VCR Lesson 5 Presentation

Daniel Chang

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 5

By standing on the higher ground on a steep ____________, the defenders gained a tactical advantage, a better line of sight of the battlefield.
Big image

THE WORD

Declivity (n.)



A downward slope; the slope of a hill.

ITS ROOTS

clivus (L.) "slope"


The prefix de- means down and indicates descent, so declivity generally means downward slope.

SYNONYMS

  • Slope
  • Decline
  • Dip

ANTONYMS

  • Acclivity
  • Ascent
  • Rise
  • Climb

Mnemoics

Declivity and Decline both start with D.

Decline + vity = Declivity

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

A) The castle that occupied the declivity was successful in defending itself from enemies because of its better field of view.

B) Mount Fairweather is one of the highest mountains in the the United States, but it is easy to climb due to its gradual declivity.

C) The plot of land was perfect for farming because of its declivity, the land flat enough for crops.

D) Tignes, France is known to daredevils as a great place to ski because of its steep declivities.

THE CORRECT ANSWER IS C. Flat land is the opposite of declivity.