Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary and figurative language in informational texts.
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Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).
Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.
Interpret figures of speech (e.g., verbal irony, puns) in context.