VCR Lesson 5

Rebecca Iyoob 1B

Fill in the Blank

Rice is the ____________ crop of India and provides food to over half of the Indian population.
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The Word

Preponderant (adj.)

Superior in number, force, power, or importance


Other forms:

Preponderance, n.

Preponderate, v.

Roots

Pendo, pendere, pependi, pensum (L.) "to cause to hang down," "to weigh"


Pondero, ponderare, ponderavi, ponderatum (L.) "to weigh"

Synonyms

Dominant

Overpowering

Overriding

Superior

Antonyms

Inferior

Unimportant

Choose the sentence in which the word is used incorrectly

A. The avocado is the preponderant fruit of Mexico and is an important agricultural product there.

B. The chief had a preponderant role in the war because he gave all of the orders.

C. The president is a preponderant figure in the United States and has a lot of power over the government.

D. Susie had a preponderant role in the play and stood in the background dressed as a bush.

The answer is D because being a bush in the background is not an important role in a play