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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

Asia is the largest continent, and Australia is the smallest. Using context clues, what does continent mean?

land area

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 factory produces 100 dolls a day. Produces means...

makes

200

The rays from the rising sun shined splendidly through our kitchen window. Using context clues, what does splendidly mean?

very bright

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 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

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

300

John was so hungry that he didn't leave a single particle of the muffin on the plate.  Using context clues, what does particle mean?

a very small piece

300

Kevin thought that it was a great injustice that he had to do homework every night.   Using context clues, what does injustice mean?

something that is not right or fair

300

Since professional athletes have to stay in peak physical shape, most athletes seldom eat junk food.  Using context clues, what does seldom mean?

rarely, not very often

300

Our class has a strategy for raising money for our class party. Using context clues, what does strategy mean?

plan

300

Jennie didn't like the jacket her mother bought her until several strangers made remarks about how much they liked it.  Remarks means.....

to comment on something or state an opinion

400

On the way to her room after just having been grounded, Tammy murmured something under her breath. Using context clues, what does murmured mean?

to mumble or say something so that others cannot hear it

400

When Rex had a bone, a warm spot to lie, and someone petting him, he was in paradise.   Using context clues what does paradise mean?

the perfect place to be

400

Tracy held the flower as gently as she could, fearing the delicate stem would break.  Using context clues, what does delicate mean?

easily damaged, fragile


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

Unlike her older brother Jerome, who stayed out all hours of the night, Kate obediently followed the curfew her parents set. 

What does obediently mean?

to follow the rules

500

Cassie took her time when she wrote in cursive, slowly making each word out of an elegant series of arcs and loops.  Using context clues, what does elegant mean?

beautiful, graceful

500

Alvin went to the museum every Saturday because he was fascinated by art.  Using context clues, what does fascinated mean?


very interested

500

After the bird escaped, Chris tried to coax it back into the cage with treats. Using context clues, what does coax mean?

to gently persuade

500

A twister blew down the barn during a bad storm.  Using context clues, what does twister mean?

tornado

500

The apprehensive student sat with his pencil tightly gripped in his hand as he waited for his teacher to give him the FSA Writing Test.

What does apprehensive mean?

nervous or anxious.


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