VCR Lesson 6

By: Eli Squier

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The meaning of modern art is ______ to the viewer, as a painting can mean nothing to one person and the world to another.
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Subjective

adj. Concentrating on the self in the expression of feelings and perceptions.


Relating to personal opinions and thought processes rather than factual information or universal experience.

Synonyms

  • emotional
  • individual
  • instinctive

Antonyms

  • objective
  • meditated
  • unbiased

Possible Mix-Ups

  • objective - not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts
  • subjugate - bring under domination or control, especially by conquest

Roots and Etymology

Latin: Sub - under

1400-50 in late Middle English meaning "pertaining to a subject of a ruler"

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Kellyanne Conway: Press Secretary Sean Spicer Gave 'Alternative Facts' | Meet The Press | NBC News

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

a. According to Kellyanne Conway, the some facts can be considered subjective.

b. Chuck Todd argues that facts are subjective.

c. Many official news reports strive to subjectivity by eliminating bias.

d. Recent TV shows such as Modern Family have subjective liberal themes such as gay marriage.

Answer

B. Chuck Todd is actually arguing that facts are objective or purely factual.