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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MR7
11/12/2012 3:07pm

This test has a dubious question. I am not sure about my answer. Dubious can be applied in this sentence because one would be unsure about a question that is dubious.

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HS7
11/12/2012 3:23pm

After I took my math test I was very dubious about my grade. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I was very uncertain about my grade on the math test.

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EH7
11/12/2012 3:26pm

The dubious question was hard to interpret. This word makes sense in the context because the question was uncertain and questionable.

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AM6
11/12/2012 3:52pm

It was uncertain to me if the dubious dictionary from the 1600s had the right definition for each word. The word dubious makes sense when used in this context because since the dictionary was made a long time ago, it was uncertain whether or not the definitions in the dictionary were correct.

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MH6
11/12/2012 4:01pm

The time of the meeting is still dubious.
This word makes sense in this sentence because the time of the meeting is still unknown.

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kg8
11/12/2012 4:09pm

The dubious opinion about the answer made me rethink my own answer. This sentence makes sense because the opinion brought uncertainty to her answer.

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vv8
11/12/2012 4:11pm

His story made sense, but I was dubious because of his past lies.
This makes sense because I was uncertain if his story was true because his lies caused doubt in my mind.

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JT6
11/12/2012 4:13pm

His dubious business practices caused him to lose his license. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because his busness practices were questionable in value.

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MF8
11/12/2012 4:30pm

I was dubious when the teacher called on me to answer a question in class. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I was uncertain about the answer.

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OA8
11/12/2012 4:58pm

It was dubious that Mrs. Pie would give us homework.
Dubious makes sense in my sentence because it was uncertain that Mrs. Pie would give us homework.

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SH6
11/12/2012 5:16pm

Joe gave a dubious answer to the teachers question about the book, "The Red Panda". This sentence makes sense because the teacher was uncertain of Joe's answer about the question from the book.

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BB6
11/12/2012 5:27pm

I can not answer the dubious question because of the way it is asked. The word dubious makes because the question I was uncertain of what the question was asking.

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jp6
11/12/2012 5:36pm

He looked at it with a very dubious expression. This makes sense in this sentence because dubious means uncertain.

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RR6
11/12/2012 5:50pm

Bob saw Joe dubiously placing a small oddly shaped package at the target`s door. This makes sence in this context because Joe is using suspicious behavior.

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km7
11/12/2012 5:54pm

It was dubious whether or not my cousins would be coming over for Thanksgiving. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because it was uncertain if my cousins would be coming over for Thanksgiving.

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jj8
11/12/2012 6:22pm

That plan was made by a dubious man, and we are uncertain that it will be a success. This word makes sense in this sentence because the man is an uncertain man.

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DG8
11/12/2012 6:30pm

It was a very Dubious Plan.
It makes sense because dubious means to cause doubt

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Mr. Fodor
11/13/2012 4:28pm

How do we know the plan was dubious? Also check your spelling.

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sa6
11/12/2012 7:15pm

The ditective was dubious when he coundn't solve the case. Dubious in this sentence means that the ditective was full of dout in not finding out what happened in his case.

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

Check spelling

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sa6
11/13/2012 6:48pm

The detective was dubious when he couldn't sole the case. Dubious in this sentence means that the detective was full of doubt in not finding out what happens next in the case.

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mc7
11/12/2012 7:27pm

The contract sounded very dubious when he first read it. This sentence makes sense because the contract appeared questionable to the man.

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CH7
11/12/2012 7:30pm

The merchant tried to sell me the dubious clothing; he said it was made of silk but it was too rough to actually be of that quality. This word makes sense in this sentence because if the clothing was dubious, that ment that it was questionable in its value or quality.

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ALH7
11/12/2012 7:49pm

The popular girl was dubious to the answer question because she was talking to her friend. Dubious works here because the girl was uncertain to the answer because she was talking to her friend and not paying attention.

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Mr. Fodor
11/13/2012 4:22pm

Awkward question. The "answer question?"

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MS6
11/12/2012 8:36pm

The dubious answer to the math question was later proven wrong by another student. This sentence makes sense because the uncertain answer to the math question was later proven wrong.

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BTB6
11/12/2012 8:52pm

I could not decide if the verb was a linking verb or an action verb on that dubious english question. Dubious makes sense in this context because the question caused doubt for me.

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EL8
11/12/2012 8:56pm

The old coin looks dubious to me.
This makes since because the old coin doesn't look genuine.

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mh8
11/12/2012 10:05pm

When we were quizzing each other, I could tell Alexis wasn't ready for the test by her dubious replies. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because the narrator could tell the person was uncertain about the answers when they were studying.

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ANO8
11/12/2012 10:10pm

I was dubious about what time the party was.This sentence makes sense because I was unsure about the time of the party.

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SS6
11/13/2012 7:50am

My sister has a very dubious decision in who she wants to take to the movies with her next Saturday. Dubious makes sense in this context because it is explaining that she is uncertain or unsure on which friend she would like to take to the movies with her.

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NB6
11/13/2012 3:41pm

I was dubious if I got an A on my science test. Dubious can be used in this sentence because dubious means uncertain.

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EB7
11/13/2012 3:52pm

I was dubious about the basketball drill. Dubious can be used in this way because I didn't know how to do the drill.

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AP7
11/13/2012 4:33pm

I was dubious about one of my answers on the math test. Dubious makes sense in this because I was unsure about answers on my test.

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JH7
11/13/2012 4:43pm

I was dubious about the math test. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I was unsure.

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GH6
11/13/2012 4:54pm

As Evelyne hiked through the lush, dense jungle she was carefree and payed no attention to the dubious path ahed. This sentence makes sense because Evelyne did not worry about the uncertain path.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 8:32pm

Check your spelling.

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BC6
11/13/2012 5:02pm

I was dubious about the call that the referee made. This makes sense in this context because I was uncertain that the call was correct.

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BL8
11/13/2012 5:23pm

The outcome of the team's next game against the undefeated school was dubious. Dubious has a valid meaning in this context because the school the team will be playing is clearly good if they are undefeated and if they are good they will probably win.




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cp6
11/13/2012 6:25pm

I was dubious and unsure about whether the correct answer was A or B on my quiz. Dubious makes sense in this context because I was uncertain and questionable about the correct answer.

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as7
11/13/2012 6:47pm

After my science test, I was dubious about the grade I got. Dubious makes sence because I was uncertain of what grade I got on my test.

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GC8
11/13/2012 6:51pm

That was such a dubious question to understand. Dubious can be used in this sentence because the question is hard to understand.

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VD7
11/13/2012 7:06pm

My dog was showing dubious behavior when he chewed the golf cart seat. This sentence makes sense because of my dog's questionable behavior.

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BK8
11/13/2012 7:41pm

I was dubious after I auditioned for the play.
Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I was uncertain.

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ET7
11/13/2012 7:49pm

I was very dubious about the information that was being taught. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I was uncertain of the information.

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AO8
11/13/2012 9:17pm

My brother sound dubious when he answered my question. This sentence makes sense because my brother sounded uncertain when he answered my question.

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EH6
11/13/2012 9:19pm

I was dubious about my grade on the test. This makes sense because I was uncertain about my grade.

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KK6
11/13/2012 9:32pm

I was dubious of the answer to the question that my teacher asked me. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I was uncertain of the answer to the teacher's question.

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LT7
11/13/2012 9:57pm

When I went to the store Pawn Stars, I could tell that Donald was dubious when I showed him my 124 year old bible. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because the man was uncertain about the authenticity of the really old bible.

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IH6
11/13/2012 9:58pm

The girl was dubious about the science fair idea. This sentence makes sense because she was uncertain about the science fair idea.

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ES8
11/13/2012 10:13pm

I was dubious about the worth of the gold. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I didn't know how much the gold was worth.

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AH7
11/13/2012 10:49pm

I was feeling dubious at Menchies because I didn't know what flavor I should get. Dubious can be written this way because there are so many yummy flavors at Menchies you get uncertain about the flavor you're getting.

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MW6
11/14/2012 3:24pm

I was dubious about hosting my outdoor party because of the rain in the forcast. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because i was unsure weather to have my party outside because of the rainy forcast.

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AV7
11/14/2012 3:42pm

I was dubious about my history project's grade. Dubious can be used in this sentence because I didnt know what my grade was for my history project.

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EB6
11/14/2012 3:48pm

After my friend had lied to me three times, I was dubious of her story. This word makes sense in this sentence, because after my friend told me a lie 3 times i was doubtful that her story was true.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 8:46pm

Come talk to me in the morning.

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JT7
11/14/2012 4:21pm

The dubious consequences didn't scare the boy. The sentence made sense because the consequences did not scare the boy.

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vv6
11/14/2012 4:53pm

I was dubious when my friends were telling me there was a test the next day. Dubious makes sense becuse I was doubting my friends.

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PN7
11/14/2012 5:29pm

After the plane crash, the investigator was dubious if any survivors were left. The word dubious makes sense here because the investigator was unsure if anyone had survived.

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gf8
11/14/2012 6:59pm

I was very dubious about the answer I choose on the math quiz.This word makes sense in the sentence because I was uncertain about the answer I choose.

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GC8
11/14/2012 7:46pm

The question was very dubious. The word fits because the question is hard to under stand.

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Mr. Fodor
11/14/2012 8:43pm

Check your spelling

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GC8
11/15/2012 9:03pm

The question was very dubious. The word fits because the question is hard to understand.

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SS7
11/14/2012 8:33pm

I was dubious when I didn't know the answer on the test. I was dubious because I was uncertain of the answer and i didn't know what to write.

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CN8
11/14/2012 8:51pm

I was dubious about him because I heard he tells a lot of lies. Dubious makes sense because I was uncertain about the person.

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KM6
11/14/2012 9:54pm

It was a dubious decision to buy the more expensive cat food instead of the cheaper cat food. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because it was an uncertain decision to buy the more costly cat food.

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AT7
11/14/2012 10:05pm

After watching our basketball team practice and not knowing how good the other teams in our league are I am dubious of how many games we will win. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because we have not played any games or seen our competition play.

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GH6
11/14/2012 10:20pm

As Evelyn hiked through the lush, dense jungle she was carefree and paid no attention to the dubious path ahed. The word dubious makes sense in this context because Evelyn did not worry about the uncertain path.

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jd8
11/14/2012 10:27pm

The price on that shirt looked dubious due to its rottenly made sleeves. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because of the poor quality of the item, the price didn't seem right.

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EB6
11/15/2012 4:45pm

I do not like the opera, and when my my said we were going. I was dubious about agreeing to go.
This sentence makes sense in this sentence because i was unceartian about agreeing to go to the opera.

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cw8
11/15/2012 4:55pm

The diamond that had been given to her seemed very dubious.

Dubious makes sense in this sentence because the diamond seemed to be fake.

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kcm7
11/15/2012 5:26pm

After my sister asked the difficult question, the answer seemed dubious. The word makes sense in this sentence because the anwer to the question was uncertain.

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HV8
11/15/2012 5:28pm

I was dubious about my score in the game. This makes sense because I was questioning and uncertain that my score was correct.

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TP8
11/15/2012 6:47pm

The answer in math was very dubious to me. It makes sense because the answer for me wasn't very obvious.

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kb7
11/15/2012 6:49pm

The students dubious answer was strange to the class. This sentence makes sence because the student was uncertain about ther answer.

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Mr. Fodor
11/18/2012 9:22pm

Check punctuation

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SCS6
11/15/2012 7:06pm

Alfanzo's latest excuse to the teacher about where he was during class was dubious.

Dubious makes sense in this sentence because Alfanzo makes a lot of excuses and it is hard to tell if he is telling the truth.

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sj6
11/15/2012 7:08pm

I was dubious of the fact that my moms birthday was the next day.
This word makes sense in the context because I was unsure or uncertain about when my mothers birthday was.

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ER8
11/15/2012 7:29pm

I am dubious that our newly put together plan will work, so I think we should change it. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I am uncertain that the new plan will work.

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mk8
11/15/2012 8:32pm

People were dubious that Drew Brees would be a Quarterback.It make sense because people were doubt he would play Quarterback.

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Mr. Fodor
11/18/2012 9:29pm

Check spelling

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RS7
11/15/2012 8:37pm

I was dubious when I was trying to figure out how much that autograph was worth. Dubious makes sense here because I was uncertain on how much the autograph was worth.

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CM6
11/15/2012 10:08pm

Why does that dubious statement make me so mad? This makes sense because the statement that had questionable value.

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RD8
11/15/2012 10:17pm

My favorite color was very dubious, but Kelly still did not guess it. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because it was very obvious to what my favorite color was even tho my Kelly did not guess it.

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Mr. Fodor
11/18/2012 9:26pm

In this sentence it sounds like "dubious" means obvious based on Kelly not being able to guess it.

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gk7
11/15/2012 10:18pm

The jury was dubious of whether or not to sentence the criminal to death. This makes sense because dubious means uncertain in the sentence.

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OS8
11/15/2012 11:19pm

After I read my report to the class, I felt dubious about the way I performed in front of the class. Dubious makes sense in this sentence because I felt doubtful about how well I read the report to the class.

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JM8
11/20/2012 7:33am

I felt dubious when i was buying a new dog. Dubious makes sense here because it means unsure and i was unsure about which dog to pick

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BR7
11/21/2012 4:43pm

After the child tasted the onions, he was dubious whether he liked the strong flavor. The word dubious makes sense in the sentence because he was not sure if he liked the onions yet.

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HM8
11/27/2012 11:43pm

I was dubious when i finished checking my math homework about problem 15. i know this works because I am using dubious as an adj to describe myself.

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EM6
12/06/2012 7:51pm

The umpire made a dubious call at the plate. It makes sense because it was a questionable call.

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EB7
01/03/2013 4:15pm

His comment was dubious when he said he won the lottery. This makes sense because winning the lottery is a very slim chance.

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