VOCABULARY: INTRINSIC WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: belonging naturally, built-in, a typical feature EXAMPLE: A dog’s loyalty is an intrinsic characteristic. STRESS: in-TRIN-sic
Quick test! Are these sentences logically correct? The sparkle of a diamond is one of its intrinsic qualities.
Yes, this is not correct. Diamonds naturally have a sparkle.
Education has an intrinsic value as well as helping people get jobs.
Yes, this is also correct. Education is naturally valuable, regardless of whether it is for a specific purpose.
It is important for parents to teach their children the intrinsic importance of being a good person.
Yes, this is also correct.
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