Rules For Contextual Vocabulary

contextual vocabulary Rules

Contextual Vocabulary Rules:

  • Contextual Vocabulary is the most common method used for learning words.
  • There are basically 4 rules for contextual vocabulary.
  1. Associative Methods.
  2. Latin keyword Methods.
  3. Parent tree Methods.
  4. Suffix and Prefix Methods.

Rules for Contextual Vocabulary

Contextual Vocabulary follows 4 Rules as follows above:-

(1) Latin Keywords Methods- 

Latin Keywords methods is the easiest methods to memorized the words. Once, you to guess the base meaning of word, you can easily recognized the meaning of entire words.
For Example- Seismic
(a) Seismology is study of earthquake.
(b) Seismologists is the person who study Earthquake.

(2) Parent Tree Methods-

This method is very useful to memorized the synonyms and antonyms.

For Example- Like if you go through any words like outdoor. So, whenever you pass by the word related to “outdoor” write it down. By doing this one will revise the the words related to outdoor.

Some common related words to outdoor- rustic, outside, garden, alfresco, woods etc.

(3) Associative Methods-

In, associative method try to associate or relate the words with events, picture or image or with other different you.

For Example- Look the word DEFILE. Let associate with POLLUTE

Now, we all know that POLLUTE meaning is contaminated or harmful substance.
Hence, the DEFILE meaning anything that is impure or spoil.

In Associative Method there is almost no deep connection with the words.

(4) Suffix/Prefix Methods-

Many words in vocabulary doesn’t have keywords so it prefix can be used to know it close meaning.

For Example- GEO is prefix of Geology. So, Geologist are the scientist that study the earth.

By Using this words we can easily remember 300-400 words.

rules for contextual vocabulary

Example Rules for Contextual Vocabulary

Question 1

The children in the orphanage might have starved had it not been for the benevolence of the nuns, who sacrificed their own small salaries to provide food for the children. Benevolence means…

(A) Favor
(B) Affection
(C) Charity
(D) Gifts


benevolence means good nature or charity
Correct Option (C)

Question 2

One might think that the child would be afraid of such a large animal, but the intrepid young girl ran up to the beast and began scratching it behind the ears. Intrepid means

(A) Thoughtless
(B) Adventurous
(C) Daring
(C) Exciting


Intrepid means daring or fearless.
Correct Option (C)

contextual vocabulary rules

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