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Context Clues

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    Read each sentence and determine the meaning of the word using context clues or your prior knowledge. Then, explain what clues in the sentence helped you determine the meaning.
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  • James, you need to (cease) tapping your pencil because other people are trying to concentrate.
    To stop
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  • You don't want to wrap your presents in plastic wrap because plastic wrap is (transparent).
    Easily visible
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  • She tried to pay me with play money, as though I were a (simpleton) who would accept it.
    A fool
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  • I became a vegetarian when I found out about the (dreadful) treatment that factory farmed animals receive.
    terrible
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  • Rob is a cool guy and normally he makes great conversation, but when he gets around Vicky all he does is (stammer).
    Stutter
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  • No matter how much the old woman yelled at him about not receiving her check, the mailman stayed calm and remained (civil).
    Friendly
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  • The student continually referred to her by her first name without her permission, using a (patronizing) tone.
    to humiliate
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  • Mark and Annie noticed that the protagonist did not successfully reach (solace) by the end of the film.
     comfort
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  • Victor, naturally suspicious, was (perturbed) by the news, and warned all his border officials to be watchful and prepare for the worst.
    Disturbed
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  • Lastly, make sure you (scrutinize) the wedding invitation and the schedule for any specific dress requirements.
    Inspect
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  • Peter was known to have the gift of giving (succinct) explanations when covering complex subjects such as Rocket Science.
    Brief
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  • Trying to talk to Jim about serious financial issues is difficult because of his (flippant) personality.
    playful
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  • The two students had a (amicable) discussion despite arguing early on in the day.
    friendly
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  • After reviewing the votes, the results came out and (unanimously) Peter won.
    in complete agreement
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  • Even though Sam should've have been upset, she felt oddly (tranquil) upon learning that she would not be receiving the scholarship.
    calm
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  • Snoring is mostly a (nuisance), but in some situations may need to be checked on by a doctor.
    annoyance
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  • When Tom's chronically late boss punished him for coming in late one day, Tom thought it was total (hypocrisy).
    saying or feeling one thing and doing another
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  • Bats are social, (nocturnal) and they migrate to a warmer climate, or hibernate.
    Most active at night.
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  • Shortly after his (epiphany), Max passionately applied and enrolled into medical school.
    realization
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  • Now that Mrs. Glass has spilled the beans that someone's looking for him, if he wants to remain (incognito), he's going to be twice as cau­tious.
    a person whose actual identity is disguised or concealed
  •  15