Locate two vocabulary words in chapter three, of Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, and use context clues to determine the meaning of these words.
Using context clues is a very sensible way to determine the meaning of a word. When using context clues, a reader examines the words and phrases surrounding the unknown word in order to determine the unknown word's meaning.
Some context clues an author provides can be either a definition or a synonym/antonym. For example, an unknown word may be defined by the author to save the reader time and confusion. For example, "The drawbridge functions as a bulwark, a defensive structure." Here, the reader is provided the definition of a bulwark....
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