Words Matter - Chapter 14
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 14. 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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Bad Behavior


Stealing large sums from a company is certainly more than a .


I found it quite of the actor to discuss details of his love life in public.


When the officers entered the building, they surprised a gang of in the midst of plotting their next caper.


Many people get hurt by the of top executives, both inside and outside the company.


After a youth, he completely changed his behavior and became a model of morality.


The greatest in the Enron scandal was suffered by the company's employees, who lost their pension fund.


Under oath, she finally admitted some of the she was accused of.


I will lend Mario more money only when he changes his ways.


Fred may be a nice guy, but he's too to lead the team.


"Yellow journalism" tries to make money by means of and made-up stories.

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