VCR Lesson 6

By: Jenna Brown

Guess the word

Even though I gave up cupcakes for lent, their sweet aroma was far too tempting, and I eventually __________ to eating not one but three.

Succumb

Verb

1. To yield; to give in or give up, especially to a powerful force or desire (often used with to)


2. To die


noun: succumber

adjective: unsuccumbing

Roots

CUBO,CUBARE, CUBUI, CUBITUM <L. "to lie down"


INCUMBO, INCUMBERE, INCUBUI, INCUBITUM <L. "to recline"

Synonyms

Submit

Accede

Surrender

Antonyms

Overcome

Conquer

Refuse

More Practice

1. After seven long years of battling cancer Mary ultimately succumb, passing on a rainy spring morning in early March.

2. Olivia refused to succumb to the TV, as she was determined to keep the bet of no TV for a month with her father.

3. However, Olivia eventually lost the bet with her father as she succumber to the TV's temptations in order to watch the Oscars.

4. As much as I wanted to succumb to the temptation of walking, I was determined to keep running until I finished the mile.