VCR Lesson 7 Presentation
USE THE BEST WORD FROM LESSON 7 TO FILL IN THE BLANK:
THE VOCAB WORD:
death, or the end of existence or operation of something
Example Sentence: "The practice of bloodletting with leeches, thought to be a cure-all, finally came to its demise in the 1850s when it proved to be either harmful or useless."
Why it Works: because bloodletting was proven harmful or useless, it can be assumed to have been taken out of practice; therefore, its existence in the medical world ended
*demise, as a noun, is the primary part of speech
*fun fact: demise has no plural form!
-means "to send"
Latin preposition: "de"
-means "away from"
*makes sense because when something reaches its demise, it is sent away in the sense that it either dies or is no longer used
-when a person reaches his demise, he has died
-when a thing reaches its demise, it has been placed out of practice
FAMOUS FICTIONAL DEMISES:
CHOOSE THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY
B: In the Harry Potter series, the demise of two of the main characters always leave audiences in shock (characters left unnamed so as not to spoil the series for anyone:)).
C: After it was realized that the federal government was not able to tax its citizens, the Articles of Confederation reached its demise and was replaced by the Constitution.
D: After the Industrial Revolution, non-mechanized agricultural tools met their demise.
The correct vocabulary word here would be declivity.