VCR Lesson 7 Presentation

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The __________ businessman was disappointed when he was not able to make a fortune within only a few months of starting his new venture.
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From the Dictionary

acquisitive (adj.)


ROOTS

quaero, quaerere, quaesivi, quaesitum - "to seek," "to search for"


DEFINITION

eagerly seeking to obtain things, wealth, or information


OTHER FORMS

acquire, acquisition, acquisitiveness


An acquisitive person is one who is eager to acquire something.

From the Thesaurus

SYNONYMS

  • greedy
  • covetous
  • avid


ANTONYMS

  • satisfied
  • charitable
  • selfless
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Pick the letter of the incorrect usage.

A. He was quite acquisitive, always asking the best questions.


B. The man was not acquisitive and always refrained from buying anything he didn't need.

C. The acquisitive woman decided to work in a field where she would make a significant amount of money.

D. An acquisitive fountain pen collector is always finding new types of pens and buying them.

E. The man hated to be called greedy- but he tolerated acquisitive.

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The answer is A. The word that should be there is inquisitive.