Progress Check #2
VOCABULARY (50 Points)
PART A. Fill in the blanks in each sentence below (2 pts. each/ total of 30 pts).
Choose from the following words:
history | spelling | example | inference | pronunciation |
speech | synonym | prefix | antonym | definitions |
meaning | original | context | definition | suffix |
1. The base, or root, of a word gives its _ORIGINAL____ meaning, which often comes from another language. It may be a root word from Greek, Latin, French, German, or Spanish.
2. A __PREFIX____ is a word part added to the front of a root word and changes the ______MEANING__________ of the word.
3. A SUFFIX is a word part added to the end of a root word. It most often changes the part of ____SPEECH__________ of a word, as it is used in a sentence.
4. An author often provides clues right in the ____CONTEXT_________ to help you understand the meaning of unknown words.
5. A type of context clue where the writer provides the meaning of a word within the sentence, or in the sentence following the unknown word, is called a __DEFINITION____ clue.
6. A type of context clue where the writer provides a word that is similar in meaning to the unknown word is called a _______SYNONYM_______ clue.
7. A type of context clue where the writer provides a word that means the opposite of the unknown word is called an _____ANTONYM________ clue.
8. A type of context clue where the writer provides details that explain what the word means is called an ___EXAMPLE_______ clue.
9. When the writer gives hints about the meaning of an unfamiliar word, you can guess the meaning by using _______INFERENCE_______ clues.
10. A dictionary provides information about a word. It includes the __DEFINITIONS____ of the word, the word’s___SPELLING____, the __HISTORY____, and the ____PRONUNCIATION___ of the word.
PART B: Below you’ll find ten sentences with unfamiliar words highlighted....