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    Read the sentence, use clues in the sentence to figure out what the word means.
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  • Mom said, "I have to pick you up early from school today. I will email your teachers to INFORM them." What does INFORM mean?
    tell
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  • Paula said, "On the PREVIOUS page, the character did something unusual, so look back to that page if you forget what it was." What does PREVIOUS mean?
    before
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  • At Starbucks they always knew Brian's order because he went there FREQUENTLY. What does FREQUENTLY mean?
    often
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  • "We can't run the sprinklers today," Mom said on a hot summer's day. "Water is SCARCE because it hasn't rained in two weeks." What does SCARCE mean?
    not a lot, not enough
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  • Archie the dog fell right to sleep after his busy day at the dog park. "Wow, I think we EXHAUSTED him," Lauren said. What does EXHAUSTED mean?
    tired out
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  • Bianca yawned for the 10th time. "I need to go to bed. I'm getting DROWSY." What does DROWSY mean?
    Sleepy, tired, exhausted
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  • The moat SURROUNDED the castle so that nobody could just walk right up to the castle. What does SURROUNDED mean?
    Went all around
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  • The family was in a car accident. When they looked at the car, they realized they weren't hurt and there was no car damage. "Wow! We are so FORTUNATE to be okay!" said Tamika. What does FORTUNATE mean?
    Lucky
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  • Connie said, "I wish my birthday happened every month, instead of only happening ANNUALLY!" What does ANNUALLY mean?
    Every year/yearly
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  • Gwen's dog is so OBEDIENT. He never gets into trouble and does everything she says. What does OBEDIENT mean?
    Following directions and orders
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  • "Do you live here?" Azita asked Tony. "No, I am just visiting. I am a CITIZEN of Spain." What does CITIZEN mean?
    Someone who legally lives in a certain country
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  • "Okay Mom, I will PERSUADE you to let me get a pet! I promise I will take care of it, and I'm responsible, and we'd have so much fun!" What does PERSUADE mean?
    Convince, make someone do something
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  • Jamal's teacher was trying to explain how to multiply two numbers, but Jamal just didn't understand! He was so PERPLEXED and needed more help understanding how to do it. What does PERPLEXED mean?
    Confused
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  • Dakota hadn't eaten since before she ran 5 miles. She ran inside and made a big snack, because she was FAMISHED! What does FAMISHED mean?
    Very hungry.
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  • Unfortunately, the Army unit suffered many CASUALTIES during the battle. Patel cried thinking about the people they lost. What are CASUALTIES?
    Death or loss
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  • "We find the defendant not guilty," the jury announced. Jimmy was EXONERATED so he wouldn't have to go to prison! What does EXONERATED mean?
    Found free of blame; not guilty; freed
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  • Nisha arrived at 4:00 pm for a 4:00 pm appointment. Good, she wasn't late! She's always PUNCTUAL. What does PUNCTUAL mean?
    On time
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  • Marco and Fizel had TENTATIVE plans on Saturday - they were hoping to hang out, but weren't sure if it was going to happen or what they would do. What does TENTATIVE mean?
    Not totally worked out, unsure
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  • "Um, I don't really like that lunch," Jorge said. "Is there an ALTERNATIVE lunch? What does ALTERNATIVE mean?
    Something different, another choice
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  • I wasn't able to get my vaccine because I am 14, and you have to be 16 to be ELIGIBLE. What does ELIGIBLE mean?
    Having the right to do something, meeting conditions to do something, qualified
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  • "What are the dates that you need me to babysit? Can you give them to me in CHRONOLOGICAL order so that I can write them down in order?" What does CHRONOLOGICAL mean?
    In order by date
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  • Hudson felt that the PS5 was way SUPERIOR to the PS4. He was so glad he got it! What does SUPERIOR mean?
    Better
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  • "Dude, can you CEASE that pencil tapping? You've been doing it for 10 minutes and I'm sick of it!" What does CEASE mean?
    Stop
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  • The hurricane that hit the Bahamas was a huge CATASTROPHE. Everything was destroyed, people lost their homes, and many died. What's a CATASTROPHE?
    A disaster, an event that causes huge damage
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