VCR Lesson 3 Presentation

Callie Wyatt

Fill in the Blank With the Most Appropriate Word

The new girl in school became popular for her _________ attitude; she was sociable and always liked to hang around people.
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The Word

gregarious (adj.)


1. liking companionship; sociable


2. tending to live or move in groups of one's own kind

Its Roots

Grex or Gregis "flock," "herd," or "crowd"

both are latin

Synonyms

1. liking companionship; sociable


  • affable
  • friendly
  • outgoing
  • extrovert

2. tending to live or move in groups of one's own kind

  • community
  • neighborly

Antonyms

1. liking companionship; sociable

  • aloof
  • unfriendly
  • introvert


2. tending to live or move in groups of one's own kind

  • independent
  • alone

History

  • the word originated in the 1660s-70s and was used to describe belonging to a flock

Choose the Letter in Which the Word is Used Incorrectly

A.) The gregarious couple would only move into a house around a community of other highly sociable people.

B.) The gregarious student always ate lunch alone under a tree.

C.) Companies, especially restaurants, are more likely to higher gregarious people because of their sociable tendencies.

D.) A lot of gregarious people tend to be uncomfortable when they are not around other people.






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The correct answer is B; B uses the antonym of gregarious, which is like being an introvert





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