Words Matter - Chapter 21
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 21. 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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In Sickness and in Health


The company of a pet has a effect on many lonely people.


I believe there is no single that would be able to solve all of my company's problems.


When the missing hiker was finally found, he was clearly and far away from the nearest hospital.


Gary finally found a girlfriend and appears to be .


He's a liar and I don't believe a word he says.


Economic stagnation is a currently afflicting many countries.


The medicine cabinet in the hospital had an entire shelf devoted to .


My opponent's proposal is a no better than snake oil.


Only the most person could commit such a horrendous crime.


The of World War II stayed with many people who had to live through that time.

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