Lesson Five VCR

Nate Blohm

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

Bill Gates is known for his support of individuals that posses a _________ of finding the laziest way to do something, because, as he believes, they are the epitome of efficiency.
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Proclibity

n. A natural inclination or tendency.


adj. proclivitous

Synonyms

  • tendency
  • disposition
  • bias
  • penchant
  • propensity

Antonym

  • antipathy
  • disinclination
  • repulsion
  • artificial
  • dissatisfaction

Exercise from VCR book. Choose best antonym.

a proclivity for sports

  1. disinclination
  2. fondness
  3. tendency
  4. penchant
  5. polity

Answer is A

Choose the sentence in which proclivity is used incorrectly.

  1. Despite what many would expect, my proclivity for several political issues is the complete opposite of my parents.
  2. Jeremiah used his proclivity for engineering in a surprising way, by making more versatile prosthetics for amputees.
  3. In hindsight, it seems obvious that humans have an innate proclivity towards change, as can be seen by the rapid fluctuation of cultural norms.
  4. Immensely proclivitous, he had learned everything possible during class and got a perfect score on the AP exam.

4 is incorrect

This is because proclivitous has no obvious subject, and the topic of the sentence does not infer any "natural inclination" that led to the score, rather using his class time effectively.