Exact Words for illuminate

Have students use a class dictionary to find the meanings of the synonyms for illuminate listed below. Ask them to write context sentences for the words. Have volunteers read their sentences aloud, substituting illuminate for each synonym. See if other students can guess the word the writer intended.

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  Exact Words for illuminate
  brighten  to provide with light
  clarify  to make clear or easier to understand
  explain  to make plain or comprehensible
  decorate  to adorn (for example, a page of a book) with ornamental designs

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