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Context Clues

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Ashley Brogie

on 14 January 2016

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Transcript of Context Clues

The author explains the meaning of the word right in the sentence or selection.


When Sara was hiking, she accidentally walked through a patch of
brambles
, which are
prickly vines and shrubs
.




Definition
Antonym
The author uses a word nearly opposite in meaning.


My new puppy named Rex is very
frolicsome
. Rex's mother Lady, however, is very
serious
and never seems to want to play.
Contrast
The author tells how something is different from the unknown word.

The supermarket manager complained, "Why do we have such a
plethora
of boxes of cereal on the shelves? In contrast, we
hardly have any pancake and waffle mix
."
Synonym
The author uses a word similar in meaning.



Josh tripped over the
ottoman
in the living room. He then mumbled, "I wish people would not leave the
footstool
right in the middle of the room!"
Types
Context Clues
General
The author gives several words that give clues to the word's meaning.


It was a very
sultry
day. The day was very
hot and humid
. If you moved at all, you would break out in a
sweat
. It was one of those days to
stay in the shade and drink water
.
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