SAT Reading Drill 1.5 Interpreting words and phrases in context

Thoreau uses "front" to mean "face". He wants to face The Facts of Life without shying away from our natural tendencies, roots, and the simply way nature, in his opinion, wants us to live.

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Transcript

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correct answer here is a face why well the first tip in the Shmoop guide to [woman's face]

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making one's life easier is to try substituting the answer choices in place

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for the word front face is the word that makes the most sense in this context in

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his old tiny way Thoreau is saying that he wants to face the facts of life [Thoreau gets knocked out in the woods]

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head-on Thoreau wants genuine experiences in his life so he certainly [girl walking]

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does not want to pretend be in any fashion he might want to lead other

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people to the essential facts of life but in the context of this sentence well

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we'd have to be assuming he'd like to lead the facts

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whatever that means besides facts like cats well facts can't be led either the [cat]

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facts of life don't need thorough support D and there's nothing in this

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passage to indicate that's his intention in fact this passage is mostly about [man holding up a 'facts' sign]

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what the facts of life are not