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Here are ten sentences with specific words bolded. Hopefully they are new vocabulary for you. See if you can understand the meaning of the words from the sentences using context clues. Below the sentences are the definitions of the bolded words. Try to figure out which definition matches with which bolded word.

  1. The raconteur always drew a crowd when he told his stories.
  2. The tall kids ostracize the short children from their group.
  3. Jerry was a very astute businessman
  4. The restaurant was unable to keep up with the customer’s voracious appetite.
  5. Because of her illness she has episodic headaches.
  6. Salient points were made in his argument against the construction.
  7. Mary’s father liked to embellish his stories to make them more interesting to his listeners.
  8. There are many animals that are indigenous to Australia
  9. I am ambivalent about moving to a new country.
  10. Her new job includes some very arduous tasks.

Here are the definitions of the bolded words. They are out of order.

  1. Adj.: Involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
  2. Noun: A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.
  3. Adj.: Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
  4. Adj.: Having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage.
  5. Verb: Make (a statement or story) more interesting or entertaining by adding extra details, especially ones that are not true.
  6. Verb: Exclude (someone) from a society or group.
  7. Adj.: Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
  8. Adj.: Occurring occasionally and at irregular intervals.
  9. Adj.: Most noticeable or important.
  10. Adj.: Wanting or devouring great quantities of food.

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