VCR Lesson 1 Presentation

Rileigh Bryant

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from lesson 1

In order to strengthen his argument, John _________________ more evidence and background information between his main points.
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Word

interpolate (tr. v.)

1. To insert or add something between other parts, especially in a text or a written work.

2. To introduce material that severely alters a text or falsifies it.


Note that it can also be used as a noun (interpolation) or an adjective (interpolative).


interpolation (n.)

1. A message (spoken or written) that is inserted or introduced

2. (In terms of mathematics) A calculation of the value of a function between the values already known.

3. The action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts.


interpolative (adj.)

1. the adjective form of interpolate

  • "The passage was interpolative."

Roots

  1. inter (L.) - "between"
  2. polire (L.) - "to polish"


  • Polire is relevant because new information can "polish" a text, meaning it clarifies or refines/adds the finishing touches to it.
  • Inter is relevant because interpolate deals with the act of adding something between text or written works.

Synonyms

interpolate

  • insert
  • interject
  • incorporate
  • interpose


interpolation

  • insertion
  • interposition
  • intervention


interpolative

  • insertable
  • interposable

Antonyms

interpolate

  • exclude
  • reject
  • subtract
  • remove


interpolation

  • deletion
  • leave as is


interpolative

  • extractable
  • able to take out

Usage Examples

  1. As the scene was carried out, the director encouraged the main actress to interpolate her own variations of the text into the play.
  2. The actress interpolated her own plot twist at the end of the script.
  3. The interpolation of the actress' text variation added new meaning to the theme of dehumanization.
  4. The interpolation reflected the average value of the function.
  5. The interpolative text added meaning to the script and polished the author's theme of dehumanization.
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CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY

a. After spending all night writing an improved script for her upcoming movie, Jessica was disappointed when her supervisor began to interpolate his own ideas into it.

b. Smith interpolated the text to mean that Mowgli, in fact, wanted to stay in the jungle and not return to his human tribe.

c. When annotating a text, it is best to incorporate new and interpolative ideas into the text in order to achieve complete understanding and analysis.

d. To present a strong and concise argument, writers advocate for the interpolation of specific sources and background information.

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THE CORRECT ANSWER IS B. INTERPOLATED, IN THIS SENTENCE, IS USED IN PLACE OF INTERPRETED, WHICH IS INCORRECT.