VCR Lesson 3 Presentation

Katherine Darden

Fill in each blank with the most appropriate word.

Sam was never able to appease her anxiety when she's in an _______________ of people; she loses her sense of personal space.



n. a large group or collection of people, animals, or things.


grex, gregis (Latin) "flock," "herd," "crowd"

Alternate Forms


- (v.) to bring together; collect into one sum, mass, or body

- (adj.) total; combined

- (n.) a sum; mass; gross or total amount


aggregation (n.):

- Biology: a group of organisms of the same or different species living closely together but less integrated than a society.

aggregate (adj):

- Geology: consisting of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means

- Botany: formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering

architecture aggregation

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- collection

- gathering


- individual

- part

Exercise 3A

Find the best synonym for the bold-faced word.

4. a(n) aggregation of flamingos

a. throng

b. flight

c. altercation

d. scarcity

e. migration

Exercise 3C

After caribou calving season in northern Alaska, __aggregations__ of herds numbering as many as 175,000 animals travel together before separating to head south for the winter.

Find the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-face type is used incorrectly.

a.) The aggregation of bottle caps he had collected over the years was frightening and left one questioning what he did in his free time.

b.) The aggregate of flying monkeys surrounding Dorothy frightened her so much she almost forgot the importance of her quest.

c.) Mandy disagreed with the aggregation of the dishes on the table; the layout did not match what she had learned in her table-setting classes.

d.) I was worried that the aggregate companies would not work as productively as they did as individual units.

Correct Answer

C is incorrect in the context. Although it is a collection of dishes, a more suitable word would be "arrangement" or "layout."