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Something that is BARREN is- a.forgotten b.dangerous
c.empty d.freezing
c
To BLUFF is to-
a.mislead b.surprise
c.ascend d.mistake
A
FEROCITY means the same as-
a.swiftness b.honesty
c.loyalty d.fierceness
D
Following his long illness, Nelson appeared pale and ____.
a.lively b.gaunt c.portly
d.intricate
B
The frightening monster movie made Lydia_______.
a.cough b.scowl c.quiver d.giggle
C
After he played a loud, sour note, Malcolm looked______at the band leader.
a.exuberantly b.proudly c.jauntily d.sheepishly
D
The dog appeared______with its sharp teeth and deep growl.
a.frail b.affectionate c.menacing d.poised
C
Harry______in the stands after most fans had left the baseball stadium.
a.bartered b.lingered c.trudged d.winced
B
Choose the correct context clue and give the meaning of the capitalized word.
Mrs. Harte's purse is made of SUEDE a leather with a soft, fuzzy surface.
a. definition b. example
a. definition
Suede is a leather with a soft, fuzzy surface.
Chose the correct context clue and give the meaning of the capitalized word.
Stacy has many ELECTIVES to choose from including French, Spanish, art, and band.
a. restatement b. example
b. example
Optional academic classes
Choose the correct context clue and give the meaning of the capitalized word.
The politician held strong CONVICTIONS, such as imporving schools, increasing jobs, and lowering taxes.
a. definition b.example
b. example
strong beliefs
Choose the correct context clue and give the meaning of the capitalized word.
Our coach is a DISCIPLINARIAN, or someone who strictly enforces rules.
a.restatement b.example
a. restatement
someone who enforces strict discipline or rules.
Choose the word that is a synonym as the capitalized word.
Tough COMBATANT
a. stain b.chemical c.challenge d.fighter
D
Choose the word that is a synonym as the capitalized word.
A PROMINENT politician is-
a.well-liked b.liberal c.well-known d.reelected
C
Choose the word that is a synonym as the capitalized word.
COMPASSIONATE listener
a.sympathetic b.careful c.modest d.cooperative
A
Choose the word that best completes the meaning of each sentence.
The king's______face showed that his decision to go to war was not an easy one.
a.brooding b.translucent c.wrinkled d.migrant
A
Choose the word that best completes the meaning of each sentence.
Desperate to find his trophy, Peter_____in his closed for a full hour.
a.remained b.reverted c.rummaged d.played
C
Choose the word that best completes the meaning of each sentence.
The candidate finally reached the_______of his speech after being on stage for over an hour.
a.righteous b.crux c.evidence d.legacy
B
Choose the correct context clue and provide the meaning of the capitalized word.
The last snowball was perfectly SPHERICAL, like a ripe orange.
a.comparison b.contrast
a. comparison
round
Choose the correct context clue and provide the meaning of the capitalized word.
Although Jim was ENFEEBLED by the long mountain hike, Julie was energized.
a.comparison b.contrast
b. contrast
weakened
Choose the correct context clue and provide the meaning of the capitalized word.Donna's speech was long and REDUNDANT, however, Julio's was short and to-the-point.
a.comparison b.contrast
b. contrast
repetitive or containing unnecessary information
Use your knowledge of base words and prefixes to help you choose the word that best fits the definition.
To________means "to lead in the wrong direction."
a.disagree b.misguide c.illegal d.unload
B
Use your knowledge of base words and prefixes to help you choose the word that best fits the definition.
_______means "not able to wait."
a.misbehave b.irresponsible c.unpleasant d.misstep
D
Use your knowledge of base words and prefixes to help you choose the word that best fits the definition.
To______means "to separate or loosen."
a.unfasten b.displease c.nonviolent d.misstep
A
Analogies:
Which two items are being compared in the following sentence?
"The flowers, wilting quickly in the noon sun, perfectly mirrored Diane's interest in her aunt's old stories."
The flowers and Diane's interest
Analogies:
Which two items are being compared in the following sentence?
"The calm sky, filled with large, idle clouds, reflected Charlie's mood as he stretched out on the grass."
Calm skies and Charlie's mood
Analogies:
Which two items are being compared in the following sentences
"As 'Homerun Harry" prepared to play the state finals, he couldn't believe that he had left his prized bat behind. On his most important day, harry appeared an artist without his favorite brush."
Harry and An artist without his favorite brush
Choose metaphor or simile and name two items that are being compared in each sentence.
"Julie's hair was a shiny, golden cascade."
metaphor
Julie's hair and shiny, golden cascade
Choose metaphor or simile and name two items that are being compared in each sentence.
"Although Julie liked the ski jacket, Michelle thought it was a big bag of marshmallows with a belt."
metaphor
ski jacket and a big bag of marshmallows with a belt
Choose metaphore or simile and name two items that are being compared in each sentence.
"Unfortunately, the burgers Ronnie's mom prepared loooked like small lumps of coal rather than something edible."
simile
burgers and small lumps of coal
Choose the idiom in the following sentence and give its meaning.
"Mrs. Macgregor was pleased that the talet show was running like clockwork."
Running like clockwork; going smoothly
Choose the idiom in the following sentence and give its meaning.
"Amanda tried to thread the needle, but couldn't because she was all thumbs."
all thumbs; awkward
Choose the idiom in the following sentence and give its meaning.
"Although Stan got to the airport late, he managed to make his flight by the skin of his teeth."
skin of his teeth; just in time
Use your knowledge of affixes, base words, and roots to help you choose the best definition.
_____means "to delay for a future time."
a.predawn b.intervene c.postpone d.reverse
C
Use your knowledge of affixes, base words, and roots to help you choose the best definition.
______means "having many uses."
a.bicycle b.multipurpose c.microchip d.uniform
B
Use your knowledge of affixes, base words, and roots to help you choose the best definition.
_____means "most magnificient.
a.greedy b.wondering c.richer d.grandest
d