VCR Lesson 8 Presentation

Maggie Lytle

Fill in the blank

Stanley's already intense headache was _______ by the flickering fluorescent lights of his office and his annoying coworker, Dwight.
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The word

exacerbate tr.v

To increase the severity of something; to intensify irritation or violence.

The roots

acer (L.) "sharp"

ex (L.) "from, out of"

Synonyms

aggravate

complicate

worsen

intensity

heighten

Antonyms

alleviate

appease

calm

improve

help

Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold face is used incorrectly:

A. The harsh personality and rude remarks only exacerbated the tensions between Jerry and his boss, Jeff.

B. When I came home from working all day long, I was exacerbated and needed to take a long nap.

C. Pouring water on a grease fire will only exacerbate the situation, making the flames bigger and the fire more intense.

D. WWI was started by the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which exacerbated already tense conditions across Europe.

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The answer is C; the word that should be used is exhausted
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