VCR Lesson 6 Presentation

Yasmine Ruiz

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The fugitive attempted to evade the police by climbing a building, but his ________ was not successful, and he was arrested,
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WHAT'S THE WORD?

subterfuge (n.)

an artifice , device , or evasion to hide or avoid something , or to escape an outcome

ROOTS

subter (L.) "below"

fugere (L.) "to flee"

SYNONYMS

  • trickery
  • deception
  • cunning

ANTONYMS

  • fairness
  • honesty
  • openness

PRACTICE

Choose the sentence in which the word in bold is used incorrectly.

a) James Bond uses various methods of subterfuge, such as smoke screens and bombs, to evade villains.

b) Amy used subterfuge by lying to her teacher about cheating on the test, so that she would not get expelled from the school.

c) Mark was not very subterfuge when he decided to be honest about his inexperience in his job.

d) In The Hunger Games, Katniss uses snares, arrows, and traps as subterfuge to eliminate her opponents and win the games.