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.

In "The Most Dangerous Game," an unexpected, (1) chance landing on Ship-Trap Island puts Rainsford in a (2) predicament that he may not escape from. The (3) ominous name of the island alone was enough to spook sailors. They saw the island's frightening name as a prediction of doom, an (4) omen of bad luck. Readers will see that the island's name (5) foretells trouble in the future. However, few readers will predict the pressence of such an evil, (6) sinister villain. In a (7) grotesque game of cat-and-mouse, Rainsford is chased by a merciless hunter.