VCR Lesson 3 Presentation

Nicole Dalrymple

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST FITTING WORD FROM LESSON 3

The __________ students congregated in the parking lot after school so they could talk to each other.

WORD

Gregarious (adj.)


1. Liking companionship; sociable.


2. Tending to live or move in groups of one's own kind.

*often used in reference to animal groups

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH:

Gregarious wave


One of a constant series of waves formed by the regular movement of the sea at all times.

(Merriam-Webster)

ROOTS

Grex, Gregis (L.) "flock," "herd," "crowd"

SYNONYMS

1.

  • sociable
  • outgoing
  • friendly

2.

  • living in groups
  • social

ANTONYMS

1.

  • unsociable
  • inhospitable
  • cold
  • introverted

2.

  • antisocial
  • solitary

ORIGIN

Latin

1660-70


Originally only used to refer to flock of animals or a herd.

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

A) Joe won an award for being the most gregarious boy in his grade.


B) The gregarious deer always stayed close to one another, never straying far from the herd.


C) Bob's mom was always encouraging him to go and hang out with his friends; she had been gregarious as a child and did not understand her son's introverted behavior.


D) Elena loved to be alone and hated to socialize, her parents constantly talked about what a gregarious girl she was.

CORRECT ANSWER

D

Gregarious people are outgoing; someone who loves to be alone and does not socialize would not be considered outgoing.