Words Matter - Chapter 5
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 5. 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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Light and Dark


The of snow under the bright sun can hurt your eyes.


To me at least, the author's use of big words his rather simple-minded message.


In the Middle Ages, high culture flourished at the courts, while the rest of the population was kept in a state.


The light curtains turned the glare of the sunshine into a glow.


I have to be very careful when I criticize my husband because he is all too ready to take , even when none is intended.


Some people love being in the , while others prefer not to get noticed in public.


When the sun finally came out after the storm, it a scene of utter destruction.


The Olympic Games always start with a ceremony that ends when a sports lights the Olympic flame.


As I get older, I try more and more to escape the of winter and spend the coldest months in sunny Florida.


The instructor criticized his student for his prose.

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