Unformatted text preview: might have been able to decipher the meaning of predominant because it sounds similar to the word dominate, a word you might already know. The correct answer here is a. Predominant means “more noticeable, more prominent, having more power or more visibility than others.” Context tells you that humor is one of several themes, so you might have chosen b or c, but the root word dominant conﬁrms that the right choice is a. You’ll learn more about root words in Lesson 6. 32 tools for building word power 10. Almost every Saturday night Jeremy implemented a plan for sneaking out of the house late at night without his parents ever realizing that he was gone. a. planned b. succeeded c. put into action d. dreamed up In this sentence, context tells you that Jeremy got out every Saturday night without being discovered. Thus, the correct answer is c. He did both plan and dream up the escape, and he did succeed, but only choice c describes getting away with it. To implement means to make something happen. In this case, your choice depended on your awareness of the word’s connotation—you’ll learn more about connotations in Lesson 4. SUMMARY
This lesson gave you practice in ﬁguring out word meaning from context. In the future, when you hear or read a wo...
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- Fall '13
- Conventions, Meaning of life, Connotation, D S E A R C H B O O K S A N D C R O