VCR 5

Amelia Johnson-Post

To gain ___________ over her enemies, Blair Waldorf became an expert in revenge.

Big image

LEVERAGE

Noun:
  • The action of a lever that raises or lifts, can also refer to the mechanical advantage gained from using a lever

  • Power to influence; a position of strength

It can also be used as a verb:
  • use of borrowed capitol for investment
  • to use something to maximum advantage

LEVERAGE IN FINANCE

In finance, leverage is the ratio of a company's loan capital (debt) to the value of its common stock (equity).
This definition of leverage most often it involves buying more of an asset by using borrowed funds, with the belief that the income from the asset or asset price appreciation will be more than the cost of borrowing.
Big image

ROOTS

"levis" meaning light in weight, also from the latin root "lev", meaning the same

The word began as only referring to the lever definition, but over time the meaning changed to include more usages.

SYNOMYMS

  • power
  • lever
  • influence
  • strength
Big image

ANTONYMS

  • weakness
  • lowering
Big image

PICK THE INCORRECT USAGE

  1. Individuals leverage their exposure to financial investments by borrowing from banks.
  2. She had no leverage over the girl, so she could not make her follow the rules.
  3. The leverage of a heavier person allows a seesaw to move.
  4. Because she had so much leverage, no body did what she said.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

4- Having leverage implies having power, which she does not