Unit Two: Chapter 9

Unit Two: Chapter 9

Unit Two: Chapter 9 bolster relegate depreciate replete indiscriminate sedentary inquisitive tenet nebulous terse TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 1 bolster verb The front porch was sagging, so we had to bolster it with cinder blocks until it could be repaired. When Yoko was in the hospital, visits from friends bolstered her spirits. Bolster means A. to reach. B. to replace.

C. to support. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 1 bolster verb The front porch was sagging, so we had to bolster it with cinder blocks until it could be repaired. When Yoko was in the hospital, visits from friends bolstered her spirits. Bolster means A. to reach. B. to replace. C. to support. Cinder blocks would support the sagging porch. Visits from friends would support Yokos spirits while she was in the hospital.

TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 2 depreciate verb As soon as you drive a new car off the lot, it depreciates; its immediately worth less than you paid for it. The property depreciated when the city built a sewage plant nearby. Depreciate means A. to become better. B. to become less valuable. C. to become definite. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 2 depreciate

verb As soon as you drive a new car off the lot, it depreciates; its immediately worth less than you paid for it. The property depreciated when the city built a sewage plant nearby. Depreciate means A. to become better. B. to become less valuable. to become definite. If the car is worth less than youC.paid for it, it has become less valuable. Having a sewage plant built next door would make a property become less valuable. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 3 indiscriminate

adjective Some people end up hopelessly in debt because of indiscriminate spending, so be selective about what and how much you buy. I confess to an indiscriminate love of chocolate. I dont distinguish between plain old Hershey bars and fancy imported chocolatesI adore them all. Indiscriminate means A. healthy. B. unenthusiastic. C. not selective. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 3 indiscriminate adjective Some people end up hopelessly in debt because of indiscriminate

spending, so be selective about what and how much you buy. I confess to an indiscriminate love of chocolate. I dont distinguish between plain old Hershey bars and fancy imported chocolatesI adore them all. Indiscriminate means A. healthy. B. unenthusiastic. C. not selective. The word selective suggests that indiscriminate means not selective. A person who doesnt distinguish between plain old Hershey bars and fancy imported chocolates is not selective in his or her love of chocolate. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 4 inquisitive adjective Inquisitive students usually do better than those who are less

curious and less eager to learn. Small children are naturally inquisitive. They wonder about the world around them, and they are constantly asking Why? Inquisitive means A. hard-working. B. particular. C. questioning. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 4 inquisitive adjective Inquisitive students usually do better than those who are less curious and less eager to learn. Small children are naturally inquisitive. They wonder about the world around them, and they are constantly asking Why? Inquisitive means A. hard-working.

B. particular. C. questioning. Students who are less curious are contrasted with students who are questioning. Children who are constantly asking Why? are children who are questioning. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 5 nebulous adjective When I ask Leonard what he wants for his birthday, he never gives me any specific ideas. He just gives a nebulous answer like Oh, something I can use. A good essay cannot be nebulous, the English instructor explained. It must contain sharp, precise details. Nebulous means A. indefinite.

B. long. C. specific. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 5 nebulous adjective When I ask Leonard what he wants for his birthday, he never gives me any specific ideas. He just gives a nebulous answer like Oh, something I can use. A good essay cannot be nebulous, the English instructor explained. It must contain sharp, precise details. Nebulous means A. indefinite. B. long. C. specific. Saying Oh, something I can use shows that Leonard is indefinite about what he wants. An essay that does not contain

sharp, precise details is indefinite. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 6 relegate verb At family gatherings, we kids were always relegated to the kitchen table, while the adults ate in the dining room. When we have overnight guests, my parents give them my room and relegate me to a cot in the attic. Relegate means A. to send. B. to punish. C. to reward. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word.

6 relegate verb At family gatherings, we kids were always relegated to the kitchen table, while the adults ate in the dining room. When we have overnight guests, my parents give them my room and relegate me to a cot in the attic. Relegate means A. to send. B. to punish. C. to reward. In the first item, the kids were sent to the kitchen table. In the second item, the speaker would be sent to a cot in the attic. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 7 replete

adjective The show was replete with dazzling effects, including gorgeous scenery, glittering costumes, dramatic lighting, and thrilling music. The book of household hints got an excellent review. Its replete with good advice, the critic wrote. Every homeowner should purchase a copy. Replete means A. replaced. B. filled. C. followed. A table replete with food TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 7 replete adjective The show was replete with dazzling effects, including gorgeous

scenery, glittering costumes, dramatic lighting, and thrilling music. The book of household hints got an excellent review. Its replete with good advice, the critic wrote. Every homeowner should purchase a copy. Replete means A. replaced. B. filled. C. followed. A table replete with food A show that includes gorgeous scenery, glittering costumes, dramatic lighting, and thrilling music is filled with dazzling effects. To get an excellent review, the book would have to be filled with good advice. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 8 sedentary

adjective People in sedentary occupations, such as bus drivers and writers, need to make a special effort to exercise. My older sisters lifestyle is so sedentary that the longest walk she ever takes is from her living-room couch to the front seat of her car. Sedentary means A. involving much walking. B. involving stress. C. involving much sitting. A sedentary group of women TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 8 sedentary adjective

People in sedentary occupations, such as bus drivers and writers, need to make a special effort to exercise. My older sisters lifestyle is so sedentary that the longest walk she ever takes is from her living-room couch to the front seat of her car. Sedentary means A. involving much walking. B. involving stress. C. involving much sitting. A sedentary group of women Driving a bus and writing are occupations that involve much sitting. If the longest walk the sister ever takes is from her living-room couch to the front seat of the car, her lifestyle must involve much sitting. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT

Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 9 tenet noun One of the basic tenets of democracy is freedom of speech. This world might be a paradise if everyone lived by such tenets as Never cause suffering. Tenet means A. a principle. B. a ritual. C. a prediction. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 9 tenet noun

One of the basic tenets of democracy is freedom of speech. This world might be a paradise if everyone lived by such tenets as Never cause suffering. Tenet means A. a principle. B. a ritual. C. a prediction. Freedom of speech is one of the basic principles of democracy. Never cause suffering is a principle that could help make the world a paradise. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 10 terse adjective I was hurt by Robertos terse response to my invitation. All he

said was No thanks. A British humor magazine once gave this terse advice to people about to marry: Dont. Terse means A. dishonest. B. unclear. C. short. TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 10 terse adjective I was hurt by Robertos terse response to my invitation. All he said was No thanks. A British humor magazine once gave this terse advice to people about to marry: Dont. Terse means A. dishonest.

B. unclear. C. short. The first item gives an example of a short response. The second item gives an example of a short bit of advice. SENTENCE CHECK 1 Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. bolster B. depreciate C. indiscriminate F. relegate G. replete H. sedentary D. inquisitive E. nebulous I. tenet J. terse 1. John considers Arlene rude because her comments are usually __________, but I prefer her brief, clear

answers to his long-winded ones. 2. Phans TV viewing is ___________. He just watches whatever happens to be on. SENTENCE CHECK 1 Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. bolster B. depreciate C. indiscriminate F. relegate G. replete H. sedentary D. inquisitive E. nebulous I. tenet J. terse 1. John considers Arlene rude because her comments are usually __________, but I prefer her brief, clear

terse answers to his long-winded ones. The words brief and clear define the word terse. 2. Phans TV viewingindiscriminate is ___________. He just watches whatever happens to be on. Since Phan watches whatever happens to be on, his TV viewing is not based on careful selection. SENTENCE CHECK 1 Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. bolster B. depreciate C. indiscriminate F. relegate G. replete H. sedentary D. inquisitive E. nebulous

I. tenet J. terse 3. When a sofa leg broke, we _______(e)d that end of the sofa with a pile of books. 4. Houses and antiques often increase in value as they get older, but most other things, like cars, computers, and appliances, tend to __________. 5. A large sign in the boys treehouse stated their clubs main __________: No Girls or Snakes Allowed!!! SENTENCE CHECK 1 Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. bolster B. depreciate C. indiscriminate F. relegate G. replete H. sedentary

D. inquisitive E. nebulous I. tenet J. terse 3. When a sofa leg broke, we __________ that end of bolstered the sofa with a pile of books. A pile of books would support the end of the sofa. 4. Houses and antiques often increase in value as they get older, but most other things, like cars, computers, and appliances, depreciate tend to __________. In contrast with things that increase in value, most things decrease. 5. A large sign in the boys treehouse stated their clubs main

__________: No Girls or Snakes Allowed!!! tenet The sign states the clubs main principle. SENTENCE CHECK 1 Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. bolster B. depreciate C. indiscriminate F. relegate G. replete H. sedentary D. inquisitive E. nebulous I. tenet J. terse 6. The refrigerator was __________ with all kinds of marvelous foods for the party.

7. The catcher worried that unless he started playing better, hed be _______(e)d to the minor leagues. SENTENCE CHECK 1 Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. bolster B. depreciate C. indiscriminate F. relegate G. replete H. sedentary D. inquisitive E. nebulous I. tenet J. terse 6. The refrigerator was replete __________ with all kinds of marvelous foods for the party.

In preparation for a party, the refrigerator would be well-filled with marvelous foods. 7. The catcher worried that unless he started playing better, hed be __________ to the minor leagues. relegated Being sent to the minor leagues is being assigned to a less important place. SENTENCE CHECK 1 Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. bolster B. depreciate C. indiscriminate F. relegate G. replete H. sedentary D. inquisitive E. nebulous

I. tenet J. terse 8. Before this semester, my thoughts about a career were __________, but now I have a much clearer idea of what work I want to do. 9. When we were children, my active sister was always playing tag or jumping rope. I was more __________, preferring to spend hour after hour just sitting and reading. 10.The book Answers to 1,001 Interesting Questions sounds like the perfect gift for a(n) _______ person. SENTENCE CHECK 1 Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. bolster B. depreciate C. indiscriminate F. relegate G. replete H. sedentary

D. inquisitive E. nebulous I. tenet J. terse 8. Before this semester, my thoughts about a career were __________, but now I have a much clearer nebulous idea of what work I want to do. In contrast with the clearer idea, the persons thoughts were vague. 9. When we were children, my active sister was always playing tag or jumping rope. I sedentary was more __________, preferring to spend hour after hour just sitting and The reading. words just sitting suggest the meaning of sedentary.

10.The book Answers to 1,001 Interesting Questions sounds like the perfect inquisitive gift for an _________ person. A book that answers 1001 questions would be appropriate for a curious person.

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