Definition
Example
Synonym
Antonym
What is the meaning of the word?
100

If the lightbulb is too dim to illuminate, it cannot light up the room, it should be replaced. 

Using context clues, what does illuminate mean?

light up

100

I needed some extra support, or help, 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

What is the definition of context?


A. Support for the main idea of a passage designed to persuade the reader.

B. The text surrounding a word or passage that helps determine its meaning

C.A statement that maps out an essay, usually provided at or near its beginning

D. The attitude or feelings a writer holds toward his or her subject matter 

B. The text surrounding a word or passage that helps determine its meaning

200

We do not like how the animals in the circus are treated, so our plan is to boycott, we refused to support the circus.  

Using context clues, what does boycott mean?

refuse to support

200

The father and son collected kindling, such as dry twigs and sticks, 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, however I absolutely loathe vanilla icing.  

Using context clues what does loathe mean?

hate

200

Even though he's a movie star, I found George to be very affable. He was incredibly friendly to my brothers and me.

A.Warm and approachable

B.Loud and excitable

C.Troubling and mysterious

D.Rich and famous  

A.Warm and approachable

300

The company had to demolish everything; they destroyed 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?

rain, sleet, snow, and hail

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

I appreciate the candor of our new senator. She isn't obsessed with secrecy like some of her colleagues.

A. Deception

B. Honesty

C. Privacy

D. Control  

B. Honesty

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 works hard and is driven to succeed

400

Are you sure we packed enough provisions, or supplies for this trip? 

 Using context clues what does provisions mean?

supplies

400

The old man ambled slowly down the path while his dog strolled 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

Before losing everything in the Great Depression, the Templeton family was wildly affluent. Not only did they own their own train car, but they also had a horse stable and a private beach.

A.Interested in travel

B.Having bad luck

C.Having great wealth

D.Lacking money or possessions  

C. Having great wealth

500

He knew his future was precarious and likely 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. Like the one next to it, it didn’t stand out.  

Using context clues, what does ordinary mean?

doesn't stand out

500

Our last principal was very lax with the rules, unlike our new principal who makes sure we follow them all.  

Using context clues, what does lax mean?

lenient, easy-going, not strict

500

Reg was scared of heights, so the 10-foot drop from the tree branch to the ground seemed like a mile.

Drop here means: 

1. A very small amount of liquid
2. The distance from a higher to a lower level
3. A location where items are brought for distribution
4. A decrease in electrical energy

2. The distance from a higher to a lower level


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