Context Clues : Guessing The Meanng Of New Vocabulary

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The tiger's roar could be heard in villages far away.  What does roar probably mean? A) food a tiger eats B) a tiger's dream C) a tiger's ear D) a sound a tiger makes

    Explanation
    The correct answer is D) a sound a tiger makes. The sentence states that the tiger's roar could be heard in villages far away, indicating that it is referring to a sound that the tiger makes. The other options (A) food a tiger eats, (B) a tiger's dream, and (C) a tiger's ear, do not make sense in the context of the sentence.

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    2) The thought of eating a rat is abhorrent to most people. What does abhorrent probably mean? A) fun, lively B) horrible, repugnant C) delicious, tasty D) sweet, sugary

    Explanation
    Abhorrent means something that is extremely unpleasant or repulsive. In this context, it refers to the idea of eating a rat being disgusting or repugnant to most people. Therefore, the correct answer is "horrible, repugnant."

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    My absent-minded teacher loses his keys, his book and his chalk almost every day! What does it mean to be absent-minded? A) be hateful B) not pay attention C) be intelligent D) not like someone

    Explanation
    To be absent-minded means to not pay attention. This is evident from the scenario given where the teacher loses his keys, book, and chalk almost every day, indicating a lack of attention and forgetfulness. It does not mean to be hateful, intelligent, or not like someone.

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    4) You can trust the salesmen at that store because they always conduct business in an aboveboard manner. What does aboveboard probably mean? A) honestly, openly B) sneaky, dishonest C) horrible, repugnant D) strange, unusual

    Explanation
    The word "aboveboard" is used to describe someone who conducts business in an honest and open manner. Therefore, the correct answer is A) honestly, openly.

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    5) Petra has so many friends because she is a gregarious person. What does gregarious probably mean? A) introverted, self-contained B) shy, quiet C) friendly, outgoing D) rude, hostile

    Explanation
    The word "gregarious" is used to describe someone who is sociable and enjoys being in the company of others. This person is likely to have many friends because they are friendly and outgoing, making it easy for them to connect with others. Therefore, option C) friendly, outgoing is the most suitable definition for the word "gregarious" in this context.

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    6) The lovely egret is in danger of extinction because clothing manufacturers use their long, beautiful tail feathers to make ladies' hats. What is an egret? A) a small child  B) a type of food C) a sound a tiger makes  D) a type of bird

    Explanation
    The correct answer is D) a type of bird. The explanation for this answer is that the question asks for the definition of an egret, and an egret is a type of bird. The passage also mentions that the egret is in danger of extinction because clothing manufacturers use their feathers to make hats, further supporting the fact that an egret is a type of bird.

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    7) I can't believe it! Right in the middle of our conversation, Peter turned around abruptly and walked out of the room!  What does abruptly probably mean? A) formally  B) slowly, in no hurry C) suddenly, without notice  D) quietly, in an unusual manner

    Explanation
    The word "abruptly" suggests that Peter turned around and walked out of the room suddenly and without any prior notice or warning. This implies that he left the conversation unexpectedly and without giving any indication or explanation.

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    8) After the harvest, we had an abundant amount of apples. We made apple pie, apple sauce, and apple juice because we had so many apples! What does abundant probably mean? A) a shortage  B) not enough  C) very red  D) great quantity

    Explanation
    The word "abundant" means having a large amount or quantity of something. In the given context, it is mentioned that there was a large amount of apples after the harvest, which is why they were able to make various apple products. Therefore, the correct answer is D) great quantity.

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    9) When Sara was sick, her voice was almost inaudible. We couldn't hear what she was trying to say clearly. What does inaudible probably mean? A) very loud, easy to hear  B) very soft, hard to hear C) very strange, uncommon  D) very shy, introverted

    Explanation
    The word "inaudible" is used to describe something that cannot be heard or is difficult to hear. In the given context, Sara's voice was almost inaudible, indicating that it was very soft and hard to hear. Therefore, option B) very soft, hard to hear is the correct explanation for the term "inaudible" in this context.

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    10) The hill was too arduous for us to climb. We had to walk our bicycles up the hill. What does arduous probably mean? A) tall, sharp  B) fun, exciting  C) easy, not challenging  D) difficult

    Explanation
    The passage states that the hill was too arduous for the speaker and they had to walk their bicycles up the hill. This suggests that the hill was challenging and not easy to climb. Therefore, arduous probably means difficult.

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