VCR Lesson 6 Presentation

Morgan Shires

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FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 6

Magazines use ________ by photoshopping models to appear thinner and flawless.





THE WORD

subterfuge (n.)


An artifice, device, or evasion to hide or avoid something, or to escape an outcome.


ITS ROOTS



sub (L.) "under"




SYNONYMS



  • trickery
  • deceit
  • deception
  • fraud



ANTONYMS



  • truthfulness
  • sincerity
  • fairness
  • honesty




WHICH IS NOT AN ACT OF SUBTERFUGE?

1. Claiming you're a journalist to get into a movie for free.

2. Planning to forge signatures at work late at night when everyone is gone.

3. Telling your boss that someone is snooping in their office.

4. Propagandists who edit photos to create a false reality.




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

a) From now on, Frank will no longer subterfuge to his family, but instead focus on living honestly.

b) The student used subterfuge to tell her teacher that she forgot to do her homework.

c) Investigators result in using subterfuge to help make criminals admit to the truth.

d) The meeting was a subterfuge to get him out of his office, while they searched it.







B. is used incorrectly because the context clues in the sentence mean the opposite of subterfuge because she is being honest, instead of deceitful.