VCR10 Presentation

Becky Porter

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The strategy formed at the Confederate _____________ was thrown to waste when Union soldiers intercepted the Confederate plan of attack wrapped around several cigars just before the Battle of Antietam.
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CONCLAVE


DEFINITION: noun. A private, exclusive, or secret meeting.

LATIN ROOTS:

CLAVIS “key”

CON “with”

RELATED FORM:

Conclavist, noun

SYNONYMS:

Meeting, assembly, council, gathering

ANTONYMS:

Division, dispersal, isolation, reflection

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Choose the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly:

a. Each time the Pope is reelected, the College of Cardinals holds a papal conclave in which all doors are shut from the inside and the outside until they have reached a consensus.


b. Upon entering the crime scene, the group of detectives decided to break up as conclaves, dispersing individually to search for any pieces of evidence.


c. It is assumed that the terrorists of Al-Qaeda held many conclaves in planning the attack of 9/11 on the United States.


d. In Little Rascals, the group of boys hold a conclave in their private clubhouse to form the He-Man Women Haters Club and elect Alfalfa as president.