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Context Clues: Example Sentences

1. Sunlight can't shine through opaque objects like brick walls and wooden doors. Using the example clue, the word opaque in this sentence means clear thick thin transparent 2. John was meticulous in his work as an artist. He took great pains to be detailed, precise, and thorough with all of his paintings. Using the example clue, the word meticulous in this sentence means messy casual sloppy careful 3. The army attempted to thwart the enemy with a new plan of attack. Before the enemy realized what was happening, their forces became confused and frustrated. The army won the battle and stopped the enemy's advance. Using the example clue, the word thwart in this sentence means sanction allow permit hinder 4. A sleuth, such as Sherlock Holmes, can be very helpful in solving crimes. Using the example clue, the word sleuth in this sentence means pilot senior citizen man detective 5. The emergency room doctors see patients with trauma, such as a broken bone, every night. Using the example clue, the word trauma in this sentence means plans injury goals headaches 6. This summer we needed to move the pigs to their new pen. The old sow stubbornly refused to move. The old aphorism, "pig-headed," sure described her. Using the example clue, the word aphorism in this sentence means falsehood forgery untruth saying

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7. The reporters were allowed to query the actress, such as asking her to tell us about her new movie, but they were not allowed to ask questions about her personal life. Using the example clue, the word query in this sentence means question attack particle slap 8. In the fall, the bright foliage is a delight to see. Red, orange, and yellow leaves and vegetation paint the world for our enjoyment. Using the example clue, the word foliage in this sentence means rocks leaves houses dirt 9. Projectiles include those items that are shot forward such as a cannon shell, bullet, or rocket. Using the example clue, the word projectiles in this sentence means things put down things shot forward things broken things hurt 10. A lass, such as my little sister, likes to play with dolls and have tea parties. Using the example clue, the word lass in this sentence means old lady small dog young girl young boy 11. Confections, such as cake, candy, and sweets, should be eaten sparingly. Using the example clue, the word confections in this sentence means sweet foods fruits meats vegetable 12. Larceny, such as stealing a car, can cause you to spend a lot of time in jail. Using the example clue, the word larceny in this sentence means murder conflict theft bravery

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Context Clues: Explanations

1. We could tell by the rotten smell, that something putrid was in our trash can. Using the explanation clue, the word putrid in this sentence means alive ample appealing rotten 2. Improving on the assembly line, Henry Ford was able to manufacture his automobiles efficiently. He predominated in the industry for many years. Using the explanation clue, the word predominated in this sentence means charted led followed fell behind 3. The children in the science class worked together as a team. The great synergy that was created made the project a huge success. Using the explanation clue, the word synergy in this sentence means friction chaos teamwork conflict 4. Dr. Smith is an entomologist, or an expert on insects. Using the explanation clue, the word entomologist in this sentence means fearful person tall person expert on insects expert on storage 5. The plan to rebuild the tower was feasible, and everyone thought it was workable. Using the explanation clue, the word feasible in this sentence means basic workable incomplete destroyed 6. When we received the sad news, we cried for a long time. The catharsis was a good release for our sorrow. Using the explanation clue, the word catharsis in this sentence means purging addition extra surcharge

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7. Many people from the Orient are very careful not to cause ignominy, or dishonor, to their families. Using the explanation clue, the word ignominy in this sentence means dishonor culture problems harm 8. I had to stop and think about the unfathomable quote of the day. Using the explanation clue, the word unfathomable in this sentence means simple clear deep or profound easy 9. When the sun shines through our window each afternoon, the beams strike a glass lamp hanging from the ceiling. Iridescent shapes float around the room when we turn the lamp. Using the explanation clue, the word iridescent in this sentence means colorful dull dark gloomy 10. In Great Britain, the police officer was called a constable. Using the explanation clue, the word constable in this sentence means jockey policeman poor person criminal 11. The servant burnished the silver vase, rubbing hard to bring back the shine. Using the explanation clue, the word burnished in this sentence means muted pounded clouded polished 12. After the driver lost control of her automobile, the vehicle careened off the road. It went down a bank and slammed into a tree. Using the explanation clue, the word careened in this sentence means arranged zigzagged straightened tidied

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1. 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 resist network revolt plead 2. We made tentative plans with the restaurant, even though we were still undecided when we would have her party. Using the synonym clue, the word tentative in this sentence means sure uncertain certain definite 3. Mom made a delicious chocolate cake for us. The combination of dark chocolate and whipped cream created a scrumptious dessert. Using the synonym clue, the word scrumptious in this sentence means tasteless sour delicious terrible 4. The man was sent to the penitentiary, or prison, for stealing cars. Using the synonym clue, the word penitentiary in this sentence means paradise hotel heaven prison 5. It is better to allow someone to make up their own mind about something, than to feel the need to coerce, or force, them over to your side. Using the synonym clue, the word coerce in this sentence means wreck recover force believe

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6. Brian's project is supposed to oscillate, or swing, back and forth. Using the synonym clue, the word oscillate in this sentence means rest never move remain still swing 7. Hurricane Katrina caused a great cataclysm - New Orleans was a disaster. Using the synonym clue, the word cataclysm in this sentence means miracle disaster session wonder 8. I don't think we'll need to utilize, or use, the hand cart to haul in the computers. Using the synonym clue, the word utilize in this sentence means make build use destroy 9. 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 sustain survive hesitate continue 10. The book of logic contained many conundrums - mind-exercising puzzles. Using the synonym clue, the word conundrums in this sentence means answers pictures stories puzzles 11. The artist was very careful and exact as he meticulously painted the portrait. Using the synonym clue, the word meticulously in this sentence means sloppy precise or detailed careless hurriedly

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Context Clues: Antonyms

1. 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 intact adventurous accurate useless 2. 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 malleable changeable unchangeable able to vary 3. The fumes were pernicious, not harmless. Using the antonym clue, the word pernicious in this sentence means harmful not dangerous safe harmless 4. Had Tommy been wiser, he would not have pulled the inane prank on Mrs. Harris while she was in the teacher's lounge. Using the antonym clue, the word inane in this sentence means sardine masculine foolish adequate 5. Even from far away, the luminous glow of the city's lights could be seen against the dark sky. Using the antonym clue, the word luminous in this sentence means bright black invisible dark 6. Janice thought the man was friendly, but Casey though he was malicious. Using the antonym clue, the word malicious in this sentence means spiteful sweet kind friendly

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7. Mark was pretty diffident when he was younger, but he's one of the most outgoing kids in class now. Using the antonym clue, the word diffident in this sentence means dumb shy terrible painful 8. John started out as my friend but quickly became an antagonist during our basketball game. Using the antonym clue, the word antagonist in this sentence means supporter friend helper enemy or opponent 9. After Julius Caesar was assassinated, a triumvirate ruled Rome. The three men in charge were Octavian, Mark Antony, and Marcus Lepidus. It was felt that this was best for Rome because the people did not want a dictator or emperor. Using the antonym clue, the word triumvirate in this sentence means a group of three president king a group of two 10. The miasma of cigarette smoke caused me to step outside for a breath of fresh air. Using the antonym clue, the word miasma in this sentence means clarity clearness thick smoky air 11. Gilbert was nonplussed about being called to the office, but once he got there, he understood that he was being awarded for his attendance. Using the antonym clue, the word nonplussed in this sentence means nauseated confused urged affected

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