Words Matter - Chapter 7
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 7. 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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Getting Mad, Making Up


The initial tension between the two families has been replaced by feelings of and they get along very well now.


In my opinion, the speech would have been more successful without the .


During the meeting, the councilman against building a casino on the site of a former convent.


Georges Danton's speeches fueled the French Revolution.


Tom Wolfe is a writer who often writes against modern architecture.


The fact that the driver was under shock when he left the scene should be seen as a circumstance.


In order to keep my temper in check, I always take several deep breaths when I feel anger rising up in me.


As a gesture, Tony called to apologize and promised to fix the window he broke.


After the first two speakers had traded accusations, the debate grew and ended in a free-for-all with the two sides shouting at each other.


Because both sides were willing to compromise, the strike could be settled by .

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