Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Lesson 1

Fill in the Blank

In "The Giver," Lois Lowry __________ the life of the Receiver of Memory with that of his peers to show how both our triumphs and our failures are what define us as humans.
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(tr. v.) To place side by side









Choose the sentence in which the bold letter is used incorrectly

a) By juxtaposing the two products, Norton Security managed to show how many more features it had than the leading competitor

b) Juxtaposing our nation with starving children in third world countries is a common tactic to make children eat all of their food

c) Sometimes customers cannot see the difference in paint colors until they are juxtaposed.

d) As long as the difference between average male and female salaries remains juxtaposed, people will probably not notice or even care.

The correct answer is D. If the difference between male and female salaries were placed side by side, people would definitely care. In this sentence, the word is being incorrectly used as its own antonym.

Alternative parts of speech

Juxaposition (n.)

The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect


Pono, ponere, posui, positum

To put or to place

Monty Python and The Holy Grail - Constitutional Peasants (Remastered - 720p)
The traditional monarchy and social hierarchy is being juxtaposed with ideas of modern democracy and equality.