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Chapter 25. Section 4 Review > Working with Words

Working with Words

WORD SELECTION

Circle the word in parentheses that best completes each sentence.

1:What (affect / effect) did the weather have on the football game?
2:Houdini, the famous magician, was a master of (allusion / illusion).
3:The movers are putting new furniture in the (capital / capitol).
4:When will the bank (disburse / disperse) the funds we inherited?
5:Where did Irene obtain the (capitol / capital) to finance her flower shop?
6:Jake asked Cora to (counsel / council) him about handling the situation.
7:The children playing in the alley (disbursed / dispersed) when they saw the police car come around the corner.
8:Who has (access / excess) to the warehouse at night?
9:Please (accept / except) our check for ten dollars.
10:Demonstration of math ability is a (prerequisite / perquisite) for taking that seminar.
11:The concert will (proceed / precede) with a new conductor.
12:Can that table be moved easily, or is it (stationary / stationery)?
13:Wanda's introduction will (precede / proceed) Mel's reading of the minutes.
14:This financial report has been prepared according to standard accounting (principles / principals).
15:In order to (elicit / illicit) more voluntary donations, they advertised the campaign.
16:Find a (disinterested / disoriented) person to help you settle your dispute.

FIND THE MISFIT

In each group, underline the word that does not belong with the others. Then state why it doesn't belong.

1:unreadable, illicit, unlawful, illegal
2:tale, story, antidote, anecdote
3:expend, pay out, disperse, disburse
4:primary, main, friend, principal
5:advise, council, recommend, counsel
6:proceed, continue, process, go forward
7:objective, bored, disinterested, fair
8:rule, prince, law, principle
9:about to occur, imminent, eminent, about to happen
10:counsel, consolation, guidance, opinion
11:uninterested, bored, not interested, without money
12:movable, stationery, letter paper, writing paper
13:discrete, boring, separate, stand-alone
14:capital, capitol, building, statehouse
15:not movable, movable, stationary, fixed in place
16:office, capitol, Capitol, capital
17:predate, precede, go forward, go before
18:reference, alluring, allusion, hint
19:outcome, affect, effect, result
20:emotion, effect, affect, feeling
21:excess, extra, except, surplus
22:accept, take, except, receive
23:illusion, illustration, unreal, magic
24:exclude, except, all but, excess
25:extra payment, percolate, perquisite, benefit
26:disband, disperse, scatter, disburse
27:disoriented, diplomatic, discreet, tactful
28:prerequisite, necessary, unnecessary, required
29:emanate, eminent, prominent, outstanding
30:elicit, bring out, draw out, illicit
31:committee, counsel, group, council
32:availability, access, path, computer

USING YOUR WORDS (REVIEW)

For each of the following words, write either a sentence using the word correctly or a brief explanation of its use.

1:access
2:anecdote
3:capitol
4:counsel
5:disburse
6:discrete
7:disinterested
8:effect
9:eminent
10:except
11:illicit
12:illusion
13:principal
14:proceed
15:stationery
16:prerequisite

Use each of the following phrases in a sentence that demonstrates that you understand the meaning of the phrase.

1:the eminent professor
2:will proceed
3:standard principles of accounting
4:is stationary
5:important perquisite
6:except yellow
7:excess space
8:positive effect
9:allusion to
10:brief anecdote



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