VCR LESSON 3

By Liam Watts

Hawaii is considered an ___________, one state consisting of many islands.

THE WORD

Archipelago (n.)


1. A group of many islands or the sea containing them.


2. A group of separate entities contained within a defined area.

ITS ROOTS

Pelagos (G.) meaning "sea"


Archi (G.) meaning "first" or "one"

SYNONYMS

-enclave

-Isle

-peninsula

-reef

-islands

ANTONYMS

No direct antonyms


Anything that portrayed a large piece of land would classify as an antonym.

PARTS OF SPEECH

Archipelago (n.)


Archipelagic (adj.)

CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD IS USED INCORRECTLY

a. The nation was considered united, but because it was an archipelago small wars raged between the islands.

b. The United States of America is an archipelagic country made up of 50 states all united under one government.

c. There are several species of rare birds who live among the archipelagos around the Mediterranean sea.

d. It is difficult for an archipelago to support a large population due to the many small areas of land that can only hold so many.

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The correct answer: B


Although the United States is composed of many states, they are not separated by land.

The second definition is also incorrect. Although they are entities contained within a defined area, they are not separate in government, language, or people.