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Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions – George Washington (1732-1799)


Excerpts from the Farewell Address (1796)

  1. Vocabulary: Use context clues to determine the meaning or significance of each of these words and write their definitions:
    1. calculated
    2. efficacious
    3. unawed
    4. acquiescence
    5. enjoined
    6. obligatory
    7. presuppose
    8. extensive
    9. vigor
    10. indispensable
  2. Context: Answer the following questions.
    1. When was this document written?
    2. Who wrote this document?
    3. What type of document is this?
    4. What was the purpose of this document?