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Reading Skill: Context Clues. Reading and Vocabulary Skills Preview. surrounding text of an unfamiliar word. The puppy stopped in the road, wagging its tail timidly . It approached Karen shyly, as if it were afraid. Karen picked up the puppy hastily and decided to take it home. Context--.

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Reading and vocabulary skills preview

Reading Skill: Context Clues

Reading and Vocabulary Skills Preview

surrounding text of an unfamiliar word

The puppy stopped in the road, wagging its tail timidly. It approached Karen shyly, as if it were afraid. Karen picked up the puppy hastily and decided to take it home.

Context--

Timidly probably means

shyly.


Academic vocabulary

Academic Vocabulary

part of

speech

sentence

word

definition

clarify

make clear

v

n

surrounding text

context

reveal

v

make known

significance

n

meaning, importance

prove to be true

verify

v


Vocabulary skill etymology

the origin and history of a word

Vocabulary Skill: Etymology

clar·i·fy/ˈklærəˌfaɪ/ verb, -fied, -fy·ing.

verb (used with object) 1. to make (an idea, statement, etc.) clear or intelligible; to free from ambiguity.

2. to remove solid matter from (a liquid); to make into a clear or pellucid liquid.

3. to free (the mind, intelligence, etc.) from confusion; revive: The short nap clarified his thoughts.

etymology--

Etymology: 1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French clarifier < Late Latinclārificāre,equivalent to Latin clār ( us ) clear + -ificāre-ify


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