VCR 10 Presentation

Yakin Ouederni

After leaving the Catholic church, the priest was considered a religious ____________ and was executed for betrayal.


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Apostate

n. A person who forsakes his or her own principles, religion, or allegiances.


ROOTS: APO "away from"


apostasy, n.; apostate, adj.; apostatize, v.

Synonyms

dissenter, traitor, renounce, forsake

Antonyms

follower, faithful, loyalty
Knowledge can never replace friendship

Choose the sentence in which the word is used incorrectly.

a) The king became an apostate when he abandoned the nation's monarchial policies and encouraged democratic reform.

b) The old man apostatized his homeland after the war left it in chaos and ruins.

c) Anyone who renounced his or her worship of idols was labeled an apostate and was forced to leave the city.

d) The convert's apostasy left his family in shock, but they warmly accepted his new beliefs.