VCR 5 Presentation

Sahaana Veeravalli

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 4

Experts predict that gold is the only precious metal whose value will not ______________ over time.
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THE WORD

debase (tr.v.)


1. To lower in quality, value, or dignity; to degrade


debasement (n.)

ITS ROOTS

bassus (L.) "low"


originated in the mid 16th century

originally meant "humiliate, belittle"

SYNONYMS

  • demean
  • discredit
  • tarnish
  • cheapen
  • demoralize

ANTONYMS

  • enhance
  • upgrade
  • esteem
  • honor
  • dignify

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

A. The opposing political party sought to debase the reputation of the mayoral candidate.

B. The debase of the argument was flawed because there was no evidence to support the claim.

C. Flawed economic policies lead to the debasement of the nation's currency.

D. Henry would have done anything to debase Hector because of his jealousy.

THE CORRECT ANSWER IS B. DEBASE WAS USED INSTEAD OF BASIS.