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Exercise 2

Follow the same instructions as Exercise 1. This time, the word you will reveal in the shaded vertical strip
is one that is often used with the nouns agreement, ceasefire, contract, deal, price, settlement, terms,
treaty, or truce (for example, “After the unions refused to end the strike, the management attempted
to _____ a new contract”).
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1. You can i________e affection, awe, confidence, devotion, envy, loyalty, or respect in other people.
(Sample sentence: His actions did little to _____ confidence in his friends and coworkers).
2. You can o________t bitterly, formally, strenuously, strongly, vehemently, or vigorously about
something.
(Sample sentence: She _____ vehemently when she was accused of cheating).
3. You can a________e consistently, convincingly, forcefully, passionately, persuasively, plausibly, or
strongly for or about something.
(Sample sentence: They _____ forcefully for a change to the existing rules).
4. You can o________e something bitterly, fiercely, implacably, strenuously, strongly, vehemently, or
vigorously.
(Sample sentence: Darwin's theories are still bitterly _____ by many people).
5. You can f________t corruption, crime, discrimination, prejudice, or terrorism. You can do this
desperately, doggedly, hard, stubbornly, or tenaciously.
(Sample sentence: The new government promised the electorate that it would _____ corruption at
all levels).
6. You can h________t a danger, a difference, a difficulty, a fact, the importance (of something), an
issue, a need (for something), the plight (of something), a problem, or a weakness.
(Sample sentence: Her report _____ the plight of migrant workers in the state).
7. You can c________e something or someone completely, considerably, dramatically, drastically,
fundamentally, radically, or significantly.
(Sample sentence: Global warming is believed to have radically _____ the climate in some parts of
the world).
8. You can u________e an analysis, an assessment, an investigation, a program, a project, research, a
review, a study, a survey, or a task.
(Sample sentence: The board promised to _____ a review of current working practices).
9. Something or someone can d_____r considerably, greatly, markedly, radically, sharply, significantly,
substantially, or widely from something or someone else.
(Sample sentence: English _____ markedly from Spanish in that the words are not always
pronounced as they are written).
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