VCR PRESENTATION 6

Hannah Magraw

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE WORD THAT BEST FITS.

The veteran hallucinated about the war-torn earth and extreme violence of the battlefield every time he closed his eyes; although he knew it was all simply in his head, it seemed to have ___________________.
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THE WORD.

verisimilitude--noun


a thing or quality that appears true or real


verisimilar--adjective--having the appearance of truth

THE HISTORY.

  • French
  • originated in the 1540s


  • Latin
  • originated between 1595-1605

SYNONYMS.

  • credibility


  • realism


  • plausibility


  • believibility

ANTONYMS.

  • dissimilarity


  • unlikeliness


  • falseness


  • impossibility


  • implausibility

CHOOSE THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IS USED INCORRECTLY.

  1. Because of the elaborate sets and lighting techniques that make the play come to life, there is a certain verisimilitude to seeing theatrical productions.
  2. The painting's verisimilitude made the people in the art gallery feel as if they really were in Tuscany.
  3. There was verisimilitude to the poem; from the very first line, the reader knows it is too fantastical to be true.
  4. Jen knew it was just a dream, make-believe images filling her mind that night, but she couldn't help believing she had actually won the soccer tournament when she awoke for a few seconds because of the dream's verisimilitude.

ANSWER 3 IS INCORRECT BECAUSE IF THE READERS CAN TELL THE POEM IS NOT REAL IT LACKS THE QUALITY OF APPEARING SO.