VCR 10 Presentation

By Jenni Yang

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Peter Pettigrew became a(n) ____________________ when he betrayed the Potters and gave his allegiance to Lord Voldemort instead.

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apostate (n.)

APO <G. "away from"

a person who forsakes his or her own principles, religion, or allegiances

Related Words

apostasy (n.); apostate (adj.); apostatize (v.)

Synonyms: deserter, abandoner, traitor, heretic, rebel

Antonyms: loyalist, disciple, follower

Choose the incorrect sentence

A. While Martin Luther is seen as an apostate by the Catholic Church, he is considered a revolutionary by Protestants.

B. My best friend's betrayal left me in an apostate of confusion and anger.

C. In many theocratic Middle Eastern countries, the consequence for apostasy is capital punishment.

D. According to the Bible, Judas went from apostle to apostate when he betrayed Jesus.


In a letter that Thomas Paine wrote to George Washington when he accused the President of abandoning him in France during the Reign of Terror:

"As to you, sir, treacherous to private friendship (for so you have been to me, and that in the day of danger) and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an imposter, whether you have abandoned good principles or whether you ever had any."