SAT Reading Drill 5.6 Interpreting words and phrases in context

Swell - a term last found in 40s yearbooks when you didn't know what else to say...or was it? Find out in this SAT Reading video.

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Reading closelyInterpreting words and phrases in context
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clothes I don't get open everybody was also just easing me talk as if he was in

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it all right what's the correct answer it's uh you know swell is like you're

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thinking you're swelling up huffing up like that inflammation all right yes [man's lips swelling]

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anyway yeah it's correct answer' swagger right there the word swell generally [man dancing]

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does mean to puff up with inflammation so context is key and figuring out how [text on screen]

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the word is used here this words home sentence is all about how the boy wants

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people to know he has a job as a steamboatman

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and he walks around all day in dirty book clothes to show off his enviable

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position well that doesn't sound like inflammation it's more like this river

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bro has a swagger in his step yeah so this boy isn't trying to hide so get rid

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of that one there he wants everyone to see him that also means he's not gonna

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lurk around cuz that'd be kind of like hiding in fact he's proud of those

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greasy black clothes and what they represent sort of like varsity football [man's greasy clothes]

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players wearing their jerseys around class in high school to show how cool

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they are yeah you know Bob we're looking at you he may be coming off as cool and

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collected but intentionally parading around the town takes energy and effort [greasy man walks downtown]

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and well that's not the best way to relax don't do it yeah all right moving

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on that's it