Volume 4, Number 26, March 29, 1999
Using A Dictionary - Definitions
Use a dictionary to help you answer the questions.
1. Which statement seems to be an attempt to instigate a crime?
a. Be sure to keep your doors and windows locked.
b. This convicted criminal should spend the rest of his life in jail!
c. Hand me my camera; I see a crime in progress!
d. All you have to do is steal that bag and youll be rich.
2. In which sentence is rescind used correctly?
a. She had to rescind her story to make sure there were no spelling errors.
b. If they didnt get your message, youll have to rescind it.
c. Your order to arrest them was a mistake. You should rescind it.
d. Ill have to rescind this chair so that no one gets a splinter.
3. Jim concocted a plan to publish Jessicas secret in the local newspaper. Which is probably true?
a. Jessica will appreciate Jims efforts to protect her privacy.
b. Jim wants everyone to know Jessicas secret.
c. Jim found out about someones efforts to warn the town about Jessica.
d. Jim was a mad scientist.
4. Who would be most likely to produce innovations?
a. a carpenter
b. someone who ate too much bran
c. a hockey player
d. an inventor
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