Exercises of Guessing Word Meaning

Exercises of Guessing Word Meaning

To measure your understanding of guessing word meaning, let’s do the exercise below!

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Choose the correct meaning of the italic word, and identify the type of context clue used: example, contrast, definition, or logic!

1. Our baseball team’s pitcher has a few eccentric habits, such as throwing exactly thirteen warm-up pitches and never wearing socks.
a. Normal
b. Strange
c. Messy
Clue:

2. After the heavy rains, the stream became murky; in fact, the water was so cloudy you couldn’t see the bottom.
a. Cloudy
b. Bottomless
c. Clear
Clue:

3. The debris on the stadium floor included numerous paper cups, ticket stubs, and cigarette butts.
a. Products
b. Papers
c. Trash
Clue:

4. The coach takes every opportunity to censure his players, yet he ignores every opportunity to praise them.
a. Approve of
b. Criticize
c. Choose
Clue:

5. The newlyweds agreed to be very frugal in their shopping because they wanted to save enough money to buy a house.
a. Economical
b. Wasteful
c. Interested
Clue:

6. Although Alex usually looks unkempt, he had a very neat appearance at his job interview.
a. Orderly
b. Handsome
c. Messy
Clue:

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In the sentences below, which type of context clue is provided for the italic word?

7. I’m looking for a unique gift for my boyfriend; he appreciates unusual things.
a. Example
b.Synonym
c. Antonym/contrast
8. Expecting that his license would be renewed, the pilot was surprised when it was revoked instead.
a. Example
b. Synonym
c. Antonym

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Reference:
https://www.grammarbank.com/context-clues-worksheet.html

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