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??
And here are the potential answers... [Potential answers shown]
A combination of context and common sense will get us through this question—no sweat.
There’s no way (D) is true.
No neighborhood has ever benefited from stronger storm surges. [Plants blowing in a storm]
It’s just not cool when our house is underwater. [Man scubadiving at an under water house]
Answer (B) gives us another meaning of dissipating.
But we can rule this one out because of the context.
The idea of wasting a storm surge doesn’t make much sense. [Ocean waves]
Unless, you’re a lazy surfer. [Man in bed with a surfboard]
(C) is the most tempting option so far because estuaries could be viewed as getting rid of
storm surges. [Boy flying a kite and old man appears]
However, surges aren’t necessarily destroyed by the estuaries.
It’s not like the rising water is hurled into another dimension when it hits the wetlands.
Though that would be cool to see. [Boy disappears into a police box]
(A) is the correct answer.
When storm surges stream into the wetlands, the floodwater’s power is lessened because [Cloud hovers over an island and begins raining]
it gets caught up in all the plants and mud.
Try running a marathon through an estuary and you'll see what we mean. [Man running through an estuary]
Or maybe just take our word for it.