VCR Here and There: Lesson 2
Sarah Bowling 1A
Part of speech: nounRoot: alter <L. "other"
Definition: A noisy quarrel.
Sentence: Each team received a penalty flag for unsportsmanlike conduct because many of its players were involved in a heated altercation.
Root: epi <G. "on", "toward"
Definition: An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there; a brief (literary) summary of a dead person's life.
Sentence: Thomas Jefferson did not want his presidency included in his epitaph because he did not want that part of his life to be remembered.
Root: para <G. "beside"
Definition: A model of excellence or perfection.
Sentence: John Winthrop described Massachusetts Bay to be the paragon of civilization; it is an exemplary "city upon a hill".
Root: peri <G. "around"
Definition: 1. Pertaining to the boundary of an area. 2. Of minor importance.
Sentence: In times of bodily emergency, the peripheral nervous system is the first sensory area to be shut down due to its lack of importance in maintaining homeostasis of vital organs.
Root: tithenai <G. "to put"
Definition: 1. An exact opposite; a complete contrast. 2. A rhetorical form juxtaposing ideas, often in parallel structure.
Sentence: Life is often considered to be the antithesis of death, and the two are often used as contrasting symbols in literature.