Context clues Exacerbate is a really big word. I don’t want to exacerbate the problem. If you continue to antagonize the puppy, you will exacerbate his injuries.
affable “He was finding the general a most thoughtful and affable host, a true cosmopolite.”
Vocabulary skills • word with the contextual sentence • Origin, prefix, suffix (as applicable) • Applicable definition with part of speech • Original sentence with a personal connection to the word
Four ways to incorporate clues • Definition • Antonym • Synonym • Example
palpable lacerate indolently affable naive scruples grotesque solicitously precariously futile Vocabulary List One “The Most Dangerous Game”
Foreign words • Caveat emptor • Carte blanche • Tete a tete