Use the context to help you determine the meaning of each highlighted word.
1.No matter where you go, the Internet is following you. Almost every portable device is being made with an Internet connection. Most new TVs and many other appliances come with Internet connections as well. The Internet is truly ubiquitous.
If something is ubiquitous, __________.
it is fuzzy and will bite you
b. it is everywhere
c. it costs too much money
d. it causes rashes
2. Speaking rudely to the judges was rash behavior. You really hurt your chances of winning!
In the above context, what does “rash” mean?
an itchy skin condition
c. trying to hide or disguise a piece of cheese
d. with little thought or consideration
3. Some people are always bashing the president just like others bashed the one before him. Wouldn't you think that everyone could find something to praise him for, at least once in a while?
What does “bashing” mean in the above selection?
hitting hard with a heavy tool
b. going to too many expensive parties
c. speaking or writing harshly about
d. voting for a different candidate
4. Wherever he goes, the esteemed Dr. Sanchez is applauded for his life saving research.
What does “esteemed” mean?
held over boiling water
b. very old
c. unable to chew gum
d. greatly admired
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