a force in American politics, and the party completely disbanded in 1824.
Any word that indicates something is alive and well.
de <L. "away from"
Roots indicate that someone or something that meets his/her/its demise is being sent away from the earth or from power.
a) William Henry Harrison met his demise due to pneumonia after delivering the longest inauguration speech in American history without a coat in cold, rainy weather.
b) The United States invaded Iraq with the intent to force the demise of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship.
c) Sadly, the demise of many women in less developed countries occurs as a result of childbirth.
d) Before deciding which gallon of milk to buy at the store, John checks the demise date.