VCR Presentation 6
Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word from lesson 6
Every day, there are customers who complain about the terrible service at Sam's diner, but the employees must _______ their annoyance and patiently acknowledge all the complaints.
Part of Speech: tr. and intr. verb.
- other parts of speech: Sublimate (noun & adjective) and Sublimation (noun)
Roots: Sublimate comes from the Latin root sub meaning "under" and from the Latin root limen meaning "threshold."
Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold is used incorrectly.
A. Jake tried to pick a fight with me, but I chose to sublimate my temptation to punch him by taking deep breaths and walking away.
B. After her father's death, Janet went through a severe depressive episode, so her psychiatrist tried to sublimate her suicidal urges by making her recall the happy memories she had with her father.
C. President Herbert Hoover tried very hard to sublimate the country during the mid 1900s, but the Great Depression was inevitable.
D. Many celebrities sublimate their emotions into their music, allowing their audience to relate to it more.