VCR Lesson 7

Claire Strickler

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Mark Cuban has been referred to as a _________________ due to Cuban being a highly successful and hardworking businessman.
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Dynamo

n.

1. an electric generator

2. an extremely forceful, energetic, or hardworking person


Roots:

dunamis (G.) "power"

dunasthai (G.) "to be able," "to have strength"


Synonyms:

1. generator

2. achiever


Antonyms:

1. no direct antonyms

2. slacker

the first definition

Dynamo can refer to an electric generator. It is shortened from the dynamo-electric machine, which was an invention in the late 1800s.


It helps to also think of a person that is a dynamo like a generator. A person who is a dynamo has a lot of energy and is hardworking.

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Practice

Name the sentence which uses dynamo incorrectly.

  1. The dynamo helped generate electric power.
  2. A person who is a dynamo often has a rags-to-riches life story.
  3. The dynamo was lit with a fuse, and several seconds later the wall of rock exploded.
  4. When the power went out, Jim used a dynamo to generate electricity for his house.