Improving Vocabulary with Word Parts and Context Clues

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To find a word’s meaning, the reader can study the surrounding words, which are called the
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context clues.
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Which sentence uses an antonym clue to help the reader determine the meaning of the underlined word?
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The former king was adored by the people for his reasonable decisions, but the new king was disliked for his arbitrary decisions.
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Which sentence has an underlined word that means “leave”?
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During a fire drill, we evacuate the building.
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he office’s boisterous celebration, full of cheering, shouting, and laughter, caused other businesses on the same floor to shut their doors. The word “boisterous” most likely means
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rowdy.
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Which sentence contains an example clue that helps the reader understand the meaning of “frugal”?
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Our frugal lifestyle included clipping coupons and waiting for sales before shopping.
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Juanita used her affinity for numbers to help her design a computer program that relied on college-level math formulas, even though she was only in middle school. Based on the context clues in the sentence, what is the best meaning of “affinity”?
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a talent for
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What part of the word “geology” is the word root?
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geo
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The best way to locate a suffix is to look for a word part that
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is added to the end of the word root.
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Which affixes mean “without”? Check all that apply.
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a-
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Which word contains a word root that means “believe”?
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credential
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Based on its prefix, which is the correct definition of “impersonal”?
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not personal
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Which words contain a root that means “rule”? Check all that apply.
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aristocracy democrat monocrat
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How would a student justify inferring that “indigenous” means “originating in a particular region”?
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The word root “gen” means “birth,” and the suffix “-ous” means “having the quality of something.”
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Words with the word root “dorm” will have a meaning related to
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sleep.
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A reader can tell that the meaning of “obnoxious” will include “having the quality of something” because of the .
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suffix
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Based on the word root, which word means “an official announcement”?
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interdict
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Yasmin saw this word in her vocabulary list. monocracy What is the most likely way Yasmin determined the meaning of “monocracy” as being related to “ruling”?
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the word root
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By studying the suffix, the reader can determine that “impetuous” most likely means
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“having the quality of acting impulsive or with emotion.”
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The look on the villain’s face seemed to be bursting with evil, and gave the moviegoers the chills. Based on its structure, which word most likely has the closest meaning to the underlined phrase?
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The suffix tells the reader that the meaning is related to “having the quality of something.”
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What does the structure of the word “altruistic” tell the reader about its meaning?
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The suffix tells the reader that the meaning is related to “having the quality of something.”

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