VCR 10 Presentation

Kristen Gardner

The ________________ of police officers outside of the court house was to prevent rioters from entering the building and disrupting the trial.

Occlusion

n. something that blocks; an obstruction


Other Forms: occlude, v.; occludent, adj.; occlusive, adj.

Roots: CLAUDO, CLAUDERE, CLAUSI, CLAUSUM <L. "to close"

Synonyms: barricade, barrier, blockage

Antonyms: opening, unobstructed, clearing

Practice

Choose the sentence in which the bold faced type is used incorrectly.

A. Blood clots can occlude oxygen flow in the body.

B. The occlusive body guards prevented the crazy fans from attacking Miley Cyrus as she tried to leave after her concert.

C. The road was full of occlusions this morning, so I was able to get to work quickly without anything stopping me.

D. The sun was hidden due to the occlusive clouds that filled the air.