VCR Lesson 1 Presentation

Sarah Brown

Chose the most appropriate word from lesson 1 vocabulary to fill the blank

It can be risky to___________ yourself between women fighting over clothes.

Word #5: Interpose (v.) [in-ter-pohz]

Definitions:

1. To insert between parts of something; to interject in a conversation.

2. To apply pressure or influence; to meddle; to interfere.


note: the noun form of the verb "interpose" is interposition, "The political candidate's interposition on the issue..."

The roots

Pono, Ponere, Posui, Positum <L. "to put," "to place"

inter<L. "between"

Synonyms

For the first definition: insinuate, insert, place, put, interject

For the second definition: interfere, meddle, intervene, involve oneself

Antonyms

For the first definition: expel, extract, withdraw, deduct, detach

For the second definition: avoid, disregard, ignore, overlook

CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY

a. The cat interposed on the window sill observing the outdoors from inside.

b. The social boy interposed himself between two girls during lunch today.

c. It is a habit of little children to interpose random questions while adults are speaking.

d. Teenagers often resent their parents interposing in their business.



a. Suzie tried not to interpose into her friend's conversation, but she was too interested not to.

b. The boy incorrectly thought that interposing himself in everyone else's problems was helpful.

c. The lasagna was interposed on top of my plate.

d. In the last loop of the race, I interposed myself between the leading runners and received second place.