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We can make the curtains and have a yard of fabric to SPARE.
a) to have remaining as excess or extra
b) lean or thin, as a person
c) to set aside for a particular purpose
d) to refrain from harming or destroying; leave uninjured

My friends and I are going to HATCH a prank to play on my sister before her birthday.
a) the cover over an opening
b) to bring forth (young) from the egg
c) to bring forth or produce; devise; create; plan
d) a bin or compartment built into a confined space, especially a deep storage bin

The LIGHT coming from the candle helps me to read late into the night.
a) the radiance or illumination from a particular source
b) a device for or the means of igniting as a spark, flame, or match
c) pale, whitish, or not deep in color
d) mental insight; understanding

The CURRENT week of school we are having is so boring, it feels like it is taking forever to get to the weekend.
a) passing in time; belonging to the time actually passing
b) new; present; most recent
c) a flowing; flow, as of a river or stream
d) the speed at which such flow moves; velocity of flow

The teacher DRAFTED three students to be in charge of taking up supplies at the end of class.
a) a drawing, sketch, or design
b) the first or preliminary form of writing
c) a selection of persons from the general population for a service
d) the taking of supplies, forces, money, etc., from a given source

When I get angry, I need to HANDLE my emotions very carefully so I do not get into trouble.
a) to deal with or treat in a particular way
b) a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand
c) a person's alias, nickname, or code name
d) to touch, pick up, carry, or feel

While walking through the garden, she SQUASHED the tomato under her boot.
a) to squeeze or crowd
b) to press into a flat mass or pulp
c) a game for two or four persons, played on a smaller court and with a racket
d) the fruit of any of various vinelike, tendril-bearing plants belonging to the gourd family

I did not know how to complete my homework. It PUZZLED me for hours.
a) to mystify, confuse, or baffle
b) to ponder or study over a problem
c) a confusing question
d) a toy or device used to amuse with difficulty

By the time I get to eighth GRADE, I will be ready for the state writing test.
a) a degree in step or scale; advancement
b) a division in school according to age or progress
c) a letter, number, or other symbol indicating the quality of a student's work in a course
d) inclination with the horizontal of a road, railroad, etc., slope

His brain was a MINE of information about skateboarding and BMX racing.
a) something that belongs to me
b) an excavation made in the earth for the purpose of extracting ores, coal, precious stones, etc.
c) a similar device used on land against people or vehicles
d) a great amount or an abundant source

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