Usurp (vi/vt)

It is, to sound a familiar theme, the Word of the Day at Merriam-Webster seems like another timely verb to me, so here is a context clues worksheet on the verb usurp, which is used both intransitively and transitively.

N.B. please that the context clues sentences for this word are a bit dense. I struggled to find a way to write simple sentences, then opted for building in some social studies content–e.g. you can see how usurp, which means, basically, “to seize and hold without right”–could easily end up in a short declarative sentence about the Magna Carta.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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