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The company had to DEMOLISH, or destroy, the building to make room for the new parking lot.  

Using context clues, what does demolish mean?

destroy

100

I asked my mom if my friend could SLUMBER, or sleep, at my house over the weekend?

Using context clues, what does slumber mean?

sleep

100

The private files were marked 'CONFIDENTIAL.'  

Using context clues, what does confidential mean?

private

100

Mr. Walker RARELY goes to the movie theater. He usually stays in his house and watches movies on his television. 

Using context clues, what does rarely mean? 

not often 

100

Bill had worked hard to build his company into a PROSPEROUS business worth billions of dollars. 

Using context clues, what does prosperous mean?

wealthy

200

Eric approached the snake CAUTIOUSLY. He thought it would be dead, but he did not know for sure. 

Using context clues, what does cautiously mean?

carefully

200

I needed some extra SUPPORT, such as one-on-one sessions with my teacher, to help me pass my class.  

Using context clues, what does support mean?

help

200

Sarah developed an AFFECTION for nature growing up in the countryside. As an adult, she brought her love of the land to her job as a gardener. 

Using context clues, what is the meaning of the word affection.

love

200

I love chocolate cake, but on the other hand, I absolutely LOATHE vanilla icing.  

Using context clues what does loathe mean?

hate

200

Bill decided to ELIMINATE the problem by getting rid of his flowers. 

Using the context clues, what does eliminate mean?

get rid of 

300

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?

hard working and driven

300

People always comment about how Cindy RESEMBLES her mother. They have the same hair, eyes and smile. 

Using context clues, what does resembles mean? 

is like/looks like

300

My sister always sleeps with the door closed, but I prefer to sleep with it slightly AJAR. 

 Using context clues, what does ajar mean?

opened

300

Dad thought the pizza tasted BLAND so he added more garlic to it. 

Using context clues, what does bland mean?

mild, lacking taste or flavor

300

The factory supervisor demanded an INSPECTION, or a careful and critical examination, of all of the meats processed each day. 

Using context clues, what does inspection mean?

 to look at something carefully

400

We do not like how the animals in the circus are treated, so our plan is to BOYCOTT, or refuse to support, the circus.  

Using context clues, what does boycott mean?

refuse to support

400

Julia wasn't sure exactly what time her friends would arrive, but she thought the APPROXIMATE time would be around 5:00. 

Using context clues, what does approximate mean?

estimate

400

Vegetables are ESSENTIAL to a healthy diet. Fruits are very necessary too.  

Using context clues, what does essential mean?

necessary

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

That movie had an INTENSE effect on me. I could not stop thinking about it!

Using context clues, what does intense mean?

powerful

500

If the lightbulb is too dim to ILLUMINATE, or light up, the room, it should be replaced. 

Using context clues, what does illuminate mean?

light up 

500

Detective Jones was investigating a bank robbery. He collected EVIDENCE such as fingerprints and security camera footage. 

Using context clues, what does evidence mean?

proof

500

The young girl was very ALOOF. Everyone thought that she was unsociable and unapproachable.   

Using context clues, what does aloof mean?

unsociable/ unapproachable

500

Last night I had COPIOUS amounts of homework, but tonight I don’t have any!  

Using context clues, what does copious mean?

A lot

500

There was a CONTROVERSY about the new school dress code. While most parents and teachers were in favor of it, many students were not. 

Using context clues, what does controversy mean?

disagreement 

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