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Vocabulary In Context Vocabulary Practice Directions: For each item, three words can be placed in the blank. However, each group of words has one misfit – a word that does not fit in the blank. USE YOUR CONTEXT CLUES. 1.(A) cunning, (B) clever, (C) resourceful, (D) wicked The fox was very hungry, so he needed to use every possible trick in the book in order to catch his prey.
Context Clues (A) discourage, (B) prevent (C) infuriate, (D) dissuade Sometimes the new puppy behaves badly. He likes to chew everyone’s shoes and gnaw on the furniture. We are trying to find ways to ______ this bad behavior.
Context Clues (A) cooperate, (B) sustain, (C) support, (D) uphold The community had earned a fabulous reputation for its aggressive plan to reduce crime. All the citizens realized how important it was to ________ the plan, the curfew, etc. All of these things would help the community maintain peace.
Context Clues (A) rash, (B) hasty, (C) impulsive, (D) distressed Sometimes, when we are feeling emotional (angry, happy, in love, sad, etc.), we tend to act without thinking. These are not the times to act without thinking. In other words, we should not make ______ decisions.
Word origins - Affixes Sometimes one word is actually made up of three parts: Prefix + Root word + Suffix Each part adds to the overall meaning of the word.
The Latin word primus Prime comes from the Latin word primus Prime means first What does it mean in math? How does the mathematical meaning of prime connect with the Latin meaning of the word? Let’s look at some other words that come from the Latin word primus? To determine the meaning of these words, use context clues and your understanding of the root’s meaning.
The Latin root primus primary primates primitive 1. Before they learned to use fire, early people had a fairly _________ way of life. 2.The first three or four grades of school are called the _________ grades. 3.The highest category of mammals, which includes humans and apes, is called.
The Latin root primus primarily primordial prime 4.The citizens of the town were _______________ from German backgrounds. 5.Some say that our solar sysem developed from a ____________ gas cloud.
Prefixes that mean “NOT” PrefixMeanings dis-Not; opposite of in-Not; in un-not mis-Not; incorrect or badly non-Not; opposite of
Prefixes meaning “not” One word in each sentence contains a prefix that can mean “not.” Find the word and let’s discuss its meaning. 1.Martin Luther King, Jr., preached nonviolence. 2.Our school district has many unpaid teachers’ aids. 3.It is probably inaccurate to say that the universe contains only one solar system. 4.The missile slipped behind the cloud and disappeared from sight. 5.It is common sense that animals should not be mistreated.
The Latin root cred The Latin word cred means “to believe” This root is combined with various prefixes and suffixes to form a number of English words. For example, let’s talk about the word incredulously It is an adverb that means “in a way that is believable.”
The Latin root cred Cred (believe) crediblediscreditcredentialscredence
If the witness is not ______, the jury will not believe her. credentials credible credence discredit
The opposition tried to _______ the candidate by making false statements about him. credentials credible credence discredit
When you come to the job interview, bring all your _____ with you. credentials credible credence discredit
She gossips so much that it is hard to put any ________ in what she says. credentials credible credence discredit