Words Matter - Chapter 18
Exercise 1

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Directions: Below are the ten words from Chapter 18. Each of the ten words is accompanied by three sentences that use a form of the word. Only one of these sentences uses the word correctly, the other two use it incorrectly. Read all three sentences. Then click the button to the left of the sentence that uses the word correctly.

You may change your answers as you see fit. When you are satisfied that all answers are correct, click the "Submit" button at the end of the exercise. You cannot resubmit the exercise after that point.

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Following the Rules



The doctrine my physician prescribed is really hard to take.

Fundamentalists of all faiths follow a strict doctrine that is based on a literal reading of holy texts.

Doctrinaire Dave doesn't believe in anything.



Olga has been my orthodox since high school.

The unorthodox offense gave the opposing defense fits because it never knew what to expect.

I have to go to the dentist to be treated for orthodoxy.



Doris used to be inflexible in her beliefs, but has become more dogmatic with age.

Dogmatic people are often unwilling to compromise.

The Lord of the Rings depicts a dogmatic battle between the forces of good and evil.



The government is able to issue executive tenets that need no approval by congress.

It's a tenet of good scholarship that all sources should be faithfully listed.

The former tenets of our apartment basically wrecked the place.



A landlord has the right to edict tenants who do not pay the rent.

In a new edict of her book, the author corrected minor errors.

In 1598, Henry IV, King of France, issued the famous Edict of Nantes granting Protestants the same rights as Catholics.



People who opposed the project sought an injunction from the court to halt construction.

I take your suggestion that I forged my diploma as a personal injunction.

There was a horrible accident at the injunction of Elm and Maple Street.



Since Dan openly deferred the wishes of his parents, they stopped sending him money.

The goal deferential grew bigger and bigger as the game went on.

In many traditional cultures, children must treat their elders with utmost deference.



Subservient to my last statement, I must say that I did not want to offend anybody.

The storm raged all night and subserved only in the morning.

He's in a subservient position and cannot make decisions on his own.



An iconoclast all his life, Mark would never accept established customs.

The beautiful stained-glass windows show iconoclasts of many saints.

In his famous iconoclast with the Catholic Church, Martin Luther refused to give in.



Members of my family are heretically plagued by cancer.

True believers tend to treat heretics with suspicion, if not worse.

In a court of law, statements based on heresy are not allowed because they are nothing more than rumors.

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