VCR PRESENTATION #2

Altercation

Alter <L. "other"

Part of Speech: noun

Definition: A noisy quarrel.

Original Sentence: After moving into their new house, altercations over who got the biggest room arose among the siblings.

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Paragon

PARA <G. "beside"

Part of Speech: noun

Definition: A model of excellence or perfection.

Original Sentence: Whenever the teacher told the students to find a partner, Anna was everyones top choice since her work was a paragon of originality.

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Ephemeral

EPI <G. "on," "toward"

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: Lasting for a very short time (literally one day); transitory; not everlasting.

Original Sentence: In the Saturday Night Live parody of Cinderella, their love was ephemeral; unlike the original version where they lived happily ever after.

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Peripatetic

PERI <G. "around"

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: Walking or traveling about.

Original Sentence: Every year on the anniversary of her mother's death, Jamie would go on the peripatetic journey up her mom's favorite hiking trail even though it would take several hours.

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Antithesis

TITHENAI <G. "to put"

Part of Speech: noun

Definition: An exact opposite; a complete contrast.

Original Sentence: In art class, it was important for Helen to mix the antithesis colors in order to achieve the exact contrast her teacher wanted.

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