VCR Lesson 5 Presentation

Rebecca De Luna

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 5

You can spot a new prosecutor anywhere, all you have to do is look to see if they have a ____________ of evidence against the defendant. The evidence is not that strong, but the amount alone would stop any mediocre defense attorney.
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THE WORD

Preponderant (adj.)
1. Superior in number, force, power, or importance.

preponderance (n.) preponderate (v.)

ITS ROOTS

pre (L.) "before"

SYNONYMS

  • prevalence
  • significant
  • predominant
  • superior

ANTONYMS

  • weak
  • small
  • fragile
  • subordinate

CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

a. The manager of the independent book store down the street is considered preponderant because she has the power to fire and hire employees.
b. The preponderant soccer team was always losing in competitions, they were not the most athletic.
c. The United States needed a preponderant navy to emerge as a world power.
d. Donald Trump has used the preponderance of news media coverage to his advantage to get his name out.

THE CORRECT ANSWER IS B

a. Deals with power.
b. Wrong
c. Deals with force.
d. Deals with number.