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Part III: Starting with the Sentence > Exercise #10—Use Familiar Words

Chapter 14. Exercise #10—Use Familiar Words

To be sure that your meaning will be clear to all readers, use familiar words. Substitute shorter, simpler words for each of the words listed below. If you do not know the meaning of any word on the list, refer to your dictionary.

  assemblage ______crowd___________________________________
  _________________crowd______________________
  metropolis ________city____________________________________
  _________________city_________________________
  visage ___________________________________________________
  _________________face_____________________________
  utilize ___________________________________________________
  _________________use_____________________________
  initial ____________________________________________________
  _________________first_____________________________
  facilitate __________________________________________________
  _________________ease, aid_______________________
  ascertain __________________________________________________
  _________________find out_______________________
  initiate ____________________________________________________
  _________________start____________________________
  optimum __________________________________________________
  _________________best__________________________
  entities ___________________________________________________
  _________________things__________________________
  presently _________________________________________________
  _________________soon__________________________
  disseminate _______________________________________________
  _________________spread______________________
  commence ________________________________________________
  _________________begin, start___________________
  illumination _______________________________________________
  _________________lights______________________
  extinguish _________________________________________________
  _________________turn out______________________
  terminate __________________________________________________
  _________________end___________________________




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