VCR Lesson 10 Presentation

Clarissa Rainear

Fill in the Blank

Queens often have multiple __________ in case one is lost or damaged; these crowns can be gold or silver, and feature varying jewels symbolic of the queen's nation.

What's the Word?

diadem (n.)
a crown or headband worn as a sign of authority

Roots

dia (G.) "through"
dein (G.) "to bind"
Royal Wedding - Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey

Synonyms

  • crown
  • wreath
  • tiara
  • headband

Antonyms

(No direct antonyms)
Anything that is not a symbol of authority or represents the removal of authority

Practice!

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

a) Anne Hathaway starred in the 2001 film The Princess Diaries as Mia Thermopolis : a teenager who suddenly finds herself Princess of Genovia, complete with a makeover and her own diadem.
b) In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry discovers that one of Voldemort's prized horcruxes is the Ravenclaw diadem.
c) "Give me back by diadem!" the little girl screamed, frantically trying to grab the sparkling crown out of her older brother's hands.
d) The new French king was diademed last week, after the death of his father King Henry.