VCR LESSON 7 PRESENTATION

by Matthew Tran

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The ________ explorer traveled all over the world to collect maps and detailed tales.
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WORD

acquisitive

adj. Eagerly seeking to obtain things, wealth, or information.

acquire v.; acquisition n.; acquisitiveness n.

ROOT

QUAERO, QUARERE, QUAESIVI, QUAESITUM <L. "to seek"
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IN LAW

Acquisitive prescription
The acquiring of property by holding the possession for a continuous period of time and meets the statutory requirements.

These statutory requirements include role of ownership over the possession, your role is made known and publicized, and time of ownership is uninterrupted. That means you can't have someone else, like an agent or trustee, to hold the possession.

Formed because of the system of land rights in the early Roman Empire. There was provincial land that did not have a civil title or clear owner, so whoever possessed the land the longest would be able to have ownership over it. This long period of time usually ranged from 10-20 years.

Synonyms

  • rapacious
  • desirous
  • avaricious

These synonyms have a negative connotation (greed)


  • avid
  • enthusiastic
  • passionate

More positive

Antonyms

  • apathetic
  • disinterested
  • unexcited
  • satisfied
  • dull

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

A) She wanted to acquire more money before having her vacation in Las Vegas.
B) His acquisition convinced him to spend his entire life savings on a personal library.
C) My father acquisited to my pleas and got me a puppy.
D) The acquisitive shepherd took his flock across the entire country of Britain so that he could sell the white fleece to make huge profits.

THE CORRECT INCORRECT ANSWER IS C, BECAUSE IT IS NOT ONE OF THE FORMS AND THE APPROPRIATE WORD WOULD BE ACQUIESCED.