Context Clues

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SAT Vocabulary Volume 2, 1-10
Name______________________________________
disagreeing connect respectable confirm stable explosive indecent cold harmonious calm radiant separate
hasten contradict passionate slowed peaceful dark aggravate imperfect
Fill in the blanks using the words listed above.
Synonyms
Antonyms
1. volatile
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2. corroborate
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3. amorous
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4. decorous
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5. expedite
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6. idyllic
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7. juxtapose
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8. incandescent
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9. exasperate
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10. discordant
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Analogies. Identify the relationship between the first two words and choose the correct vocabulary word to fill in
the blank.
11. tout : herald :: justify : ________________________________
12. extol : decry :: explosive : ______________________________
13. quell : quiet :: perfect : _________________________________
14. brawn : scrawny :: indelicate : ___________________________
15. efface : eliminate :: shiny : _____________________________
16. hinder : assist :: hated : ________________________________
17. hiatus : break :: harsh : ________________________________
18. kindle : smother :: slowed : _____________________________
19. copious : meager :: separate : ____________________________
20. artisan : craftsperson :: irritate : __________________________
Practice with Context Clues.
Name______________________________
Read each sentence below and fill in the blank with the correct vocabulary word.
1.
Parents of teens are often _________________(ed) by their child’s behavior.
2.
The news broadcast showed a _________________ situation with troops and rioter eager for a
confrontation.
3.
He _______________(ed) the account of the accident, giving the same details as the other witnesses.
4.
She smiled and he at once became ________________ of her.
5.
The queen maintains _________________ behavior at all times, regardless of the circumstances.
6.
The president of the company was trusted to quickly___________________ the directions of the board.
7.
The criminal dreamed of an ______________ life in Tahiti.
8.
The student council’s __________________ opinions on the dance theme would not be solved in one
meeting.
9.
__________________ light is more flattering than fluorescent light, especially while trying on swim
suits.
10.
“Have your ticket ready in your hand to ______________ your entrance into the movie,” said the ticket
taker.
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