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200

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

light up

200

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

help

200

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

private

200

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

200

Because the lady was so modest;  she went unnoticed at the party. Modest means...

simple, unpretentious, not self-assertive,decent

400

The best way to describe Anna is she is ambitious. She is always putting in a lot of effort when she comes to work. Using context clues, what does ambitious mean?

someone who works hard and is driven to succeed

400

Are you sure we packed enough provisions?  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

The bear’s impending hibernation caused him to pack on extra pounds to keep him warm during the extremely cold winter in his dark cave.

What does hibernation mean?

to pass the winter in a torpid or resting state 

to be or become inactive or dormant


600

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

destroy

600

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?

water from the sky

600

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

necessary

600

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

A lot

600

Because he chose to not do his homework; Henry received a consequence from his teacher. Consequence means.....

aftereffect, punishment, result, effect, outcome

800

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

800

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

dry twigs and sticks

800

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

dislikes

800

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

hate

800

Mary left her umbrella at her friend's house so she got drenched during the rain storm on her way home. Drench means...

soak, wet, wet down, got wet

1000

He knew his future was precarious because of the unwise decisions he has made.  Using context clues, what does precarious mean?

likely to fall apart

1000

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

1000

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

1000

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

lenient 

1000

The apprehensive student sat with his pencil tightly gripped in his hand as he waited for his teacher to give him his final exam.

What does apprehensive mean?

nervous or anxious.


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