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Connotation and Denotation (ES 2, 3)

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  • cc_profilecc.exam.v0p1qmd_assessmenttypeExaminationqmd_scoretypePercentagecc_maxattempts1<p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Each of the following sentences contain two words that are similar in denotation (literal meaning) but are different in connotation (emotional meaning). Use the context clues in the sentences below to choose the word that’s best. Type the word you chose into the blank and make sure it is still underlined.</span> </span></p>
    cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px;">William wanted to be honest but still impress his girlfriend. So he told her that the fancy necklace he gave her was ________. (inexpensive/cheap)</span></p>inexpensivecheap1100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Ollie ___________ (appreciates/adores) science so much that he can talk about it for hours and hours.</span></p>appreciatesadores4100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Shayla thought her best friend’s cat had lost too much weight. Hoping not to be too negative, Shayla told her that the cat looked ______________ (skinny/gaunt).</span></p>skinnygaunt5100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Martin can talk his friends into doing or believing just about anything. Some parents are worried that Martin is _______________ (brainwashing/influencing) them.</span></p>brainwashinginfluencing7100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Teddy entered every fencing match thinking he could win but never bragged. Therefore, his teammates saw him as a __________ (confident/cocky) competitor.</span></p>confidentcocky9100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">The sight of green beans make Ava gag. She __________ (dislikes/loathes) them.</span></p>dislikesloathes12100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Afraid his teacher would scold him in front of the class, Horace made sure he only ___________ (snickered/roared) at his lab partner’s joke.</span></p>snickeredroared13100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">The ad described the house as small and cozy. But when the Davenports pulled into the driveway, they were disappointed at the ____________ (residence/shack) which stood before them.</span></p>residenceshack16100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Our annoying neighbors watch every move we make. They’re just so ___________. (curious/nosy)</span></p>curiousnosy18100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Since dying my hair pink and wearing mismatched converse sneakers, my pesky little brother says I’m ____________ (unique/strange).</span></p>uniquestrange20100