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Word Meanings from Context

Use the meaning of each selection to help determine the definition of the highlighted words.

1. Poor Farmer Chevez labors sixteen hours a day and never has time for a vacation. He deserves better! Everyone should have at least one day a week for rest and relaxation.

A. plays
B. eats
C. works
D. unions

Note: The word “labor” is spelled “labour” in some parts of the world such as the United Kingdom.

2. It's not that I'm unfriendly, but sometimes I want to leave society behind and be alone for awhile.

A. people living as members of a group
B. homes with messy floors
C. the fastest runners
D. people who are afraid of Girl Scouts

3. Our new alarm system will wake up the entire neighborhood if an intruder gets in the house.

An intruder is someone who intrudes. To intrude is to __________.

A. paint or repair old buildings
B. wear ones shoes on the wrong feet
C. go where one is not wanted or doesn't belong
D. be very noisy

4. Those scientists want to hear what our professor thinks about their theory because he is the foremost expert in their field.

A. The first or main one
B. craziest
C. least informed
D. loudest

1 ______________    2_______________    3______________    4______________

Reading Comprehension, Vol. 11, No. 9, February 21, 2010http://rhlschool.comCopyright 2010 RHL

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