Suffixes -able And -ible Spelling Unit 27

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Houghton Mifflin Spelling & Vocabulary pg 169-170, 173


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  • 1. 

    What kind of object can be separated into parts or groups?

    Explanation
    An object that can be separated into parts or groups is referred to as divisible. Divisibility refers to the property of an object or quantity being capable of being divided or separated into smaller parts or groups.

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  • 2. 

    What kind of chair can be raised and lowered?

    Explanation
    An adjustable chair can be raised and lowered according to the user's preference or comfort level. This type of chair typically has a mechanism that allows the height to be adjusted, making it suitable for people of different heights or for different purposes such as working at a desk or dining at a table.

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  • 3. 

    What kind of rug holds up well under years of heavy use?

    Explanation
    A durable rug is able to withstand heavy use over a long period of time without showing signs of wear and tear. It is made from high-quality materials and constructed in a way that makes it resistant to damage and fraying. This type of rug is able to maintain its appearance and functionality even with constant foot traffic and regular cleaning. It is a reliable choice for areas with heavy use, such as living rooms, hallways, or offices.

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  • 4. 

    What kind of products appeal to you when you are hungry?

    Explanation
    When a person is hungry, they are more likely to be attracted to or interested in products that are edible, meaning they can be consumed as food. This is because hunger is a natural physiological response that signals the body's need for sustenance, and therefore, the person's preference would naturally lean towards edible products that can satisfy their hunger.

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    What kind of thing is there if you want it?

    Explanation
    The word "available" refers to something that is accessible or obtainable. It suggests that the thing being referred to is present or ready to be used or utilized. In the context of the question, the word "available" implies that the thing being sought after or desired is currently in stock or can be easily obtained.

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    What kind of object cannot be destroyed?

    Explanation
    An object that is indestructible cannot be destroyed. This means it is resistant to damage, cannot be broken or harmed in any way. It possesses qualities or characteristics that make it invulnerable to destruction or damage.

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    What kind of food is likely to spoil in a short time if it is not refrigerated.

    Explanation
    Perishable food is likely to spoil in a short time if it is not refrigerated. This is because perishable food items have a high moisture content and are more prone to bacterial growth. Without refrigeration, the temperature of the food rises, providing an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply rapidly, leading to spoilage. Therefore, it is important to refrigerate perishable food to slow down bacterial growth and extend its shelf life.

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  • 8. 

    What kind of object is one that everybody wants?

    Explanation
    A desirable object is one that everybody wants because it possesses qualities or attributes that are highly valued or sought after by individuals. It could refer to something that is considered attractive, appealing, or advantageous. The term "desirable" implies that the object is in high demand and is something that people aspire to possess or achieve.

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  • 9. 

    What kind of vibration is one you can hear?

    Explanation
    The term "audible" refers to a vibration that can be heard by the human ear. It implies that the vibration produces sound waves within the range of human hearing.

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  • 10. 

    What kind of explanation is a satisfactory one?

    Explanation
    A satisfactory explanation is one that meets the requirements or standards set forth by a particular individual or group. It is an explanation that is deemed acceptable or suitable by the person or people evaluating it. It implies that the explanation meets the necessary criteria and is considered adequate or sufficient in addressing the question or problem at hand.

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  • 11. 

    What kind of experience is one that you will keep in mind for a long time?

    Explanation
    The word "memorable" refers to an experience that is significant or impactful enough to be remembered for a long time. It implies that the experience leaves a lasting impression on the individual, making it stand out from other ordinary experiences. This word suggests that the experience is memorable due to its uniqueness, emotional impact, or the lessons learned from it.

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  • 12. 

    What kind of story tells about something amazing?

    Explanation
    An incredible story tells about something that is extraordinary, unbelievable, or hard to believe. It often involves events, situations, or achievements that are beyond the ordinary or expected. This type of story captivates and astonishes the audience, leaving them in awe or disbelief.

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  • 13. 

    Antonym: unlikely

    Explanation
    The word "antonym" indicates that we are looking for a word that means the opposite of "unlikely." The word "probable" fits this description as it means likely or possible. Therefore, "probable" is the correct answer as it is the antonym of "unlikely."

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  • 14. 

    Antonym: happy

    Explanation
    The word "miserable" is the correct answer because it is an antonym of "happy." When someone is happy, they are experiencing joy and contentment. On the other hand, when someone is miserable, they are feeling extremely unhappy, sad, and distressed. These two words represent opposite emotions and feelings, making "miserable" the appropriate antonym for "happy."

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  • 15. 

    Antonym: undependable

    Explanation
    The given word "undependable" means not reliable or not trustworthy. Therefore, the antonym of undependable is "reliable", which means dependable or trustworthy.

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  • 16. 

    Antonym: unqualified

    Explanation
    The antonym of "unqualified" is "eligible". "Unqualified" means lacking the necessary qualifications or not meeting the required standards, while "eligible" means meeting the necessary criteria or qualifications to be considered for something. Therefore, "eligible" is the opposite of "unqualified" as it implies being qualified or suitable for a particular purpose or opportunity.

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  • 17. 

    Antonym: rigid

    Explanation
    The word "flexible" is the correct answer because it is the antonym of "rigid." While "rigid" means stiff or inflexible, "flexible" means adaptable or able to bend easily. These two words are opposites in terms of their meaning and convey contrasting ideas. Therefore, "flexible" is the correct choice as the antonym for "rigid."

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  • 18. 

    Antonym: uninformed

    Explanation
    The word "knowledgeable" is the antonym of "uninformed." "Uninformed" means lacking knowledge or awareness, while "knowledgeable" means having knowledge or being well-informed. Therefore, "knowledgeable" is the opposite or antonym of "uninformed."

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  • 19. 

    Antonym: forbidden

    Explanation
    The antonym of "forbidden" is "permissible" because when something is forbidden, it is not allowed or prohibited, while when something is permissible, it is allowed or acceptable. These two words represent opposite meanings, with "forbidden" indicating a restriction or prohibition, and "permissible" indicating the absence of such restrictions.

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  • 20. 

    Antonym: doubtful

    Explanation
    The word "doubtful" means uncertain or unsure, while the word "believable" means credible or convincing. These two words are antonyms because they represent opposite meanings. "Believable" implies that something is trustworthy and can be relied upon, whereas "doubtful" suggests a lack of trust or confidence. Therefore, "believable" is the correct antonym for "doubtful".

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  • 21. 

    Appearing to be true or reasonable; possible

    Explanation
    Plausible means that something appears to be true or reasonable, and is therefore possible. It suggests that there is enough evidence or logic to support the claim or argument being made. In other words, if something is plausible, it is believable or convincing based on the information provided.

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  • 22. 

    Capable of being touched; real

    Explanation
    The word "tangible" refers to something that can be touched or felt physically. It implies that the object or concept being described has a physical existence and is not just theoretical or abstract.

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  • 23. 

    Capable of being harmed; open to danger or attack; unprotected

    Explanation
    Vulnerable means being capable of being harmed or attacked, indicating a lack of protection or defense. It implies a state of being open to danger or susceptible to harm.

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  • 24. 

    Capable of being discussed in order to come to terms or reach an agreement

    Explanation
    Negotiable refers to something that can be discussed or bargained in order to reach an agreement. It implies that the terms or conditions of a deal or agreement can be adjusted or modified through a process of negotiation. This term is commonly used in business and legal contexts, where parties involved in a transaction or dispute can engage in discussions and make compromises to find a mutually acceptable solution.

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  • 25. 

    Able to live or perform in harmony with another

    Explanation
    Two entities are said to be compatible when they are able to live or perform in harmony with each other. This means that they can coexist or work together without any conflicts or issues. Compatibility is often used to describe relationships, systems, or technologies that are able to function well together without any compatibility issues.

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  • 26. 

    Code Breaker #1

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    Code Breaker #13

    Explanation
    The word "incredible" is given as the answer. It is likely that the question asked for a word that means "unbelievable" or "amazing". "Incredible" fits this description as it means "impossible to believe" or "extraordinary". Therefore, "incredible" is the correct answer.

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    Code Breaker #14

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    Word Forms #15

    Explanation
    The word "believable" is an adjective that describes something that is able to be believed or accepted as true. It indicates that the subject or information is credible, convincing, or plausible. In other words, it suggests that whatever is being described is likely to be believed by others.

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    Word Forms #16

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    Word Forms #17

    Explanation
    The word "reliable" is an adjective that describes something or someone that can be trusted or depended on. It indicates that the person or thing is consistent and can be relied upon to perform a task or fulfill a responsibility.

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    Word Forms #18

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    Word Forms #19

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    Word Forms #20

    Explanation
    The word "considerable" is an adjective that means large in size, amount, or extent. It is used to describe something that is significant or noteworthy. In this context, "considerable" is the correct answer because it is the appropriate word form of the adjective "considerable" in its base form.

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  • 46. 

    Word Forms #21

    Explanation
    The word "adjustable" is an adjective that describes something that can be changed or modified. It implies that the object or item can be altered or adapted to fit different needs or preferences. In this context, "adjustable" refers to a word form that can be adjusted or changed to different forms or variations.

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  • 47. 

    Word Forms #22

    Explanation
    The word "flexible" is an adjective that describes something or someone that is capable of bending or adapting easily without breaking or losing its shape. It implies the ability to adjust or change according to different circumstances or requirements. In the context of word forms, "flexible" is the base form of the word, and it can be modified into different forms such as "flexibility" (noun) or "flexibly" (adverb) to convey different meanings or grammatical functions.

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  • 48. 

    Word Forms #23

    Explanation
    The word "perishable" is an adjective that describes something that is likely to decay or spoil, usually due to its nature or composition. It is often used to refer to food items that have a short shelf life and need to be consumed quickly. The word can also be used more broadly to describe anything that is likely to deteriorate or become unusable over time.

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  • 49. 

    Word Forms #24

    Explanation
    The word "acceptable" is an adjective that describes something that is suitable or satisfactory. It implies that something meets the required standards or expectations. In this context, the word "acceptable" is used to describe a word form, indicating that it is the correct form of the word.

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  • 50. 

    Word Forms #25

    Explanation
    The word "changeable" refers to something that is capable of being changed or altered. It implies that the subject has the ability to adapt or be modified according to different circumstances or preferences.

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