Word Meaning from Context

Multiple Choice

Use context clues to choose the correct meaning of each bold-faced and underlined word in the following paragraph.

"The Cask of Amontillado" is about an ongoing, (1) unresolved dispute. The circumstances that led up to the (2) dispute are never well defined; the (3) narrative of the two men's relationship remains vague. However, the story makes it clear that (4) revenge drives the narrator to commit a (5) monstrous act. Montresor does not kill his victim outright, but he (6) immobilizes Fortunato. Montresor's (7) villainous actions ensure Fortunato's death.