VCR 10 Presentation

Melissa Burroughs

Fill in the Blank

After Harry Potter defeated Voldemort as a baby, many Death Eaters, who had previously been loyal to the Dark Lord, became _________________ who abandoned their earlier principles to avoid punishment.

Apostate

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


APO <G. "away from"

HISTANAI <G. "to stand"


apostasy, n.

apostate, adj.

apostatize, v.

Synonyms

traitor, dissenter, deserter

Antonyms

faithful, loyalist

Choose the sentence in which the bold-faced word is used incorrectly.

a) Maria considered herself an apostate who would remain true to her personal beliefs and morals no matter what.

b) While fighting in the war, Roger found that he had become an apostate; he had forsaken his own beliefs that war was detrimental in order to aid his country.

c) The ex-Democrat and newly admitted Republican was called an apostate by his previous party members.

d) Allison became an apostate when she converted from Christianity to Buddhism.