VCR Lesson 4 Presentation

Maggie Lytle 4B

Fill in the blank

Sometimes in politics, one candidate tries to _______ the reputation of their opposer in hopes that the public will believe the lies, thus damaging the image of the opposing candidate.
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The word

traduce tr. v.

To slander; to speak falsely or maliciously of.

The roots

duco, ducere, duci, ductum (L.) "to lead"

tra = trans (L.) "across"


The Latin root traducere means to lead across, transfer, or degrade.

Synonyms

defame

misrepresent

impugn

slur

malign

Antonyms

exalt

glorify

honor

acclaim

applaud

Choose the letter in which the word in bold is used incorrectly

A. The boy tried to traduce his friend to skip school by telling him that they would have much more fun driving around Uptown than taking the Scarlet Letter test in AP Lang.


B. Jenny was hurt that her friend would traduce her in front of the whole school by spreading lies about her to ruin her reputation.


C. The magazine was clearly trying to traduce a celebrity by publishing an article on false quotes seemingly from the celeb.

D. The politician spent millions of dollars on TV ads trying to traduce his rival.

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Correct answer: A

A better word in this sentence would be induce, which means to persuade.