VCR Lesson 10 Presentation

Summer Kiernan, Block 4B

The Pawn Stars are pretty good at spotting __________ items, and customers are often very upset when they are told that the shop will not buy their item.
Pawn Stars guy gets irate
1:40-1:50

apocryphal

adj. False; counterfeit; doubtful, especially in authorship or authenticity


apocrypha, n; Apocrypha n. *


*When used with a capital letter, it is referring to a disputed section of the Bible that is included in the Catholic Bible, but not the Protestant Bible.


ROOTS

APO <G. "away from"

kruptein <G. "to hide"

Synonyms

fictitious

inaccurate

mythical

unsubstantiated

untrue

Antonyms

true

authentic

doubtless

real

Choose the Letter of the Sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly

a. Celebrities are often stereotyped to have apocryphal bodies, and it is usually true.

b. My sister was being apocryphical when she said "Can I borrow your car? It is not just yours."

c. To make a quiz more difficult, we should have a "truth or apocrypha" section.

d. All actors have to pretend, but Kristen Stewart's performances are more apocryphal than most.