VCR LESSON 7

Rachael Davis

Fill in the Blank

The American Revolution led to the _____ of monarchical rule in the colonies.

The Word

Demise

n. Death, or the end of existence or operation of something

Roots

Mitto, mittere, misi, missum <L. "to send"

de <L. "away from"

Synonyms

  • Termination
  • Decease
  • Passing
  • Extinction
  • Death
  • End

antonyms

  • Beginning
  • Start
  • Creation
  • Construction
  • Success
  • Birth

Examples

  • China's One Child Policy: On October 29, 2015, the one-child limit in China ended and parents are now allowed to have two children, the one-child policy lasted for 35 years
  • Justice Scalia: A SCOTUS justice who was known for his conservative ideology, recently died on February 13, 2016
  • Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, Martin O'Malley, Lindsey Graham, Lincoln Chafee, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Jim Webb all ended their presidential campaigns in the 2016 election

Identify the Incorrect Sentence

a) The woman's demise happened unexpectedly in a car crash.

b) At the demise of class, all the students hurried to their seats to start learning.

c) The rat met his demise when he was caught in a trap and could not escape.

d) The Titanic's demise happened after it crashed into an iceberg and began to sink into the ocean.

Correct Answer: D