VCR Lesson 1 Presentation

Matthew Tran

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The soccer fan was an ___________ who ran across the field and picked up the ball as the game was still being played out.
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WORD

interloper
n.
One who intrudes by meddling or trespassing on the rights of others

ROOT

inter (L.) "between" + loper (Middle Dutch) "runner"

SYNONYMS

  1. alien
  2. trespasser
  3. intruder
  4. invader
  5. meddler

ANTONYM

  1. guest (someone who is invited)

HISTORY

  • First recorded in late 1500s when England was expanding its British Empire
  • In the late 1600s, independent traders were known as interlopers in the eyes of the East India Company, a well-established monopoly during that period
  • The word has probably been adopted by the Dutch term landloper, meaning wanderer or vagabond

CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

a) Quit being an interloper and keep out of my business.
b) The interloper interrupted the conversation between the presidents.
c) She must inter her father once he is deceased.
d) I feel like an interloper, since I have no clue how to sightread in music class.

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THE ANSWER IS C. THE VERB FORM OF INTERLOPER IS INTERLOPE, NOT INTER.