VCR Lesson 7 Presentation

By Daniel Chang

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 7

The __________ man waited at the DMV for his license for such a long time that he started to walk back and forth between the aisles of the building and curse the the government.

THE WORD

Querulous (adj.)


complaining; irritable; peevish

ITS ROOTS

Quaero, Quaere, Quaesivi, Quaesitum

Latin- to search for

Synonym

  • grouchy
  • petulant
  • pettish
  • fretful
  • cantankerous

ANTONYMS

  • cheerful
  • easy-going
  • happy
  • tolerant

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

  1. Josh, the taxi driver, picked up the querulous woman who did not cease to tell Josh to drive faster.
  2. The querulous demagogue roused the crowd by complaining about the growing weakness of America.
  3. The querulous man fasted and gave thanks to God for providing him a place to live, food to eat, and a family to love.
  4. After losing many of his friends to the war, Joseph became querulous and complained that life was not worth living.

The correct answer is 3. The man in the sentence is not complaing.