VCR Lesson 1

Ann Wesley Carter

Fill in the Blank:

The _______________ war ended with towns and villages burned to the ground in both of the countries.
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Internecine (adj)

  1. Very destructive to both sides in a conflict; involving slaughter or carnage.
  2. Pertaining to struggle or conflict within a group, organization, or nation.

Internecinus (latin-mid 17th century)

  • inter- among
  • necare- to kill

Synonyms

  • domestic
  • civil
  • fratricidal
  • internal

Antonyms

  • bloodless
  • deathless
  • external
  • immortal

CHOOSE THE NUMBER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

  1. Much of the reported violence is internecine warfare between Christians and Muslims, with atrocities on all sides.
  2. Jason and Bill’s relationship was destroyed by internecine arguments.
  3. The parents did not understand how much their internecine divorce battle was destroying their children.
  4. The economy of Great Britain depended to a great extent on internecine support during World War Two.

Sentence 4 is incorrect. Internecine support would not be helpful but destructive.