Vocab Unit 7 Presentation

Reanna Brooks

Fill in the blank with the word most appropiate from Unit 7

The basketball game was won by the home team on the __________ of a free throw.

THE WORD

premise (n)

1. A proposition offered as basis for an argument

2. In logic, each of the first two propositions in a syllogisms

*can also mean "a building and its grounds"

premise (v)

1. used only as a legal term
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Roots

Latin: pre "before"

Antonyms

denial
reality
rejection

Synonyms

assertion
assumption
grounds

HISTORY

First used in 1325-75; Middle English premiss from the Medieval Latin praemissa- noun use of feminine of Latin praemissus "to send"

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

A. The man was arrested on the premise of murder.

B. When visiting the Buckingham Palace, tourists typically enjoy walking its premise.

C. The quiz-bowl team was disqualified on the premise of cheating.

D. The young girl premised her way out of the project.






ANSWER: D- premise as a verb can only be used in legal matters