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Assignment: Context Clues
Directions: Using context clues from the sentences provided, try to guess the meaning of each word. Type or write the guessed meanings in the appropriate spaces provided. Then, use dictionary.com[->0] to listen to the pronunciation and find the meanings of the words as they are used in each sentence. Type or write the dictionary meanings in the appropriate spaces provided. 2 points for each context clue guess and 2 points for each dictionary meaning provided. 40 points total. 1. Even though he risked his re-election, the politician showed his sagacity when he voted against the popular yet short-sighted bill. Based on context clues, record your best guess of the meaning of the word sagacity:

Now, record the dictionary meaning of the word sagacity as it is used in the above sentence:

2. The new employee had the audacity to question the company’s draconian policy on internet usage. Based on context clues, record your best guess of the meaning of the word audacity:

Now, record the dictionary meaning of the word audacity as it is used in the above sentence:

3. Her suppositions proved true when she found a note from his secretary alluding to their sordid affair. Based on context clues, record your best guess of the meaning of the word suppositions: 


Now, record the dictionary meaning of the word suppositions as it is used in the above sentence:

4. Even though they were still docked, the undulations of the boat made her queasy. Based on context clues, record your best guess of the meaning of the word undulations:

Now, record the dictionary meaning of the word undulations as it is used in the above sentence:

5. A pall of suspicion was cast on him when it was learned that he stood to gain countless millions from the new legislation. Based on context clues, record your best guess of the meaning of the term pall:

Now, record the dictionary meaning of the term pall as it is...
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