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Context Clues. The Aftermath of Understanding. Practice. The following are practice questions to help you identify vocabulary meanings through the use of context, or what’s going on around the word.

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Context clues

Context Clues

The Aftermath of Understanding


Practice
Practice

  • The following are practice questions to help you identify vocabulary meanings through the use of context, or what’s going on around the word.

  • Your job is to read the sentences, and then identify the meaning of the underlined word based on the context clues.

  • You then have to decide which of the FOUR types of context clues is used in that sentence


Number 1
Number 1!

  • Mallery’s mom though that the new outfit that she had bought Mallery was modish. Mallery did not want to break it to her, but it was totally out of style.

  • What does the word MODISH mean in this sentence?

  • Which type of context clue is being used here?


Numero two
Numero Two!

  • Insomnia, not being able to sleep at night, can be linked to an excessive intake of caffeine throughout the day.

  • What does the word INSOMNIA mean in this sentence?

  • Which type of context clue is being used here?


Number three
Number Three!

  • The woman enjoyed the savor of the soup. It had a hint of spices balanced with the perfect amount of sweetness.

  • What does the word SAVOR mean in this sentence?

  • Which type of context clue is being used here?


Item 4
Item 4!

  • The day had proven to be very torrid. Before the sun had even risen, it was already hot outside.

  • What does the word TORRID mean in this sentence?

  • Which type of context clue is being used here?


Problemo go
Problemo Go!

  • It is our custom that the bride and groom only wear the finest raiment on their wedding day.

  • What does the word RAIMENT mean in this sentence?

  • Which type of context clue is being used here?


Number 6
Number 6!

  • Though many types of birds fly in groups, eagles are birds of solitude.

  • What does the word SOLITUDE mean in this sentence?

  • Which type of context clue is being used here?