Texas EOC English 2: 4.4 Understanding and Analysis Across Genres

Texas EOC English 2: 4.4. The word "dissipating" means which of the following?

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The word "dissipating" means which of the following??

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And here are the potential answers... [Potential answers shown]

00:46

A combination of context and common sense will get us through this question—no sweat.

00:52

There’s no way (D) is true.

00:54

No neighborhood has ever benefited from stronger storm surges. [Plants blowing in a storm]

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It’s just not cool when our house is underwater. [Man scubadiving at an under water house]

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Answer (B) gives us another meaning of dissipating.

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But we can rule this one out because of the context.

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The idea of wasting a storm surge doesn’t make much sense. [Ocean waves]

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Unless, you’re a lazy surfer. [Man in bed with a surfboard]

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(C) is the most tempting option so far because estuaries could be viewed as getting rid of

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storm surges. [Boy flying a kite and old man appears]

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However, surges aren’t necessarily destroyed by the estuaries.

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It’s not like the rising water is hurled into another dimension when it hits the wetlands.

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Though that would be cool to see. [Boy disappears into a police box]

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(A) is the correct answer.

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When storm surges stream into the wetlands, the floodwater’s power is lessened because [Cloud hovers over an island and begins raining]

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it gets caught up in all the plants and mud.

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Try running a marathon through an estuary and you'll see what we mean. [Man running through an estuary]

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Or maybe just take our word for it.