Words Count - Chapter 23
Exercise 2

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Directions: Each of the sentences below contains a blank to be filled in with some form of a word from Chapter 23. Below each sentence, there are three choices for filling in the blank. Click the choice you think is the correct one and read the sentence with the blank filled in. If you are not satisfied, select another choice; you may do this as often as you wish.

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Words with a Story


Crows raised by people do not learn how to cackle properly and are therefore often when they try to join flocks of crows in the wild.


During times of war, acts of are considered a form of treason in many countries and punished accordingly.


The book's treatment of the hero's suffering is so that it turns off even the author's most dedicated fans.


Under attack for several statements in his recent column, he claimed to be a good patriot, not a .


All during high school, Ralph was my ; he always tried to humiliate me in front of my friends.


Mack "the Knife" Nelson is more than my coach, he is my .


Johnny and his two friends can create such when they are together, I send them outside whenever the weather permits.


In the 19th century, an obsession with finding the North Pole led several explorers on from which they never returned.


have one thing going for them: they cannot be disappointed if people behave selfishly.


The movie suffers because the main characters are nothing more than : the unfeeling husband, the long-suffering wife, the nagging step-mother.

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