VCR Lesson 2

Tyler Pistorio

Altercation (noun)

Root- Alter

Definition- A noisy quarrel

It is believed the victim may have been involved in an altercation with another man outside the pub.

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Epitaph (noun)

Root- Epi

Definition- An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there.

Thomas Jefferson's epitaph mentions all of his successes except his presidency; he wished to be remember strictly as a Virginian.

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Paradox (noun)

Root- Para

Definition- statement that seems contradictory but contains some truth.

An epic paradox is that Pinocchio's nose grows when he lies, but if he says "my nose will grow now" will it grow?

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Peripatetic (adjective)

Root- Peri

Definition- walking or traveling about

The peripatetic man went the mountains because he had the urge to travel.

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Antithesis (noun)

Root- Tithenai

Definition- an exact opposite; a complete contrast

The antithesis of God is the Devil; as good stands for all that is good, the devil stands for all that is bad.

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