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Unit One: Chapter 2. • curt • retort • demoralize • sabotage • dilemma • subsequent • inclination • wary • irate • zeal. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT. Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. . 1 curt. – adjective.

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unit one chapter 2

Unit One: Chapter 2

• curt • retort

• demoralize • sabotage

• dilemma • subsequent

• inclination • wary

• irate • zeal

ten words in context
TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

1curt

– adjective

•The fast-food manager trained workers to give polite, full answers to customers, not curt responses.

• Betsy doesn’t mean to be curt. When she’s with other people, she often says just a few quick words to them because she’s so shy.

Curt means

A. cautious

B. courteous.

C.rudely brief.

ten words in context1
TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

1curt

– adjective

•The fast-food manager trained workers to give polite, full answers to customers, not curt responses.

• Betsy doesn’t mean to be curt. When she’s with other people, she often says just a few quick words to them because she’s so shy.

Curt means

A. cautious

B. courteous.

C. rudely brief.

The workers’ polite, full answers are contrasted with rudely brief responses. If Betsy says just a few quick words, she could sound as if she were being rudely brief.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

2demoralized

– verb

•Cara’s refusal to date my brother demoralized him so completely that for months, he lacked the confidence to ask another woman out.

• When Bonita gained a pound during her diet, it so demoralized her that she ate a banana split.

Demoralized means

A. to cheat.

B. to discourage.

C.to excite.

“Of course I’m demoralized! I used to be

a handsome prince living in a palace!

Now I’m a frog living in a swamp!”

ten words in context3
TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

2demoralized

– verb

•Cara’s refusal to date my brother demoralized him so completely that for months, he lacked the confidence to ask another woman out.

• When Bonita gained a pound during her diet, it so demoralized her that she ate a banana split.

Demoralized means

A. to cheat.

B. to discourage.

C.to excite.

If he lacked the confidence to ask anyone out for months, the brother must have been discouraged by the Cara’s refusal. If Bonita ate a banana split while she was trying to diet, she must have been discouraged by the weight gain.

“Of course I’m demoralized! I used to be

a handsome prince living in a palace!

Now I’m a frog living in a swamp!”

ten words in context4
TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

3dilemma

– noun

•The store manager faced a dilemma: either having an elderly, needy man arrested or ignoring store rules about shoplifters.

• In old romantic movies, the heroine’s dilemma often involves choosing between a rich boyfriend and the poor man she really loves.

Dilemma means

A. a hard choice.

B. a great danger.

C.a benefit.

ten words in context5
TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

3dilemma

– noun

•The store manager faced a dilemma: either having an elderly, needy man arrested or ignoring store rules about shoplifters.

• In old romantic movies, the heroine’s dilemma often involves choosing between a rich boyfriend and the poor man she really loves.

Dilemma means

A. a hard choice.

B. a great danger.

C.a benefit.

Having to decide whether to have the elderly, needy man arrested or ignore the store rules would be a hard choice. Having to choose between a rich boyfriend and a poor man the heroine really loves would be a hard choice.

ten words in context6
TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

4inclination

– noun

•My inclination is to major in nursing, but I’m going to speak to a few nurses before I make my final decision.

• That two-year-old has some irritating habits, such as her inclination to say “no” to everything.

Inclination means

A. a preference.

B. a reason.

C.a fate.

ten words in context7
TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

4inclination

– noun

•My inclination is to major in nursing, but I’m going to speak to a few nurses before I make my final decision.

• That two-year-old has some irritating habits, such as her inclination to say “no” to everything.

Inclination means

A. a preference.

B. a reason.

C.a fate.

If the final decision has not been made yet, then majoring in nursing is only the student’s preference. It would be an irritating habit if the two-year-old has a preference to say “no” to everything.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

5irate

– adjective

•If Kate got angry only occasionally, I could take her more seriously, but she’s always irate about something or other.

• Ray gets mad when his wife misplaces the TV’s remote control, and she becomes equally irate when he writes a check and forgets to record it in the checkbook.

Irate means

A. thrilled.

B.selfish.

C.furious.

Irate protesters in Belize

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

5irate

– adjective

•If Kate got angry only occasionally, I could take her more seriously, but she’s always irate about something or other.

• Ray gets mad when his wife misplaces the TV’s remote control, and she becomes equally irate when he writes a check and forgets to record it in the checkbook.

Irate means

A. thrilled.

B.selfish.

C. furious.

In the first item, the word angry suggests that irate means “furious.” In the second item, Ray’s getting mad is compared to his wife’s becoming furious.

Irate protesters in Belize

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

6retort

– verb

•When I told my parents I’d put the dishes in the dishwasher the next morning, my father retorted, “Maybe we should serve you dinner in the mornings, too.”

• “What do you want?” the young woman asked Dracula. “Only to drink in your charms,” he retorted.

Retort means

A. to approve.

B.to reply.

C.to ask.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

6retort

– verb

•When I told my parents I’d put the dishes in the dishwasher the next morning, my father retorted, “Maybe we should serve you dinner in the mornings, too.”

• “What do you want?” the young woman asked Dracula. “Only to drink in your charms,” he retorted.

Retort means

A. to approve.

B. to reply.

C.to ask.

In the first item, the father replies to the child’s statement about putting the dishes in the dishwasher in the morning. In the second item, Dracula replies to the woman’s question.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

7sabotage

– verb

•Terrorist groups train their members to sabotage airports and other public places.

• A fired programmer sabotaged the company’s network by infecting it with a computer virus.

Sabotage means

A. to develop.

B.to invest in.

C.to do harm to.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

7sabotage

– verb

•Terrorist groups train their members to sabotage airports and other public places.

• A fired programmer sabotaged the company’s network by infecting it with a computer virus.

Sabotage means

A. to develop.

B.to invest in.

C. to do harm to.

Terrorists try to do harm to public places. If the fired programmer infected the company’s network with a virus, the programmer did harm to it.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

8subsequent

– adjective

•“I was hired as a stock boy,” said the company president. “My subsequent jobs took me steadily up the company ladder.”

• The first few times Janet drove on a highway, she was terrified, but on subsequent trips, she felt more relaxed.

Subsequent means

A. first.

B.following.

C.previous.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

8subsequent

– adjective

•“I was hired as a stock boy,” said the company president. “My subsequent jobs took me steadily up the company ladder.”

• The first few times Janet drove on a highway, she was terrified, but on subsequent trips, she felt more relaxed.

Subsequent means

A. first.

B. following.

C.previous.

The man’s progression from stock boy to company president would suggest that his jobs following that of stock boy took him up the ladder. The trips following the first few on a highway would help Janet feel more relaxed as she got used to the experience.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

9wary

– adjective

•“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” means that we should be wary about promises of getting something for nothing.

• I’m a little wary of people who, when they first meet me, treat me as if I’m their best friend.

Wary means

A.careful.

B.tired.

C.welcoming.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

9wary

– adjective

•“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” means that we should be wary about promises of getting something for nothing.

• I’m a little wary of people who, when they first meet me, treat me as if I’m their best friend.

Wary means

A. careful.

B.tired.

C.welcoming.

We should be careful about promises of getting something for nothing. One would be careful about people who act like one’s best friend on the first meeting.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

10zeal

– noun

•Velma attacked her food with such zeal that I thought she hadn’t eaten for a week!

• My neighbor has so much zeal about keeping our neighborhood clean that he sweeps our sidewalk if we don’t do it ourselves.

Zeal means

A.resistance.

B.passion.

C.skill.

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TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

10zeal

– noun

•Velma attacked her food with such zeal that I thought she hadn’t eaten for a week!

• My neighbor has so much zeal about keeping our neighborhood clean that he sweeps our sidewalk if we don’t do it ourselves.

Zeal means

A.resistance.

B. passion.

C.skill.

If Velma attacked her food as if she hadn’t eaten for a week, she must be eating with a passion. Someone who sweeps other people’s sidewalks must have a passion for keeping the neighborhood clean.