Context Clues : Guessing The Meanng Of New Vocabulary (2)

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  • 1. 

    I took the tome off the shelf and opened it to page 94. Then I began to read. What does tome probably mean?A) some food B) a bad dream C) a cigarette D) a book

    Explanation
    The word "tome" is commonly used to refer to a large and scholarly book. In this context, the sentence mentions taking the tome off the shelf and opening it to a specific page, indicating that it is a book being referred to. Therefore, the correct answer is D) a book.

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    2) Hurricanes and tornadoes are treacherous. Only a very foolish person would go out during that kind of weather. What does treacherous probably mean?A) exciting B) dangerous C) delirious D) safe

    Explanation
    Treacherous is a word used to describe something that is dangerous or risky. In the given context, it is stated that hurricanes and tornadoes are treacherous, implying that they are hazardous and pose a great risk. Therefore, the correct answer is "dangerous".

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    3) Many ships have vanished during hurricanes. No survivors from the lost ships have ever been found. What does vanished probably mean?A) arrived B) departed C) returned D) disappeared

    Explanation
    The word "vanished" in the context of the passage suggests that the ships have completely disappeared and cannot be found. This implies that the ships are no longer visible or traceable, indicating that they have disappeared. Therefore, the correct answer is "disappeared".

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    4-By anticipating the robber's next move, the police were able to arrive at the bank before the next robbery happened. Now the robber is in jail. What does anticipating probably mean?A) thinking ahead, expecting B) drawing, painting C) horrifying, amazing D) strange, unusual

    Explanation
    Anticipating means thinking ahead and expecting. In this context, the police were able to anticipate the robber's next move, meaning they were able to predict what the robber would do next. This allowed them to arrive at the bank before the next robbery happened, leading to the robber's arrest.

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    5-I'm really hungry! That apple didn't appease my hunger. I want a sandwich now. What does appease probably mean?A) frustrate B) increase C) satisfy D) confuse

    Explanation
    The word "appease" in this context is used to describe the action of satisfying or relieving hunger. The speaker states that the apple did not satisfy their hunger and they now want a sandwich. Therefore, the correct answer is "satisfy."

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    6-The dispute about marijuana in California will probably never be resolved. What is a dispute?A) theory, rule B) argument, debate C) agreement D) a type of medicine

    Explanation
    A dispute refers to an argument or debate between two or more parties. In the context of the given statement, the dispute about marijuana in California refers to the ongoing disagreement and controversy surrounding the use and legalization of marijuana in the state. This suggests that there are differing opinions and conflicting arguments on the matter, indicating that the correct answer is argument, debate.

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    7) This virus has really sapped my energy. I get tired just walking across the room. I hope to get better soon because I need to return to work.  What does sap probably mean?A) give, increase B) make slow C) take away, drain D) enhance

    Explanation
    In the given context, the word "sap" is used metaphorically to describe how the virus has drained or taken away the speaker's energy. This is supported by the statement that the person gets tired just walking across the room. Therefore, the most appropriate meaning for "sap" in this context is "take away, drain."

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    8) Some people think that discussing the dangers of cigarette smoking obscures the real issue. They believe the real issue is that smokers are discriminated against. What does obscure probably mean? A) to shorten  B) to challenge  C) to make obvious D) to hide, conceal

    Explanation
    The word "obscure" in this context means to hide or conceal. The people mentioned believe that discussing the dangers of cigarette smoking hides or conceals the real issue, which they believe is discrimination against smokers.

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    9) Students! Students! Please stop chattering and listen to me. Class has begun. What does chattering probably mean?A) writingB) talking C) working D) typing

    Explanation
    The word "chattering" is used in the context of the students being asked to stop. This suggests that they are engaged in some form of noise-making or conversation. Therefore, the most likely meaning of "chattering" in this context is talking.

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    10) The little girls began to giggle when they saw the boys walk by. When the boys heard the giggling, they pretended not to notice. What does giggle probably mean? A) work B) sleep C) cry  D) laugh

    Explanation
    The word "giggle" is used in the sentence to describe the action of the little girls. The sentence states that the girls began to giggle when they saw the boys walk by. Since the boys heard the giggling and pretended not to notice, it can be inferred that the girls were laughing in a playful or amused manner. Therefore, the correct answer is "laugh".

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