Nonsense Words
Antonyms
Direct Definition
Synonyms
100

Tomorrow I'm going to the bodega to get some food for the week. What is a bodega?

grocery store

100

The lead dog was so incompetent that he had to be replaced by one that was more useful to the pack. Using the antonym clue, the word incompetent in this sentence means

useless

100

The factory supervisor demanded an inspection, which is a careful and critical examination of all of the meats processed each day. Using context clues, what does inspection mean?

a careful and critical examination

100

The witness began to prevaricate when questioned under oath. He hesitated instead of answering right away. Using the synonym clue, the word prevaricate in this sentence means

hesitate

200

Samantha is so astute that she gets an A on almost every test. What is astute?

smart

200

Although she was skeptical about our plan at first, she finally believed that it would be a good idea. Using the antonym clue, the word skeptical in this sentence means

doubtful

200


The student in Ms. Gloppen's Communication's class ASPIRES, aims to achieve, spending the next four years at Harvard University. Using context clues, what does aspire mean?



aims to achieve

200

Hurricane Katrina caused a great cataclysm - New Orleans was a disaster. Using the synonym clue, the word cataclysm in this sentence means

disaster 

300

My mongrel wags his tail every time someone calls his name. What is a mongrel?

dog with no definable type and/or breed

300

For the project, the teacher said the design was inalterable, but the color could be changed. Using the antonym clue, the word inalterable in this sentence means

unchangeable

300

Ms. Gloppen was very disappointed to see a student with his pants below his waist, a bad word on his shirt, and a hat on his head. She CHIDED him in the hallway, meaning she expressed her disapproval. Using context clues, what does chided mean?

expressed her disapproval

300

The young man had a robust appearance; that is, strong and healthy. Using the synonym clue, the word robust in this sentence means

strong; healthy

400

Sarah is so vexatious, such as complaining that the teacher didn't call on her, that it's hard to be her friend sometimes. What is vexatious?

annoying; whinny

400

Some people are reticent, while others talk about their feelings freely. Using the antonym clue, the word reticent in this sentence means

secretive

400

There are many theories, or ideas, about what made the Ice Ages happen. Using context clues, what does theories mean?

ideas

400

Ashley 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 the synonym clue, the word grovel in this sentence means

plead; beg

500

No repairs were needed for the old car because it was in irreproachable condition. What is irreproachable?

perfect/ good

500

The sight of the ominous clouds told us that clear weather was far from our area. Using the antonym clue, the word ominous in this sentence means

unpleasant

500

What is a direct definition context clue?

when the definition of the word you don’t know or unsure of is right in the text

500

The events for the conference were listed in chronological order. They began with the first event of the day and ended with the closing ceremonies in the evening. Using the synonym clue, the word chronological in this sentence means

in order

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