Vocabulary Using Dictionary Entries
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  • Question 1
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    Springtime brings more hours of sunshine each day. The sun brings warmth and light , which makes the plants begin to grow again. Animals return from migration and come out of hibernation.


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    light

    1. a pale, soft color

    2. opposite of dark

    3. lamp

    4. set on fire


    Which meaning of light was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 2
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    Jimmy was ready to give up. Subtraction just did not make any sense! But his favorite teacher, Mr. Morris had encouraged him to stick with it, so he kept working. Finally, he thought he was getting it. He couldn’t wait to show Mr. Morris.

    Read the dictionary entry below.


    stick

    1.to stay with

    2.a small branch broken from a bush or tree

    3.to pierce or puncture

    4.to fasten or attach


    Which meaning of stick was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 3
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    Callie wants to have Sarah come over to her house. They plan to play all afternoon then go to their favorite restaurant for dinner. Now she just needs to convince her mom!


    Read the dictionary entry below


    play

    1. a production on stage

    2. to act a part

    3.do an activity for fun

    4.a pun

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  • Question 4
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    The dining room was decorated for the special day. All of Sophia’s favorite foods were prepared for dinner. A bowl of delicious soup waited at her place at the table. What a wonderful birthday she was having!


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    bowl

    1. a game played with

    a ball and 10 pins

    2. a deep, round dish

    3. a special football game

    4. a stadium


    Which meaning of bowl was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 5
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    It was Saturday morning and Samuel was in a hurry to get to his baseball game. His mom kept reminding him of his chores. She asked if his room was neat, then she reminded him that it was his turn to clean the shower. Would he ever get to his game?


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    shower

    1. a party to celebrate

    2. rain

    3. a place to bathe

    4. to wash yourself


    In the paragraph, which meaning most closely matches the meaning of the word shower?

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  • Question 6
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    The rock climber clipped his rope carefully to his harness. There were very few finger or toe holds on this giant boulder. This rock would be one of the hardest he had ever tried to scale, but he was convinced he could do it.


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    scale

    1. musical notes

    2. to climb

    3. tool for measuring weight

    4. a line showing distance on a map


    In the paragraph, which meaning most closely matches the meaning of the word scale?

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  • Question 7
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    We looked up and up and UP. Standing at the foot of the mountain, we could hardly believe we could climb it. But we certainly wanted to try, so we gathered our backpacks and started making our way up the trail.


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    foot

    1.the bottom part of a leg

    2.twelve inches

    3.to pay or settle

    4.bottom, base


    Which meaning of foot was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 8
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    Alyssa visits the park each Saturday morning. She brings bread to feed the ducks. One duck seems to recognize her when she arrives. That special duck lets her put the bread in his bill, then waits for more.


    Read the dictionary entry below


    bill

    1. a statement of money

    owed

    2. the visor of a cap

    3. a piece of paper money

    4. the parts of a bird’s jaw


    Which meaning of bill was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 9
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    Luke searched through his Easter basket again. He was sure there was at least one chocolate bunny left, but he could not find it. Then he looked over at his baby brother. Melted chocolate was smeared all over his face! Now Luke knew where his missing bunny went.


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    left

    1. the amount remaining

    2. to leave a place

    3. opposite of right

    4. quit


    Which meaning of left was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 10
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    Matthew stared at the his opponent. They had struggled for what seemed like hours. First their arms would tilt to one side and then the other. Neither boy could get the other to give in. “I guess I’ve met my match,” thought Matthew.


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    match

    1. a game such as in chess, soccer, or tennis

    2. two things that are similar

    3.a thin piece of wood that starts fires

    4.an equal


    Which meaning of match was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 11
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    What does little birdie say

    In her nest at peep of day?

    Let me fly, says little birdie,

    Mother, let me fly away.

    Birdie, rest a little longer,

    Till thy little wings are stronger.

    So she rests a little longer,

    Then she flies away.

    ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    fly

    1. an insect

    2. to move through the air

    using wings

    3. to travel in an airplane

    4. to flee or escape


    Which meaning of fly was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 12
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    The cowboys and cow dogs worked all day to move the cattle to their new pasture. The cows did not really want to move. Sometimes the men and dogs had to form a ring around the cattle to force them in the right direction. By evening their chore was complete.


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    ring

    1. a band to wear on a finger

    2. a sound made by a telephone

    3. to hem in by circling

    4. a circular course at a circus


    Which meaning of ring was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 13
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    Looking through the microscope, Dylan tried to spot each part of the organism as the teacher described it. It was not easy as the organism continued to wriggle and wiggle on

    the dish. Dylan really enjoyed this activity and thought once again that someday he might like to be a scientist.


    Read the dictionary entry below


    spot

    1. to mark with dots

    2. to see

    3. a small stain

    4. a place


    In the paragraph, which meaning most closely matches the meaning of the word spot?

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  • Question 14
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    Ana sat next to her twin sister waiting for their dinner to arrive. They were very hungry, especially Ana who had just finished gymnastics practice. She helped herself to a roll and some butter as soon as the waiter placed the basket on the table. “That’s what I’m talking about,” she said.


    Read the dictionary entry below.


    roll

    1. a small serving of baked dough

    2. turn round and round

    3. an official list

    4. to move on wheels


    Which meaning of roll was used in the paragraph?

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  • Question 15
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    “Grandpa,” asked David, “Will you

    help me make a birdhouse?”

    “What do you need help with, Dave?” replied Grandpa.

    “I can’t saw the wood the right way,” complained David.

    “Here let’s put it in this clamp first,” suggested Grandpa.


    Read the dictionary entry below


    saw

    1. a tool for cutting

    2. to cut something

    3. the past form of see

    4. an old saying


    Which meaning of saw was used in the paragraph?

    answer choices

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