Words Matter - Chapter 25
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 25. 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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Building Vocabulary


When they turned the old plant into a government building, they put in a for additional offices.


The author's language is characterized by big words strung together in convoluted* sentences.


Even plywood can look good when it has a nice on the outside.


There's one chore left before we move out: we have to clean out the .


The glass elevators move up and down through a huge filled with tall trees.


Because of her youth, Claire needed some time to get used to the rougher aspects of her first job.


My boss lives in a modest house as opposed to the surroundings I had expected.


It takes so much time to build a cathedral that some got never completed.


After they cleaned the , the old Post Office looks respectable again.


Our system of justice is resting on several pillars: Congress, the courts, law enforcement agencies, and—ultimately—the Constitution.

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