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


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  • 1. 

    The suffix -ish as in the word girlish, means

    • A.

      Like something

    • B.

      Unlike something

    • C.

      To become something

    Correct Answer
    A. Like something
    Explanation
    The suffix -ish is used to indicate a resemblance or similarity to something. In the word "girlish," the -ish suffix implies that something has qualities or characteristics that are similar to those associated with girls. Therefore, the correct answer is "like something."

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  • 2. 

    The suffix -ous as in the word joyous means

    • A.

      Not full of something

    • B.

      Full of something

    • C.

      Empty

    Correct Answer
    B. Full of something
    Explanation
    The suffix -ous is used to form adjectives that mean "full of something." In the case of the word "joyous," it means full of joy or happiness. The addition of -ous to the base word "joy" changes its meaning to indicate that something is full of joy. Therefore, the correct answer is "full of something."

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  • 3. 

    The suffix -able as in the word lovable means

    • A.

      Able to be something

    • B.

      Unable to be something

    • C.

      Part of collection

    Correct Answer
    A. Able to be something
    Explanation
    The suffix -able in the word "lovable" indicates that something is capable of being loved. It suggests that the object or person described by the word has qualities or characteristics that make them deserving of affection or admiration. The suffix -able is commonly used to form adjectives that express the potential or ability of something or someone to undergo a certain action or state. In this case, lovable means that the object or person is capable of being loved.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. He is stubborn
    Explanation
    The context clue in the sentence is "is the cause of most of his trouble." This suggests that pertinacity is a negative quality that leads to problems. The word "stubbornness" aligns with this meaning, as being stubborn often involves being unyielding and refusing to change one's mind or behavior, even when it causes difficulties or conflicts.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. He liked to keep his money
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "he liked to keep his money". This is because the sentence states that the person was so parsimonious that he refused to give his own sons the few pennies they needed to buy pencils for school. This implies that he preferred to hold onto his money rather than spend it, indicating a liking for keeping his money.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Churches
    Explanation
    Ecclesiastics, such as priests, ministers, and pastors, should set models of behaviors for their congregants because they are religious leaders who work in churches. Their role is to guide and inspire their congregants, and they are expected to exemplify the values and principles of their faith. By setting positive examples of behavior, ecclesiastics can help their congregants to better understand and practice their religious teachings.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Ugly

    • B.

      Polite

    • C.

      Naughty

    Correct Answer
    C. Naughty
    Explanation
    Churlish means rude, ill-mannered, or impolite. In this context, the girl's behavior is described as churlish, indicating that she is being naughty or misbehaving. Therefore, the correct answer is "naughty."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Fire
    Explanation
    The word "conflagration" refers to a large and destructive fire. In this context, the sentence states that the fire was so intense that every building in the area was completely burned to the ground. Therefore, the correct answer is "fire".

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