How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

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Eschew obfuscation. Or at the very least, use context to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Strategies for using context are outlined in a short video that suggests looking for the definition in the sentence, for examples that may help, for synonyms or antonyms, or by substituting other words that keep the sense of the sentence.

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