Contextual Vocabulary


Often times the sentence itself, in addition to the answer choices, may contain difficult vocabulary words. If you stumble across a word you don’t know, don’t give up in the question – you may still be able to gather enough meaning from the surrounding context to solve. Try your skills at the question of the day.

Question of the Day

The ________________ judge refused to commute the prisoner’s sentence, despite the exigent circumstances of the crime and the many pleas from the citizens.

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The word “exigent” is a tough word, but fortunately, if you don’t know what it means, you can still decipher the meaning of the blank from the remainder of the sentence, specifically the phrase “despite… the many pleas from the citizens.”