Definition
Example
Synonym
Antonym
Inference & Prior Knowledge
Mixed
Nonsense Words
100

If the lightbulb is too dim to illuminate the room, it should be replaced. Using context clues, what does illuminate mean?

light up

100

I needed some extra support in my math class.  Using context clues, what does support mean?

help

100

The private files were marked 'confidential.'  Using context clues, what does confidential mean?

private

100

My sister always sleeps with the door closed, but I prefer to sleep with it slightly ajar.  Using context clues, what does ajar mean?

open

100

The colorful jewel that the agent showed us was a very pretty aquamarine. What color is AQUAMARINE?

blue

100

Hurricane Katrina caused a great CATACLYSM, everything was messed up. Using context clues, what does CATACLYSM mean?

Disaster/mess

100

Samuel is so BROG that she gets an A on almost every test. 

Using context clues, what does BROG mean?

smart

200

We do not like how the animals in the circus are treated, so our plan is to boycott the circus.  Using context clues, what does boycott mean?

refuse to support

200

The father and son collected kindling, so they could start a campfire. Using context clues, what does kindling mean?

dry twigs and sticks

200

Lisa hates all types of seafood.  She detests tuna just as much as she dislikes shrimp.  Using context clues, what does detest mean?

dislikes

200

I love chocolate cake, but on the other hand, I absolutely loathe vanilla icing.  Using context clues what does loathe mean?

hate

200

On hot, humid, summer afternoons, I often feel LANGUID. What does LANGUID mean? 

tired or lazy; not wanting to do much


200

Although she was SKEPTICAL about our plan at first, she finally believed that it would be a good idea. 

Using context clues, what does the word SKEPTICAL mean?

don't believe/doubtful 

200

My WEEPLE wags his tail every time someone calls his name. 

Using context clues, what is a WEEPLE?

dog

300

The company had to demolish the building to make room for the new parking lot.  Using context clues, what does demolish mean?

destroy

300

In the past month, we have had almost every type of precipitation, including rain, sleet, snow, and hail. Using context clues, what does precipitation mean?

When liquid or solid falls to the ground 

300

Lean fats are essential to a healthy diet. Vegetables are very necessary too.  Using context clues, what does essential mean?

necessary

300

Last night I had copious amounts of homework, but tonight I don’t have any!  Using context clues, what does copious mean?

A lot

300

In my opinion, the student's behavior was DETESTABLE. Distracting people during a test is inconsiderate. What does DETESTABLE mean? 

horrible or bad

300

The factory supervisor demanded an INSPECTION, of all of the meats processed each day. 

Using context clues, what does inspection mean?

a careful and critical examination/to look at something

300

Tomorrow I'm going to the FLOZ to get some food for the week. 

Using context clues, what is the FLOZ?

store

400

The best way to describe Anna is she is ambitious. She works hard and is driven to succeed. Using context clues, what does ambitious mean?

someone who is hardworking and is driven to succeed

400

Are you sure we packed enough provisions for this trip?  Using context clues what does provisions mean?

supplies

400

The old man ambled slowly down the path while his dog walked next to him.  Using context clues, what does amble mean?

walked

400

The Sahara Desert has scorching temperatures during the day; however, at night it can be quite chilly.  Using context clues, what does scorching mean?

very hot

400

Don't work with Ricardo unless you want to hear him talk about himself. He is so arrogant. What does ARROGANT mean? 

conceited; full of himself


400

Olivia stared at the newest style of jeans in the catalog. She just had to have them. Her birthday money was not quite enough to cover the expense. Although she didn't want to GROVEL, she decided to plead with her parents for the money to buy them. 

Using context clues, what does the word GROVEL mean?

plead; beg

400

No repairs were needed for the old car because it was in ZOOSH condition. 

What is ZOOSH?

perfect/good

500

He knew his future was precarious. It would take only one mistake for it to fall apart.  Using context clues, what does precarious mean?

likely to fall apart

500

Lou was sent to the haberdashery to find a new suit. He needed to wear one for his uncle’s wedding.  Using context clues, what does haberdashery mean?


a place where clothes for men are sold

500

It was an ordinary house. It was almost exactly like the one next to it.  Using context clues, what does ordinary mean?

doesn't stand out

500

Our last principal was very lenient with the rules, unlike our new principal who enforces them all.  Using context clues, what does lax mean?

lax, relaxed 

500

I definitely have a predilection for anything with chocolate. What does PREDILECTION mean? 

a preference or desire for; something you want


500

For the project, the teacher said the design was UNALTERABLE, but the color could be changed. 

Using context clues, what does the word UNALTERABLE mean?

unchangeable/not able to be changed

500

Sarah is so SLEN. She often complains when the teacher doesn't call on her. Every day she whines constantly.

What is SLEN?

annoying/whiny

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