VCR Lesson 5 Presentation

Reanna Brooks

Fill In The Blank With The Most Appropiate Word

When the magician pulled the table out from under his assistant, she seemed to _______ in mid air.
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THE WORD

Levitate
(tr. & intr. verb).
to rise or float, or cause to rise, seemingly despite gravity.

levitation (n).

ROOTS

latin - levitas: lightness, levis- light

Synonyms

float
hover
drift
suspend

Antonyms

grounded
land
anchored

History

The act of levitation, "floating" first originated through religious practices such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. It wasn't until the late 19th century that levitating people became known as part of a magic show, with magicians such as Daniel Douglas and David Copperfield shocking audiences with this seemingly impossible stunt. Today, the act of levitation is mostly associated with street magic, and has lost most of its spiritual attributes.

- http://www.levitation.org/history
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Chose the Bold Face Where the Word is Used Incorrectly

A. During the magic show, the great Houdini made his assistant levitate.
B. Ancient guru's claimed to levitate when meditating.
C. The young girl levitated when she was thrown off her bike.
D. In the horror movie, the furniture seemed to levitate eerily in the middle of the night.









c- the act of getting thrown off something is not rising, but falling.