VCR Lesson 7

Abel Mebrahtu

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After the Herbert Hoover sent the army against the veterans, it led to his _________ from the presidency.
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Demise (Noun)

Death, or end of existence or operation of something.


Other Forms: demised (v), demising (v)

Roots


The English word "demise" comes from the Latin word "demissio," which comes from Latin "demittere," which is a combination of de + mittere, meaning "to send from"

Synonyms

Collapse

extinction

downfall

departure

Antonyms

Rise

accomplish

start

Rise

Usage tips

The phrase "demise the crown" is used in English law to signify the immediate transfer of the sovereignty, to the successor without any gap going with the saying "the crown never dies."


It has a legal term which is a transfer of property by a will or lease.

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Which of the following uses the bold word incorrectly?

A.Bob was devastated by the demise of his father when he was a young child.

B.After he came to work with his pyjamas during an important interview, it led to the demise of his job.

C.Jack foresaw the demise of Jill as he saw that she would become an accomplished artist.

D.Napoleon's failed invasion of Russia inevitably led to his demise.

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Answer is C since it contradicts the definition of demise