(Set 6) Use Context To Determine Word Meaning

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Choose the word with the meaning most similar to the underlined word.


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  • 1. 
    • Arnold couldn’t take his arbingully in public after it tried to bite a dog.
    • A. 

      Robot

    • B. 

      Friend

    • C. 

      Pet

    • D. 

      Ghost

  • 2. 
    • We would have approached him if he hadn’t had a gregon hooked to his belt.
    • A. 

      Partner

    • B. 

      Camera

    • C. 

      Bottle

    • D. 

      Weapon

  • 3. 
    • Typock is hard to find this time of year, especially around here; it’s amazing that we could get it at all.
    • A. 

      Fruit

    • B. 

      Stone

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Fear

  • 4. 
    • When the pandus finally passed, we went outside and assessed the damage.
    • A. 

      Clouds

    • B. 

      Storm

    • C. 

      Team

    • D. 

      Time

  • 5. 
    - From line 65: “Having wolves in Yellowstone is not a luxury but a right.  We should not have to pay for clean air or water, nor should we believe that they are somehow a luxury.  Similarly, we have a right to a full complement of wildlife on our public land.   As it is used in line 65, the word complement most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Flattering remark

    • B. 

      Equal cost

    • C. 

      Selection

    • D. 

      Safe number

  • 6. 
    - From line 58: “Yet now the idea of walking even the shortest distance exhausted me, and my plan (which I’d never expected him to agree to) seemed to demand impossible stamina—though less than it would have taken to shake my head no.”   As it is used in the passage, the word stamina most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Strength

    • B. 

      Silence

    • C. 

      Boldness

    • D. 

      Quickness

  • 7. 
    - From line 53: “Long stumped vigorously for Roosevelt in the campaign, and after the latter’s election there was a brief period when it seemed that the two were going to make an unusually effective combination.”   As it is used in line 53, the word stumped most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Cleared

    • B. 

      Baffled

    • C. 

      Campaigned

    • D. 

      Trimmed

  • 8. 
    - From line 71: “Through certain drawings, we can place the artist at a particular church on a particular day . . . . an ink-wash shadow fixes the time: 8 a.m.   As it is used in line 71, the word fixes most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Establishes

    • B. 

      Corrects

    • C. 

      Repairs

    • D. 

      Hardens

  • 9. 
    1. When Jana noticed her daughter Kylie starring at herself and posing in every reflection that they passed, Jana worried that Kylie was growing a bit conceited.
    • A. 

      Good-looking

    • B. 

      Insecure

    • C. 

      Over-weight

    • D. 

      Self-centered

  • 10. 
    1. Due to the scarcity of food in her territory, the mother lioness had to roam far from safe ground to find a meal for her child.
    • A. 

      Shortage

    • B. 

      Abundance

    • C. 

      Fear

    • D. 

      Rare

  • 11. 
    1. If you go to the party wearing your best smile, laugh good naturedly, and try your dance steps out (even if you aren’t the best dancer), you will attract attention with your amiable disposition.
    • A. 

      Wild

    • B. 

      Uncontrollable

    • C. 

      Warm

    • D. 

      Harsh

  • 12. 
    1. Unlike his sister Cattie, who had a very calm and mellow disposition, John jumped on Sofas and ran through the house like an animal kingdom.
    • A. 

      Friend

    • B. 

      Throw away

    • C. 

      Brother

    • D. 

      Character

  • 13. 
    - From line 2: “Saturday was a quiet day after a whole week of wind.  I mean real wind that blows dirt into your eyes and hair between your teeth and roars in your ears after you’ve gone indoors.   As it is used in line 2, the word real most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Factual

    • B. 

      Positive

    • C. 

      Established

    • D. 

      Powerful

  • 14. 
    - From line 46: “Chamberlain was able to detail the anatomy of the patch (on shrimp), but he could not pin down the function of this novel structure.   As it is used in line 46, the word novel most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Unfamiliar

    • B. 

      Book-like

    • C. 

      Typical

    • D. 

      Inadequate

  • 15. 
    - From line 56: “The book was stubborn; well, I was stubborn too; that was part of it.  And I had no choice, realy, not if I wanted to get in.   As it is used in line 56, the phrase get in most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Arrive at a physical location

    • B. 

      Be chosen for a group membership

    • C. 

      Truly understand the subject

    • D. 

      Be friendly with someone

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