Unit 3 Part 1

Vocabulary Unit 3: Context Clues
Read the following sentences. Try to identify the meaning of the word in bold by using the context
clues in the sentences. Identify part of speech on the line of the word in bold.
_____1. Few people can articulate their emotions during times of stress.
_____2. The most articulate student in the class was chosen to mediate the debate.
_____3. The actors in the musical cavorted on stage.
_____4. The government and the public failed to give credence to the reports of an impending water
_____5. Every arm of government and every educational institution should decry bigotry in all its
_____6. The young man was unable to dissemble his feelings and admitted to having committed the
_____7. The workforce became distraught in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash.
_____8.The best friend and the long time law partner of the deceased delivered the eulogy at the funeral.
_____9. The crowd did not evince any signs of panic but moved in an orderly fashion to the nearest
_____10. Suspecting foul play, the coroner issued an order to exhume the body immediately.
_____11. Although a feckless youth, he eventually matured into a hard-working and responsible citizen.
Match the word in bold to the list of definitions. Write the word on the line.
__________1.very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
__________2. lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
__________3. expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully; jointed
__________4. belief, mental acceptance
__________5.a formal statement of commendation; high praise
__________6.to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints
__________7. to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
__________8. to remove from a grave; to bring to light
__________9.to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
__________10.to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
__________11. to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate