We eat them, monogram them, inscribe them, reserve them, celebrate them or even dread them.
What are they? Dates. One little series of letters added to the back of another word or on its own in a variety of situations can mean something completely different.
This week’s topic is all things date. Try the questions and see how many you already know.
The antibiotic antedated the recovery of the young child from infection.
Did the antibiotic:
A. Slow down the recovery
B. Speed up the recovery
C. Stabilize the recovery
The neighbor’s acaudate cat is always on my car.
Is the neighbor’s cat:
The overflowing river has denudated nearby rock formations.
What has the river done to the rock formations:
C. Exposed layers
Her example elucidated the subject.
Did her example:
Answer to question 1:
If an antibiotic antedates a recovery it can be said that it has either accelerated it, acted as a catalyst for it or both. Answer B was the correct choice. The word an-te-date [an-ti-deyt] can be either a verb or noun. It can also be used in place of the words catalyst or accelerate: The loud banging from the engine antedated my scheduled appointment with the mechanic shop. It can also mean to predate: The War for Independence antedates the Civil War. — Definition provided by http://dictionary.reference.co
Answer to question 2:
If the neighbor’s acaudate cat is always on my car, the cat described is missing a tail. A-cau-date [a-kaw-deyt] is an adjective which means tailless, according to http://www.morewords.com. Answer C is the correct choice.
Answer to question 3:
If the overflowing river has denudated [di-nood-ay-ted] nearby rock formations, it has exposed layers of rock by erosion. According to http://www.morewords.com, answer C is the correct choice. Denudate means the act of making bare or naked; to strip in regards to an area of plant and animal life or in reference to geological issues it is the act of exposing (layers of rock) by erosion, weathering, etc.
Answer to question 4:
If her example eludated [el-lood-ay-ted] the subject, it revealed, made clear or clarified. According tohttp://www.morewords.com, answer C is the correct choice.
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