Prefixes And Context Clues

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Context Clues Quizzes & Trivia

Match the suffix or prefix to what it means and define the bold words using context clues.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The suffix -ish as in the word girlish, means
    • A. 

      Like something

    • B. 

      Unlike something

    • C. 

      To become something

  • 2. 
    The suffix -ous as in the word joyous means
    • A. 

      Not full of something

    • B. 

      Full of something

    • C. 

      Empty

  • 3. 
    The suffix -able as in the word lovable means
    • A. 

      Able to be something

    • B. 

      Unable to be something

    • C. 

      Part of collection

  • 4. 
    Define the bold word using you context clues.His pertinacity, or stubbornness, is the cause of most of his trouble.Pertinacity means:
    • A. 

      He is generous

    • B. 

      He is trouble-free

    • C. 

      He is stubborn

  • 5. 
    He was so parsimonious that he refused to give his own sons the few pennies they needed to buy pencils for school.  It hurt him to part with his money.Parsimonious means:
    • A. 

      He liked to keep his money

    • B. 

      He wanted to give his money away

    • C. 

      He needed more money

  • 6. 
    Ecclesiastics, such as priests, ministers, and pastors, should set models of behaviors for their congregants.Ecclesiastics are people who work for:
    • A. 

      Fast-food

    • B. 

      Schools

    • C. 

      Churches

  • 7. 
    The girl was churlish-rude, sullen, and absolutely ill-mannered.Churlish means:
    • A. 

      Ugly

    • B. 

      Polite

    • C. 

      Naughty

  • 8. 
    Because of the  conflagration was aided by the wind, it was so destructive that every building in the area was completely burned to the ground.Conflagration means:
    • A. 

      Heavy rain

    • B. 

      Fire

    • C. 

      Hurricane

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