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Context clue Name: _____________________________ Context Clues 2.1

Directions: read each sentence and determine the meaning of the word using cross sentence clues or your prior knowledge. Then, explain what clues in the sentence helped you determine the word meaning.

1. Detest: Everyone else at the party wanted garbage pizza but Tim because he detested vegetables.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?|

2. Alter: Grandpa didn’t know that Suzie was coming along on the fishing trip, and now he had to alter his plans.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?|

3. Melodramatic: When Kiki got a tiny cut on her pinky finger, she got all melodramatic and began sobbing and demanding a doctor.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?|

4. Remorse: As Tommy walked home with the money from the church he had stolen in his pocket, powerful feelings of remorse bubbled in his stomach.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?|

5. Inquiry: When the other moms heard about how Charlene had won the baking contest, her email box was flooded with inquiries for her award winning muffin recipe.

Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to your definition?|

6. Perch: The children were perched on the edge of the sofa arms, waiting to hop off and land on the next unlucky passerby.
Definition: ___________________________________________________________________________

What clues in the sentence lead you to...
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