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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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