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Developing your Vocabulary english

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  1 Synonyms 0r Definition CluesAntonyms or contrast CluesGeneral Clues Context clues  – are words or sentences surrounding the unfamiliar word that give hints on its meaning. Example CluesExplanation and definition cluesSituation clues  Context clues example: • 1. Carbohydrates such as pasta, bread and rice may contribute to weight gain. • 2. When the storm subsided  , the residents came out to clean the mess on their hand. • 3. grace had no choice but to acquiesce to the orders of her boss; otherwise, she might get fired. • 4. A theory is  futile when it is not practice. • 5. A Hushed and mournful milieu dawned inside the church as relatives viewed the deceased politician for the last time.  • The meaning of the unfamiliar words is given in the sentence if a similar word is also used to make the meaning clearer.Signal word for synonym clues are: Or, in other words, that is, a sudden, strong, and also known as Example: Caught in an epiphany, that is, a sudden, strong, and clear realization, I suddenly knew how to solve my dilemma. Synonyms 0r Definition Clues  • The meaning of an unfamiliar word is given in the sentence if an opposite word is used to suggest the meaning.Signal words are: But, however, on the other hand, nevertheless, yet, and in contrast. Example:Jogging long distances exacerbates the pain in my feet. However soaking my feet in warm water after jogging feels relaxing and soothing. Antonyms or contrast Clues  General lues • Making sense of the word’s meaning by largely depending on your common sense requires you to use your knowledge and experience. The more you read, the more you will know. And the more you know, the stronger your capability to figure out things based on what you already know. Example: Paul knew he just made a culture faux pas when he kissed the Muslim woman on the check and he was met with a dead, stunned stare.
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