Use the drop-down menus to identify the type of context clue that you determine the italicized word’s meaning. various protuberances, such as rocks, bushes, and ledges, made it easier for the climber to get up the wall. i made a new year’s resolution to be generous, but i gave in to avarice instead. the worst result of the hurricane was the inundation of water that flooded streets and basements.
protuberances - example
avarice - antonym
inundation - definition/explanation
The type of context clue that helps the reader determine the meaning of the word protuberances is example. Following the word protuberance is a list of protuberances: "rocks, bushes, and ledges". These are all examples.
For avarice, the context clue used is antonym. Initially the speaker says he's going to be generous, but then he uses the signal word "instead" to show that avarice is a contrast to generous. Avarice is greed.
The word inundation is further defined or explained when the rest of the sentence explains the water flooding streets and basements.
The correct answers are A) "Things that stick out". This is the meaning for the word "Protuberance".
B) "Greed". It has to do with the part that talks about the "avarice" and it is to have more of the necessary.
C)"Flood". It refers to the "inundation" of water. It is a huge amount of water that takes a dry area.