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Context Clues: Contrast Clues
|Johnny was besotted in not checking the depth of the water before he jumped in, but it was a good thing that his father was wise and checked it first.
Using the contrast clue, the word besotted in this sentence means
|Brad made a cursory effort to finish his homework. This was unlike him; usually he worked hard to finish before dinner.
Using the contrast clue, the word cursory in this sentence means
|I thought the painting of the waves crashing into the shore was very picturesque, but I thought the one next to it was quite ugly.
Using the contrast clue, the word picturesque in this sentence means
|The omnipotent superhero always won his battles, unlike his weak opponents.
Using the contrast clue, the word omnipotent in this sentence means
| almighty or all powerful
|After being ill and unable to eat for three days, Beverly had a voracious appetite.
Using the contrast clue, the word voracious in this sentence means
|We were all pretty apathetic in the movie about animals, but we became interested when it started showing all the tricks dogs could do.
Using the contrast clue, the word apathetic in this sentence means