VCR Lesson 3 Presentation

Isabelle Chow

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 1. YOU MAY USE ANY WORD, INCLUDING ANY OF ITS FORMS.

We played the game___________ on the computers in Biomed to reinforce our learning of infectious diseases, how they can spread across the globe, and how to prevent that.
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THE WORD

pandemic


adj. Spread throughout a wide geographic area; worldwide


RELATED FORMS

pandemia noun

pandemicity noun


CAN BE CONFUSED WITH

endemic-- belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place

epidemic--extremely prevalent; widespread (usually locally)

COMMON PANDEMIC IN HISTORY

The Black Death (aka the plague)


  • middle of the 14th century
  • before: global population was an estimated 450 million
  • after: at least 75 million are believed to have perished throughout the pandemic
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SYNONYMS

  • global
  • planetary
  • widespread
  • prevalent
  • rife
  • rampant

ANTONYMS

  • domestic
  • exclusive
  • partial
  • specific
  • particular

ROOTS

DEMOS <G. "people"

[pan <G. "all"

CHOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACER TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

A) If people do not maintain proper hygiene by washing their hands often or not get the flu shot, the influenza pandemic is more likely to affect millions of individuals.

B) Many people find much interest in watching a television show about a pathological pandemic that turns half the world’s population into zombies.

C) The new virus is likely to spread quickly and easily, triggering a deadly pandemic.

D) A regions pandemic disease, such as malaria in Africa, stays local but affects most of the people in that area.

THE ANSWER IS D

The better word there would be endemic, which is almost the opposite of pandemic, considering it pertains to a particular region rather than worldwide.