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Level F Unit 6 . Study Guide and Assignments Your Task: Use your key to identify roots, prefixes, and suffixes

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level f unit 6

Level F Unit 6

Study Guide and Assignments

Your Task:

Use your key to identify roots, prefixes, and suffixes

Create ten sentences. You will be graded on CREATING CONTEXT CLUES and appropriately identifying (2 definition, 2 synonym, 2 antonym, 2 example, 2 of your choice). You may do this on these pages.

anomalous
anomalous
  • Feeling protective of my friend but knowing of his difficulties placed me in an _______ position.
  • Can you imagine anything as _____ as a successful drama coach who has never acted on the stage?
  • His conduct after his mother’s death was so _____ that I must conclude he was not in full possession of his faculties.
aspersion
aspersion
  • Think twice before casting ______ on his honesty, for he may be telling the truth
  • I welcome honest criticism, but I deeply resented their _____ on my good faith.
  • By casting _____ on the ability and character of others, you reveal the misgivings you have about yourself.
bizarre
bizarre
  • Years from now I will look at this picture and wonder what sort of _____ costume I was wearing.
  • Wearing _______ masks at Halloween is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years.
  • Have you ever heard of anything so _______ as an experimental technique to test the intelligence of cows?!
brusque
brusque
  • His request for a large loan for an indefinite length of time was met with a ____ refusal.
  • Rude questions call for _____ answers, and mine is, “No!”.
  • What hurt my feelings was not so much his refusal to give me a job as the ______ way in which he told me he had nothing for me.
cajole
cajole
  • With a smile, a joke, and a second helping of pie, she would _____ him into doing what she wanted.
  • Resorting to rather farfetched promises, I finally ______ Tina into going to prom with me.
  • He’s so tight with his money that it’s just about impossible to ______ a nickel out of him, no matter how worthy the cause.
castigate
castigate
  • After he ______ the unruly children, they settled down and studied quietly.
  • Since he had always been quiet, we were amazed when he stood up at the meeting and _____ the chairperson for failing to give everyone a chance to speak.
  • In Gulliver’s Travels and other writings, Jonathan Swift______ the human race for its follies and wickedness.
contrive
contrive
  • She can ____ wonderful excuses, but when she tries to offer them, her uneasiness gives her away.
  • I find it hard to understand how they were able to _____ such an elaborately underhanded scheme in such a short amount of time.
  • I cannot understand how she was able to _____ a meeting between two people who refused to have anything to do with each other.
demagogue
demagogue
  • Often a show of angry concern conceals the self-serving tactics of a _________.
  • The speaker’s blatant appeal to the emotions of the crowd smacked more of the ______ than the true leader of the people.
  • A favorite ploy of the _____ is to appoint a convenient scapegoat upon whom a misguided populace can vent its anger.
disabuse
disabuse
  • He thinks that all women adore him, but my sister will probably ______ him of that idea.
  • At the very outset of the term, I urged you to ______ yourself of the idea that you can pass the course without regular hard work.
  • Although she is well into middle age, my aunt Sally seems unable to ______ herself of the idea that she is still a teenager.
ennui
ennui
  • Some people seem to confuse sophistication with _________.
  • His endless talk about himself and his interests is truly unexcelled for producing ______ in others.
  • With the innumerable activities open to a young person like you, I can’t understand why you should suffer from ______.
fetter
fetter
  • The old phrase “chain gang” refers to prisoners made to work, each joined to the next by linked ________.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln once and for all broke the _____ that bound southern blacks to a life of servitude and humiliation.
  • The President complained that government bureaucracy was hopping his programs with _______ of red tape.
heinous
heinous
  • A town so peaceful, quiet, and law-abiding was bound to be horrified by so _________ a crime.
  • Is there any other crime in history as ______ as the attempt of the Nazis to annihilate the ‘so called’ inferior racial groups?
  • For ancient Romans, fleeing from the battlefield was the most _______ act of cowardice a soldier could commit.
immutable
immutable
  • Scientists labored to discover a set of ______ laws to the universe.
  • The one fact about nature that seems completely ______ is that everything is subject to change.
  • The institutions of our society, far from being ___________, are in the process of change at this very moment.
insurgent
insurgent
  • George Washington and his contemporaries were _______ against Britain.
  • Although the _______ were defeated by the government’s forces, a small group escaped into the mountains, where they kept the spirit of the rebellion alive.
  • An _______ group at the convention refused to accept the choices of the regular party leaders.
megalomania
megalomania
  • Sudden fame and admiration can make people feel unworthy—or it can bring feelings of ___________.
  • His conceit is so great and so immune to the lessons of experience that this must be considered a kind of ________.
  • Her opinion of her own importance is so grotesquely exaggerated that we have come to regard her as a _____________.
sinecure
sinecure
  • The office of Vice President of the United States was once considered little more than a _______.
  • Anyone who refers to my job as ______ should spend just one day in my place!
  • Although her new position bore a high-sounding title, it was really little more than ______.
surreptitious
surreptitious
  • The movie heroine blushed when she noticed a _______ glances of her admirer.
  • The _____ way in which they planned the undertaking shows that they were aware of its illegal character.
  • I, as they now claim, they were not aware of the illegal character of their undertaking, why did they plan it so _________?
transgress
transgress
  • The penitent citizens promised to never again ______ the laws of the land.
  • In his determination to be blunt and honest, he has ________ the limits of good taste.
  • He may have kept within the letter of the law, but there is no doubt that he has __________ the accepted moral code.
transmute
transmute
  • To _____ distrust into friendship along that wor-torn border will take more than wise polititiams and just laws.
  • The alchemists of the Middle Ages, who were both skilled magicians and primitive chemists, hoped to _______ base metals into gold.
  • The task of education, said the speaker, is to ____ the primitive selfishness of the child into socially useful modes of behavior.
vicarious
vicarious
  • In search of _______ excitement, we watched movies of action and adventure.
  • Although most of us lead a quiet, humdrum sort of life, we can all get a _________ thrill from the achievements of our astronauts.
  • Her description of the Western frontier was so vivid that I seemed to be _______ experiencing the realities of pioneer life.