The order events happen in over a period of time.

The order in which events happen over time or the order required to produce some thing. (The first step, the second step, etc.)

A word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word.

A word that means the opposite of another word.

Ideas that can be proven to be true or false by research or observation.

A person's judgment. May be a conclusion drawn from facts, but may also be based purely on feelings.

What can you do when you encounter words you do not know in a text? Most of the time you do not need to stop to look up the word in a dictionary because its exact meaning is not critical to a passage. Instead, you can use the following textual clues to determine a word's meaning and keep reading, making note of the word until you can ask someone or take the time to use the dictionary.

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