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Wonder Why Kids Are Depressed?

Reading Test Given to 8 and 9 year olds
at a Traverse City (Michigan) Grade School

Directions: In each trio of words circle the one whose meaning differs considerably from those of the other two. Then, use the circled words in sentences of your own. Be sure your use of each word demonstrates your understanding of its meaning.

1.beheadassassinatedecapitate
2.slayliquidatemutilate
3. suffocateexterminateasphyxiate
4.maulmanglemassacre
5.holocaustdecollateguillotine
6.genocidepogromeuthanasia
7.obliterateexpungeimmolate
8.decimateextirpateannihilate
9.homicidemaimassassination
10.contusemanglemutilate
11.obliteratedecapitateguillotine
12.extirpateexpungeasphyxiate
13.fracturemaimmangle
14.massacrepogromabrasion
15.homicideliquidationsuffocation


 
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