VCR Presentation 4

Sydney Everett

Fill in the Blank!!!

Political scientists believe that for her time period, Cleopatra was the most powerful __________ the world had ever seen.

The Word

potentate

n. Monarch; a ruler possessing great power

Roots

POSSUM, POSSE, POTUI < L "to be able to" "to have power"

A powerful monarch is able to make decisions on behalf of their kingdom because they have power.

Related Words

Synonyms

  • ruler
  • monarch
  • King/Queen
Antonyms

  • servant

Other Forms

  • potentates (plural)

LET'S PRACTICE!!!

Choose the sentence that uses to bold word incorrectly.


a) Cleopatra wanted to rid the planet of her enemies, so she had her spies plant a potentate potion into their chalice at the feast.


b) Cleopatra, a potentate of Egypt, was not responsible for building the pyramids.


c) John F. Kennedy can not be considered a potentate in the sense of being monarch, but he could be in the sense that it is a powerful ruler.


d) The potentate of Rome was brutally murdered by his best friend Brutus.