Increasing Vocabulary. Context Clues. Definition of a Context Clue. The meanings of many words can be figured out by examining their surrounding words and nearby sentences.
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A less obvious method of revealing a word’s meaning is through the use of relationships. The reader must draw a conclusion as to the meaning of a new word based on the meaning conveyed by the rest of the sentence.
For example: The candidate was jubilant when he heard he was ahead in the polls.
Here you would infer that the word jubilant meant very happy because being ahead would make a candidate happy.