More Context Clues : Synonym- Example-definition- Contrast

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  • 1. 

    This tape you gave me doesn’t work at all! I can’t get a single poster to adhere to the wall. I’m going to have to use my staple gun.which word has the same meaning of 'stick'

    Explanation
    The word "adhere" has the same meaning as "stick". In the given context, the person is complaining that the tape they were given does not work at all in making the posters stick to the wall. Therefore, they decide to use a staple gun instead. "Adhere" and "stick" both refer to the action of something staying attached or clinging to another surface.

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  • 2. 

    The changes in the program were ____________, essential, and important. uselesssignificantpowerful

    Explanation
    The word "significant" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the changes in the program as important and essential. The word "significant" implies that the changes had a noticeable impact and were not trivial or insignificant.

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  • 3. 

    Owls are _______________; they fly around and look for food at night. Nocturnal :active during the nightwild birds lazy creatures

    Explanation
    Owls are considered nocturnal because they are active during the night. They have adapted to hunting and finding food in low light conditions, using their excellent night vision and sensitive hearing to locate prey. Owls have specialized feathers that allow them to fly silently, making them even more effective hunters in the darkness. This behavior is in contrast to diurnal animals that are active during the day.

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         Often _______________ (outside) forces cause changes in one’s life. internalexternalessential

    Explanation
    External forces refer to factors or influences that come from outside of an individual's control or immediate environment. These forces can include societal norms, cultural expectations, economic conditions, political events, or natural disasters. They have the power to impact and shape a person's life, often leading to significant changes or adjustments. By acknowledging the role of external forces, we recognize that not all changes in one's life are solely a result of internal factors or personal choices, but can also be influenced by external circumstances beyond our control.

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       Near the end of the semester, students often feel ______________ with work; I too, felt overwhelmed with my workload. excitedsubduedlazy

    Explanation
    The word "subdued" means to feel or show restraint, quietness, or lack of enthusiasm. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that students often feel overwhelmed and stressed with their workload near the end of the semester. The word "excited" would not fit because it conveys a positive and energetic emotion, while "lazy" implies a lack of motivation or effort, which may not be accurate for students near the end of the semester. Therefore, "subdued" is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 6. 

    Patty loves to use an abundant amount of garlic in her cooking. Almost any time you approach her kitchen, the aroma of that famous plant is unmistakable. which word has the same meaning of 'smell'

    Explanation
    The word "aroma" has the same meaning as "smell". In the given context, it is mentioned that whenever someone approaches Patty's kitchen, they can unmistakably sense the aroma of garlic. This implies that the smell of garlic is strong and distinct, which aligns with the meaning of "aroma".

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  • 7. 

    When going to an office party you should show your best decorum, for example, dress your best, drink and eat moderately, and be sure to thank the host before you leave.decorum could possibly meanBest dressill mannersappropriate behaviour

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "appropriate behaviour". In the context of an office party, showing decorum means behaving in a manner that is suitable and respectful. This includes dressing appropriately, not overindulging in food or drink, and expressing gratitude to the host. It implies maintaining a level of professionalism and courtesy in social settings.

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  • 8. 

      I have always lived in cubbyholes. After moving away from home, my first apartment was just a cubbyhole in a large building. It was no more that 8' by 12' and had a bed in one corner. My second was no more that a large walk-in closet. My current one is about 10 feet long by 12 feet wide, but it at least has two rooms.cubbyhole could possibly meana small housea big housea small space

    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "a small space". The passage describes the speaker's living arrangements as "cubbyholes" which are described as small, cramped spaces. The speaker mentions living in an 8' by 12' apartment, a walk-in closet, and a current space that is 10 feet long by 12 feet wide. These descriptions indicate that "cubbyhole" refers to a small space rather than a big house or a small house.

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      The floors of the restaurant were extremely scuzzy. They were covered with spilled grease, crumbs of food, and cigarette butts.scuzzy could possibly mean:nastydirtysmelly

    Explanation
    The word "scuzzy" is used to describe the floors of the restaurant, indicating that they were in a dirty condition. The presence of spilled grease, crumbs of food, and cigarette butts further supports this interpretation.

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  • 10. 

        In order to _____________, or reduce, stress, it is important to exercise.  vitalassurealleviate

    Explanation
    To alleviate stress means to reduce or lessen it. Exercise has been proven to be an effective way to alleviate stress, as it helps release endorphins, which are known as "feel-good" hormones. When we exercise, our body also releases tension and pent-up energy, which can help us feel more relaxed and calm. Regular exercise can also improve our overall well-being and mental health, making it an important tool in alleviating stress.

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  • 11. 

      Over the past ____________ (ten years), my son has grown up. centurydecadegeneration

    Explanation
    The word "decade" refers to a period of ten years. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that "Over the past ____________ (ten years), my son has grown up." This indicates that the speaker's son has gone through a significant amount of time, specifically ten years. Therefore, the correct answer is "decade."

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  • 12. 

          Her speech was _______________. She was so smooth-spoken.  tougheloquentcomplicated

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eloquent". This is because the phrase "She was so smooth-spoken" indicates that the person's speech was well-spoken and articulate. "Eloquent" means to have fluent or persuasive speaking abilities, which aligns with the given context.

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  • 13. 

    I __________ traffic jams. I love it when my drive to work is quick and easy. likeabhordisgust

    Explanation
    The word "abhor" means to hate or detest something. In this context, the speaker is expressing their strong dislike for traffic jams. They enjoy it when their drive to work is quick and easy, indicating that they have a strong aversion towards traffic jams.

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  • 14. 

         Don’t carry a __________ (i.e., unresolved anger) around. It will only make you feel terrible. heavy bagemotion grudge

    Explanation
    Carrying a grudge refers to holding onto feelings of anger or resentment towards someone or something. This unresolved anger can weigh a person down emotionally, causing them to feel terrible. Therefore, the correct answer in this context is "grudge."

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  • 15. 

    If the volume of water in a waterfall is small, there is not enough water to produce electricity.volume could possible meantemperatureamountcolor 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "amount". In the context of the question, the volume of water refers to the quantity or the amount of water present in the waterfall. If the volume of water is small, it means there is not enough water flowing in the waterfall to generate electricity.

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