VCR Presentation Lesson 5
FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 5
Athleticism seemingly ran in the family, as every child seemed to have a _________ to playing sports.
a natural inclination or tendency
Can also be used in the adjective form, proclivitous
Clivus <L. "slope"
pro <L. "forth"
literally translated from its roots, proclivity would be a slope forth, or a slope towards. This parallels the actual definition in its literal sense of inclination.
PROCLIVITY VS PROPENSITY
CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY
a) Observing the man's daily routine for weeks, the stalker was able to pick up on all of his proclivities.
b) When presented the option of coffee or tea, I have a proclivity towards coffee.
c) Smoking a cigarette after breakfast had become a proclivitous activity for Jan despite the known health risks.
d) Being born into a family of basketball players contributed to my proclivity as a mathlete.