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Using Word Meanings For Spelling Practice Exercises

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Updated on Sep 28, 2011

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Using Word Meanings For Spelling Study Guide

Using Word Meanings For Spelling Practice Exercises

Practice

Use your dictionary to look up the definitions of the italicized words and then choose the word that best fits the sentence.

1. After Ryan took the pack of gum from the store without paying for it, he was burdened by a guilty conscience / conscious.
2. Jorge and Kyle went to Mexico last year and plan to go their / there again this winter.
3. Ava walks passed / past the grocery store on her way to school.
4. Lucy's shoe was so loose / lose it fell off when she walked quickly.
5. Mrs. Crandall planned a party that was sure to excite / incite all of the kids.
6. Everyone passed the exam accept / except for Gavin.
7. They had to transmit / submit the message via fax.
8. Without the key, they couldn't access / assess their safety deposit box..
9. We loved to listen to Seamus's Irish assent / accent.
10. Abbie took the story seriously, but I thought it was meant as simile / satire.
11. The king's rein / reign was one of the high points in the country's history.
12. We donated all of the precedes / proceeds of the event to charity.
13. If you reach a weight loss plateau, you should vary / very your exercise routine.
14. It takes a while to adapt / adopt to daylight saving time.
15. Children are considered minors / miners until they turn 18.

Answers

1. After Ryan took the pack of gum from the store without paying for it, he was burdened by a guilty conscience .
2. Jorge and Kyle went to Mexico last year and plan to go there again this winter.
3. Ava walks past the grocery store on her way to school.
4. Lucy's shoe was so loose it fell off when she walked quickly.
5. Mrs. Crandall planned a party that was sure to excite all of the kids.
6. Everyone passed the exam except for Gavin.
7. They had to transmit the message via fax.
8. Without the key, they couldn't access their safety deposit box.
9. We loved to listen to Seamus's Irish accent.
10. Abbie took the story seriously, but I thought it was meant as satire.
11. The king's reign was one of the high points in the country's history.
12. We donated all of the proceeds of the event to charity.
13. If you reach a weight loss plateau, you should vary your exercise routine.
14. It takes a while to adapt to daylight saving time.
15. Children are considered minors until they turn 18.
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