Context Clues

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cognate
a word that looks and sounds similar in another language

Example:
The Spanish word "profesor" is a __________ of the English word "professor."
clue
piece of information that helps us understand something

Example: The detectives used many __________ to find the criminal.
context
the words around a new term

Example: When you see a new word, you can use the ____________ to guess the definition.
definition
the meaning of a word

Example: The dictionary shows the __________ of many new words.
synonym
a word that means the same thing as another word
example
information that demonstrates an idea
context clue
pieces of information in texts that help readers understand words and details