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Practice with Context Clues
Directions <ul><li>Read the following sentences and define the bolded word based on the context clue. Then identify which ...
#1 <ul><li>The girl who used to be very  vociferous  doesn’t talk much anymore.  </li></ul>
#2 <ul><li>Pedagogical  institutions, including high schools, kindergartens, and colleges, require community support to fu...
#3 <ul><li>He was so  parsimonious  that he refused to give his own sons the few pennies they needed to buy pencils for sc...
#4 <ul><li>His  pertinacity , or stubbornness, is the cause of most of his trouble. </li></ul>
#5  <ul><li>Rather than be involved in  clandestine  meetings, they did everything quite openly. </li></ul>
#6 <ul><li>Ecclesiastics , such as priests, ministers, and pastors, should set models of behavior for their congregants.  ...
#7 <ul><li>The girl was  churlish ---rude, sullen and absolutely ill-mannered </li></ul>
#8 <ul><li>Because the  conflagration  was aided by wind, it was so destructive that every building in the area was comple...
#9 <ul><li>On hot, humid summer afternoons, I often feel  languid .  </li></ul>
#10 <ul><li>When the bank robber reached his  haven , he breathed a sigh of relief and began to count his money.  </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Practice with Context Clues
  2. 2. Directions <ul><li>Read the following sentences and define the bolded word based on the context clue. Then identify which of the five types of clues is used. </li></ul>
  3. 3. #1 <ul><li>The girl who used to be very vociferous doesn’t talk much anymore. </li></ul>
  4. 4. #2 <ul><li>Pedagogical institutions, including high schools, kindergartens, and colleges, require community support to function efficiently. </li></ul>
  5. 5. #3 <ul><li>He was so parsimonious that he refused to give his own sons the few pennies they needed to buy pencils for school. </li></ul><ul><li>It truly hurt him to part with his money. </li></ul>
  6. 6. #4 <ul><li>His pertinacity , or stubbornness, is the cause of most of his trouble. </li></ul>
  7. 7. #5 <ul><li>Rather than be involved in clandestine meetings, they did everything quite openly. </li></ul>
  8. 8. #6 <ul><li>Ecclesiastics , such as priests, ministers, and pastors, should set models of behavior for their congregants. </li></ul>
  9. 9. #7 <ul><li>The girl was churlish ---rude, sullen and absolutely ill-mannered </li></ul>
  10. 10. #8 <ul><li>Because the conflagration was aided by wind, it was so destructive that every building in the area was completely burned to the ground. </li></ul>
  11. 11. #9 <ul><li>On hot, humid summer afternoons, I often feel languid . </li></ul>
  12. 12. #10 <ul><li>When the bank robber reached his haven , he breathed a sigh of relief and began to count his money. </li></ul>
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