Word Definitions

Stephanie Constantino
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Stephanie Constantino
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Students will focus on identifying word definitions.
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Question 1

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You can use all of the following to find the definition of a word except which one?
Answer
  • Thesaurus
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Dictionary

Question 2

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When reading, you use __________________ to determine a word's definition.
Answer
  • Parts of speech
  • Context clues
  • Key phrases

Question 3

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Read the following sentence: He absconded with the painting, knowing he'd be in trouble if he got caught. Which of the following is most likely the definition of "absconded?"
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  • ran away with
  • stole
  • burned

Question 4

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Read the following sentence: Because he'd laid in bed for so many months, his leg muscles showed signs of atrophy. Which of the following most likely matches the definition of "atrophy?"
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  • increase in power
  • declining strength
  • contracting

Question 5

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Read the following sentence: She was so callous that she didn't even cry during the sad movie. Which of the following most likely matches the definition for "callous?"
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  • emotionally tough
  • sensitive
  • distracted

Question 6

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Read the following sentence: Her candor was usually okay, except when she told mom just how awful her favorite dress was. Which of the following most likely matches the definition for "candor?"
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  • brutal honesty
  • kindly nature
  • indifference

Question 7

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Read the following sentence: Because of his cupidity, Scrooge even made his employees work on Christmas Eve. Which of the following most likely matches the definition of "cupidity?"
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  • extreme greed
  • dislike of religion
  • harsh nature

Question 8

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Read the following sentence: The silk was so pure and gorgeous, and its diaphanous appearance seemed to almost breathe light. Which of the following most likely matches the definition of "diaphanous?"
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  • extremely sheer
  • delicate to the touch
  • expensive

Question 9

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Read the following sentence: He was as ebullient as a small child waking up to a mountain of birthday presents when he passed his exam. Which of the following most likely matches the definition of "ebullient?"
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  • shamelessly joyful
  • extremely surprised
  • overly confident

Question 10

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Read the following sentence: The woman was fractious; she'd snap and yell at any little noise from the children. Which of the following most likely matches the definition of "fractious?"
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  • easily annoyed
  • very patient
  • easily startled
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