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STAAR English III: Vocabulary Acquisition & Use Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Who created the first thesaurus?

Question 2 2.

Use the context to decide what the meaning of the word facetious is:

Keesha was almost never serious. She annoyed people with her facetious comments despite her attempt at being funny. When Carlos said he failed algebra, she jokingly responded saying, 'I guess you're not smart enough.'

Question 3 3. The root that means govern is:

Question 4 4. A word's connotation is...

Question 5 5.

In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?

'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'

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Question 6 6. Which is not a word part?

Question 7 7. The first dictionaries were actually:

Question 8 8. What is a thesaurus?

Question 9 9. What does etymology mean?

Question 10 10. What language family is English a part of?

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Question 11 11.

'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?

'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'

Question 12 12. Which of the following is not a reference for vocabulary?

Question 13 13. Why is the relationship between words so important to understanding words in a sentence?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is not a technique for finding the meaning of a word based on context?

Question 15 15. How can we make sure we can remember new vocabulary words in the long run?

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Question 16 16. What is the root of the word 'amorphous'?

Question 17 17. In what way is a glossary different from a dictionary?

Question 18 18. What is the prefix in the word 'amorphous'?

Question 19 19. The first known dictionary to employ the use of alphabetical order was written by Robert Cawdrey and was called:

Question 20 20. Which of the following refers to words with opposite meanings?

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Question 21 21.

Why is 'authenticity' the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence?

'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'

Question 22 22. Which of these subjects is LEAST likely to have a glossary devoted to it?

Question 23 23. Where does the word school originate?

Question 24 24. The term 'glossary' is derived from the Greek glossa, which meant…

Question 25 25.

Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?

'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'

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Question 26 26. Which of the following refers to words with similar meanings?

Question 27 27. Which of the following words or phrases demonstrates a contrast?

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 29 29. Why would it be better to say someone is 'slim' rather than 'scrawny' when paying them a compliment?

Question 30 30. The suffix that means more is:

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