Our vocabulary blog word this week is dubious.

Dubious, an adjective, means "causing doubt:
UNCERTAIN, questionable in value, quality, or origin" as defined by
Merriam-Webster.

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pw 119
11/12/2012 3:08pm

Weather the man died or not was dubious.

This makes sense because it is uncertain that the man died.

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Mr. Fodor
11/13/2012 4:02pm

Check spelling

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pw 119
11/16/2012 3:09pm

If the man died or not was dubious.

This makes sense because it is uncertain that the man died.

ID120
11/12/2012 3:19pm

Joe turned in a dubious math paper. This makes sense because it was questionable.

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VJW120
11/12/2012 3:35pm

The girl gave a dubious answer.

This makes sense because the girl gave an answer that raised suspicion due to its unknown origin.

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MH118
11/12/2012 3:37pm

Her dubious answer was correct. This makes sense because she did not know if her answer was correct or not, she was uncertain about it.

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Mr. Fodor
11/13/2012 4:08pm

if answer was DUBIOUS then show how it caused doubt. Is it likely that the answer is correct?

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MH118
11/13/2012 4:41pm

She replied with a dubious answer. This makes sense because she was uncertain or controversial on her answer.

LC118
11/12/2012 3:40pm

The girl made a dubious choice, when she chose to drive during a snowstorm.

This sentience makes sence because dubious means, questionable in value, quality, or origin, describes a decision. Driving in a snowstorm is questionable.

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AB120
11/12/2012 3:52pm

After my best friend Kate lied to me, I am dubious about her stories now. The word dubious makes sense because she is uncertain and with doubt about weather to trust Kate anymore.

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CS118
11/12/2012 3:52pm

Macy was dubious about her answer as she made her way to the chalkboard.

Dubious make sense in this sentence because Macy was uncertain if her answer was right.

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cym120
11/12/2012 4:20pm

I did not study for the test so I became dubious about the grade I would receive. This makes sense here because I had doubt I did well on the test.

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MR119
11/12/2012 4:26pm

The hotel was in a dubious area which made us think twice about staying there.

The wore dubious makes sense in this sentence becuase we were uncertain about the area it was in.

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BB120
11/12/2012 4:41pm

The pawn shop owners felt dubious about an artifact that Phill claimed was owned by the King of Germany in the late 1770's. The word dubious makes sense in this sentence because the pawn shop owners felt uncertain or questioning of its origin when Phill brought in the artifact.

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CF118
11/12/2012 4:52pm

The price of the cruise was so low it seemed almost dubious.

This makes sense because it was questionable if the cruise was real or if you were just getting ripped off.

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MTS119
11/12/2012 4:52pm

The student paused and gave a dubious answer to the stern
teacher.
This makes sense because dubious means uncertain or questionable.

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CM 120
11/12/2012 4:56pm

The dubious statement proved that he was bluffing. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because it states that the statement was uncertain and questionable.

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MB120
11/12/2012 5:03pm

I was dubious about buying the coat because it seemed cheap. This makes sense because I wasn't sure about the coat's value.

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zh118
11/12/2012 5:08pm

He made a dubious decision when he had to chose which way to turn on an intersection with no signs. Dubious makes sense because his decision is uncertain.

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DC119
11/12/2012 5:34pm

His dubious expression frightened me.

This makes sense because it says that his expression was unsure.

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EM119
11/12/2012 6:07pm

That is very dubious that your jacket is still there after we left it.

This makes sense here because if you left your jacket its doubt full that it is still there.

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Mr. Fodor
11/13/2012 3:56pm

Spelling

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mw120
11/12/2012 6:33pm

The coach was dubious weather or not to kick the field goal and tie the game, or go for the two point conversion and win the game.
The word dubious makes sense in this sentence because the coach doesn’t know what to do.

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Mr. Fodor
11/13/2012 3:56pm

Correct spelling

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JS119
11/12/2012 6:39pm

The man was becoming dubious of his decision because others didn't like it.
EXPLANATION:
This makes sense because the man was becoming doubtful of his decision

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RF118
11/12/2012 8:00pm

My mom was dubious when i told her that I went to bed at 8:30.

Dubious makes sense in this content because what I said caused my mom to doubt me and make her uncertain.

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AB119
11/12/2012 8:03pm

After my friend had lied three times, I was dubious to believe her story.

This sense because I was doubtful that she was telling the truth because she had been lying.

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EZ120
11/12/2012 8:06pm

I was dubious on whether to get the skirt over the top because I couldn't get both.

Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I was uncertain on whether to get the skirt or the top because I couldn't get both.

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bs120
11/12/2012 8:09pm

I was dubious when my dad asked my sister to fix a computer.
This makes sense because I was uncertain of her abilities.

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NP119
11/12/2012 8:10pm

The girl's answer of whether or not she had been at the party seemed dubious.

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LH119
11/12/2012 8:31pm

I'm dubious about our plan to stay out late after we were told not to.

This makes sense because they are uncertain about the plan.

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ES120
11/12/2012 8:53pm

The performer rose with a dubious expression, nervous to go on stage. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because it is telling that the performer was doubtful and nervous to go on stage.

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mg119
11/12/2012 8:54pm

The student made a dubious guess on the test she didn't study for.

Dubious makes sense in this sentence because her guess on the test she didn't study for, was uncertain.

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MAK119
11/12/2012 9:35pm

The dubious clouds lurked in the sky. This makes sense because the clouds looked uncertain of what the weather is to be.

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NS120
11/12/2012 11:07pm

I felt dubious when I was called up next to spell a word in the spelling bee.

This makes sense because I doubted myself that I would be able to spell the word.

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LT118
11/13/2012 3:39pm

I was dubious about the math concepts when I began to look ahead in my math book. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I was uncertain of the concepts when I looked ahead.

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NP119
11/13/2012 4:00pm

The girl's answer of whether or not she had been at the party seemed dubious.

Dubious makes sense here beacuse she is unreliable and her answer is uncertain.

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MB119
11/13/2012 4:34pm

The replacement refs. made a dubious touchdown call.
This makes sense because the touchdown call was uncertain.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 8:16pm

Check your punctuation.

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TS120
11/13/2012 4:42pm

The dubious man thought twice about buying a book that he might have already read.

Dubious makes sense in this sentence because the man is uncertain on whether or not to buy the book.

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MM118
11/13/2012 4:54pm

Since my friend had lied four times already, her statement seemed very dubious.

This makes sense because her story seemed questionable after she lied.

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LS120
11/13/2012 5:21pm

I feel dubious about my kitten's behavior when leaving him alone. Dubious makes sense because I feel uncertain about his behavior.

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EW119
11/13/2012 5:36pm

The classes reaction of weather or not the were excited was dubious.

Dubious makes sense in this sentence because i tells that they were unsure if they were excited.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 8:15pm

Check your spelling.

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MW118
11/13/2012 5:44pm

The coach was dubious about his team winning the championships>

This makes sense because he was uncertian if they could win it all.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 8:20pm

Double check your punctuation.

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jb119
11/13/2012 5:53pm

Bob was dubious his team would win the game. This makes sense because he was uncertain his team would win the game.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 8:11pm

Tell me WHY Bob was uncertain if his team would win

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jm120
11/13/2012 6:30pm

the Dubious bridge was not safe to drive on. The word dubious makes sense in this sentence because the bridge's strength was questionable.

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NL120
11/13/2012 6:50pm

Wether to brush your teeth or not is a very dubious question.

This makes sense because is is not uncertain if you should brush your teeth because you should always brush them.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 8:03pm

The question is pretty straightforward, then it is not dubious. Also check your spelling.

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BW120
11/13/2012 8:07pm

Many people were dubious about the referees call.
This sentence makes sense because they were uncertain about the call.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 7:59pm

Check punctuation within the sentence

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AW118
11/13/2012 9:00pm

Sarah is very dubious that she will be able to win the tennis tournament because she hasn't been able to practice.

This sentence means thats she is very doubtful that she will be able to win the tennis tournament.

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KS119
11/13/2012 9:02pm

Kara was surprised when her teacher told her that her dubious answer to the question was correct.

The word dubious makes sense in this sentence because Kara was uncertain about her answer, but was proved to be correct by her teacher.

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NF120
11/13/2012 9:15pm

Freddy was dubious about his answer he gave in math class.

Dubious makes sense in this sentence because Freddy is uncertain about the answer he gave.

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EH119
11/14/2012 7:55am

The coach was dubious about whether or not to put Lucy or Shannon in the game, he didn't want to risk the points.

This makes sense because the coach was uncertain about whether to put Lucy or Shannon in the game.

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LV119
11/14/2012 3:54pm

Snow White made the dubious decision to trust the Huntsman.

Dubious makes sense here because she was uncertain on whether to trust the Huntsman or not.

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AS119
11/14/2012 4:23pm

The boy was dubious on how he hit his head.

this makes sense because the boys answer was uncertain on how he hit his head.

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BTM118
11/14/2012 4:43pm

The ring was worth a dubious amount of money.

Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I am trying to say that the ring was worth an unknown amount of money.

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EK118
11/14/2012 5:15pm

Her dubious answer made me question what the real truth was.

This makes sense because it is saying that her answer caused doubt.

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VW120
11/14/2012 5:31pm

The man gave a dubious answer when the cop asked him a question.
This makes sense because the man's answer gave the cop doubt.

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SD118
11/14/2012 5:54pm

Whenever I don't study, I am usually dubious about getting my test back and looking at my grade.

This sentence makes sence because When i don't study i get a bad grade, so i was doubtful and uncertain about getting a good grade.

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MC118
11/14/2012 6:03pm

She was dubious about the artist's singing talent when he lip-synced at the concert.

Dubious makes sense in this sentence because she was uncertain if the singer had real singing talent.

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JH120
11/14/2012 8:08pm

Seirra gave a dubious answer.
The word dubius makes sense here because it is saying her answer is uncertain.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 8:14pm

Tell me why Sierra was uncertain about her answer. Also check your spelling.

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ME120
11/14/2012 8:29pm

The dubious toy was inspected before it was shipped out.

The word dubious makes sense in this sentence because the toy was full of uncertainty and it had to be perfect before it got shipped off.

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EG120
11/14/2012 9:24pm

After her brother lied multiple times, Cathy was dubious of the truth.

This sentence makes sense because Cathy was uncertain about whether her brother was lying or telling the truth because he has lied multiple times before.

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jd118
11/15/2012 3:14pm

I was dubious about buying the soccer ball because it was made in China.
It makes sense in the sentence because i was uncertain about buying the ball.

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MD119
11/15/2012 4:04pm


The basketball player was dubious whether to take a three pointer for the win or a two to tie the game. This makes sense because the basketball player was uncertain on his choice.

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aw119
11/15/2012 4:29pm

The girl was dubious that she won the singing contest.
This makes sense here because she was uncertain if she won.

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AB119
11/15/2012 5:08pm

The dubious lump in the bed turned out to be Abigail.

The word dubious makes sense in this sentence because Abigail was the lump in the bed.

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JM118
11/15/2012 6:59pm

I dubiously came into the classroom the first day of school.
It makes sense because I was new, so i felt insecure.

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ap120
11/15/2012 8:29pm

William was dubious about his answers as he finished the test. This makes sense in this sentence because William was unsure or questioning his answers.

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wp118
11/15/2012 9:41pm

I feel dubious about my turtle sitting on that rock.

This makes sense because I was questionable about my turtle on the rock.

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AI120
11/15/2012 9:49pm

The cost of the dubious pack of candy was $5, so I decided not to buy it.
It makes sense because since the pack of candy looked questionabl, I decided not to buy it.

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AJP120
11/15/2012 10:17pm

The doll was dubious because of the tear in the skirt.

This makes sense because the doll was questionable in it's value because of the tear in the skirt.

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AC119
11/15/2012 10:30pm

She was dubious whether to use charcoal pencil or oil paints to illustrate the artwork she planned to create.

The makes sense because she is not sure if charcoal or paint will look better.

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JK118
11/15/2012 10:57pm

He was dubious about the video game he was going to buy.


The word dubious makes sence because he was uncertain about the video game.

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HG118
11/16/2012 7:56am

I was dubious whether or not it would rain today.

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SR118
11/17/2012 12:34pm

One should be dubious when told he or she has won a big prize.

This makes sense because usually, when you are told this, the person is trying to trick you and get your money, so you should be unsure about it.

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IT118
11/18/2012 6:42pm

It was dubious that the diamonds they found were real.
This makes sense because it was questionable if they were real or valuable.

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DG118
11/18/2012 8:10pm

Because our television was broken, I was dubious about who won the game.
This makes sense because I was uncertain of which team won because the t.v. was broken.

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BH119
11/18/2012 8:45pm

I was dubious about math homework.

This makes sense because the work means uncertain.

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NH118
11/18/2012 8:47pm

The foul was dubious.

This means the ref had a uncertain call.

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BT118
11/28/2012 4:04pm

I was dubious of the weather today.
It makes sense because i was doubtful of the weather.

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JG119
11/29/2012 6:15pm

He was dubious about his grades.

This makes sense because he thought his grades were bad.

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mk119
11/30/2012 7:10am

the boy was dubious about his test.
this makes sense because dubiouse means confused

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KB119
11/30/2012 7:37am

We have not heard from the coach, it is dubious she made the team.

Dubious makes sense in the sentence because she is doubting she made the team

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az120
12/05/2012 3:33pm

My brother was dubious about eating the chicken on the table before dinner.
dubious mahe sense because my brother was uncertain about the chicken

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RC118
12/06/2012 7:33pm

The movie ending was dubious. This makes sense because the movie ending was uncertain.

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