Vocabulary In Context

Vocabulary In Context

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 everyones 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? Lets 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 roots 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

Prefix Meanings 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 lets 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, lets talk about the word incredulously It is an adverb that means in a way that is believable.

The Latin root cred 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 The prefixes im, il, and ir Prefixes and the Latin root vert Prefixes used with vert,

vers(e) aba- Meaning extraextro- outside re -

again; back transtra- across away from If you back up a car,

you put it in _________. Prefixes used with vert, vers(e) aba- Meaning extraextro-

outside re - again; back transtra- across

away from A person who is very outgoing is known as a(n) ____________. Prefixes used with vert, vers(e) aba- Meaning

extraextro- outside re - again; back transtra-

across away from If you dont want to watch a scary movie, you can ________ your eyes. Prefixes used with vert, vers(e)

aba- Meaning extraextro- outside re -

again; back transtra- across away from To cross a desert, you must ________a lot of sand.

Prefixes used with vert, vers(e) aba- Meaning extraextro- outside re -

again; back transtra- across away from The Greek root aut

A genuine ______ by Abraham Lincoln is worth a lot of money. How often are planes flown on _______? Because of _____, many jobs can be done more quickly and with less effort.

Countries that are __________ are governed by their own people. _________ limits its sufferers ability to communicate with others. SUFFIXES CAN MAGICALLY TURN WORDS INTO ADJECTIVES

Suffixes Meanings -ate, -ous, -eous, -ial, -ical Like; having to do with; showing The science experiment

produced a gaseous cloud. Suffixes Meanings -ate, -ous, -eous, -ial, -ical Like; having to do with; showing

Their pet dog is gentle and affectionate. Suffixes Meanings -ate, -ous, -eous, -ial, -ical Like; having to do with; showing

Pollution has a ruinous effect on our environment. Suffixes Meanings -ate, -ous, -eous, -ial, -ical

Like; having to do with; showing Many famous people write autobiographical books or articles. Suffixes Meanings

-ate, -ous, -eous, -ial, -ical Like; having to do with; showing His facial features included a long, thin nose.

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