Vocabulary 4 Presentation

Leigha Fisher

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The visitors stepped into the doorway of the church while passing by a painting of an angel next to Mary, famously known as the ___________________.
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THE WORD IS...

annunciation (n.)


1. an announcement; a proclamation

2. (usually capitalized) in Christian thought, the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would give birth to the son of God


annunciate (v.)

annunciator (n.)

ROOTS

an "to"

nuncio, nunciare, nunciavi, nunciatum "to announce"

SYNONYMS

Definition 1:

advertisement

declaration

announcement

notification

publication


Definition 2:

Since this is an event there are no synonyms for it

ANTONYMS

Definition 1:

concealment


Definition 2:

Also no direct antonyms for this use of the word

PRACTICE!

Choose the letter in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.

a. The purpose of my annunciation was so everyone was aware of the news.

b. Paul Revere is known for making the annunciation about the British arrival, thus giving the colonists time to prepare.

c. The doctor annunciated the arrival of the new born baby to the family.

d. The Church had an impressive display of the annunciation, which accurately portrayed the angel Gabriel appearing before Mary.