Words Matter - 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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Clearing the Way


The speaker explained his position and convinced almost everyone in the audience.


I love the philosophy course I'm taking because the instructor is able to even the most difficult texts.


An ideal witness avoids and gives short, precise answers.


The candidate was clearly uncomfortable with the question and gave a rather answer.


I ask you to be with your criticism and not "beat around the bush."


The lecturer reserved the better part of his speech for an of his initial statement.


The review is so that I don't even know if the reviewer liked or didn't like the book.


Generations of actors have tried to shed light on the of Hamlet, the title character of Shakespeare's most famous play.


The spokesperson was criticized for her during the interview.


Donald Trump promotes himself and with obvious relish.

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