Tips And Tricks And Shortcuts For Contextual Vocabulary

Contextual vocabulary tips and tricks and shortcuts

Contextual Vocabulary Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts:

  • Contextual Vocabulary means identifying the best meaning of word in passage or in sentence of the problems.
  • Best Contextual Vocabulary tips and tricks are:-
    1. Latin Keyword Method
    2. Associative Method
    3. Parent Tree Method
    4. Suffix/ Prefix Method

Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts & Definition for Contextual Vocabulary

  • It is the best way to learn new words, helping a person to not only learn new words but also to guide him on how to apply these words in new sentences or quotes or any set conversation.

  • A variety of Contextual vocabulary Questions are being asked in exams. Hence they have been categorized into three different categories for a better understanding of the students. Each of which is mentioned below:
  1. Passage-based questions.
  2. Sentence based questions.
  3. Antonym/Synonym based question
contextual vocabulary tips and tricks and shortcuts

Type 1- Passage- Based Questions

In passage based question, there will be a given passage, and below the passage there will be the question. Now, you to find the meaning of that word in passage.

Question 1

Sam and his friends were watching a fiction movie, but one of his friends was teasing them all by revealing the suspense prior. Since he had already seen the movie. So, Sam asked him to leave the room and do something else. Since it was a suspensive movie, Sam did not want his friend to disclose the ending as; even a cursory glance will reveal the mystery.

What is the meaning of the word “cursory” in context to the above paragraph ?


A. Curious
B. Critical
C. Brief
D. Crude

Correct Option: C


Since mystery is mentioned in the statement, hence a brief glance can also break it and cursory means brief. And curious means anxious, which is not suitable to fill the blank.

Crude is a sort of oil, which does not suit the sentence frame. Therefore option C is the correct one.

Type 2. Sentence based questions:

Here we will be given a sentence, and below that, we will be given the word, and our task is to find the meaning of that word in context to its usage in that particular sentence.

Question 1.

Health is too important to be foresaken.

Find the meaning of the term Foresaken in reference to the sentence mentioned above.

A. Detested
B. Despised
C. Discarded
D. Neglected

Correct option: D


Since we’re talking about health here, hence verbs like discarded (meaning to get rid of), despised and detested (meaning to hate someone) cannot be used, as they do not sit the sentence frame.

contextual vocabulary tips and tricks and shortcuts

Type 3. Antonym/Synonym based questions-

The third and the last type of contextual vocabulary questions is antonym and synonym based questions.

Here we will be given a word and shall be asked to find either its meaning (In case of Synonym) or its opposite (In case of antonym).

This is better explained with the help of an example below:

Question 1.

Find the word which best expresses the meaning of the word:


A. Diverse
B. Homogeneous
C. Consistent
D. Alike

Correct option: A


By splitting Multifarious, we get multi as a prefix which means many. But the possibilities have words like homogeneous, which has homo as a prefix which means one or single, next is consistent which means same or regular, and alike again means similar. All these three options cannot be relatable to the given the word.

However Diverse, which means different or multi, carry a similar meaning to the given the word. Hence option A is the correct one.

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