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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1. an electric generator

2. an extremely forceful, energetic, or hardworking person


dunamis (G.) "power"

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


1. generator

2. achiever


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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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.