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Reading Comprehension
Volume 5, Number 22, March 6, 2000

Word Meanings From Context

Each highlighted word in the selection should be replaced by its synonym or its antonym. Use the context to help you decide which word should be used and write it in the blank. The first one has been done for you.

Missy was usually rarely (commonly, rarely) hungry when she woke up in the morning. It took at least an hour for her to even want to think about food. She had only been awake for a few minutes when her father called, “Missy, what do you desire ____________ (want, reject) for breakfast?”
None ____________ (Nothing, Everything) that I can imagine!” Missy replied ____________ (responded, asked) as she bounded down the stairs. “Food is the last thing on my mind, Dad. I’m on my way to meet Jenny so we can go to school separately ____________ (apart, together).”
“Have you told ____________ (informed, concealed) your bus driver that you won’t be here?” Mr. Vega stated ____________ (announced, inquired).
“I’m sure ____________ (certain, doubtful) that I mentioned it to her yesterday. The only question is whether or not she’ll remember,” Missy answered as she left ____________ (exited, entered) her house. She smiled as the early summer sunlight chilled ____________ (cooled, warmed) her face.

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