VCR Lesson 1 Presentation
Fill in each blank with the most appropriate word from Lesson 1. Use a word or any of its forms only once.
2. In Virginia's caverns, there are numerous tapering columns of calcium salts that __________ from the ground.
1. To force one's ideas or oneself insistently upon others.
2. To thrust or push out; to protrude noticeably, often in an undesirable way.
Someone who is obtruding their ideas upon others is placing their ideas against the other person's.
trudo - to push
The second definition of obtrude directly relates to something pushing or thrusting out.
DIFFERENT PARTS OF SPEECH
obtrusive - adj.
obtrusiveness - n.
obtrusion - n.
OBTRUSION VS. OBTRUSIVENESS
An obtrusion refers to an object or idea that is forcing itself upon something or, as per the second definition, thrusting/pushing out.
Obtrusiveness is the quality itself of being obtrusive (forceful, imposing).
Definition 2: shove, protrude
Definition 2: depress, contract, cave in
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Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.
b. The robber's obtrusion caused the house's security alarm to go off, summoning the police.
c. The uneven distribution of batter in the pan caused part of the cake to obtrude from the surface, creating an unpleasant lump in the center of the finished product.
d. The salesperson at the mall, through his obtrusiveness, persuaded Jenny to buy over sixty dollars in perfume by making her feel like she could not live without it.