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Chapter 22. Troublemakers 2 > Working with Words

Working with Words

MULTIPLE CHOICE

Circle the letter next to the answer that best completes the sentence. Use the sentence context to help you decide.

1:Present your side of the issue in person to the _______________ members.

(a) counsel

(b) correspondent

(c) council

(d) consolation

2:The movers are putting new furniture in the _______________.

(a) counsel

(b) capital

(c) capitol

(d) caption

3:Quick! Get an _______________ for the poison he swallowed!

(a) axiom

(b) antimony

(c) anecdote

(d) antidote

4:When will the bank _______________ the funds we inherited?

(a) disburse

(b) distend

(c) disperse

(d) dispel

5:Harold was telling us an interesting _______________ when the doorbell interrupted him. We never heard the end of the story.

(a) axiom

(b) antimony

(c) anecdote

(d) antidote

6:Where did Irene obtain the _______________ to finance her flower shop?

(a) Capital

(b) capital

(c) capitol

(d) Capitol

7:Jake asked his brother to _______________ him about handling the situation.

(a) counsel

(b) console

(c) council

(d) court

8:The children playing in the alley _______________ when they saw the police car come around the corner.

(a) disbursed

(b) dispelled

(c) dispersed

(d) displayed

FIND THE MISFIT

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

1:committee, counsel, group, council
2:disband, disperse, scatter, disburse
3:office, capitol, Capitol, capital
4:advise, count, recommend, counsel
5:tale, story, antidote, anecdote
6:expend, pay out, disperse, disburse
7:capital, capitol, building, statehouse
8:counsel, consolation, guidance, opinion

FILL IN THE BLANKS

From the following list, select the word that best completes each sentence and write the word in the blank space provided. Use your knowledge of “troublemakers” and sentence context to help you decide. Use each word only once. Use all of the words.

anecdotecapitalcapitolcouncil
counselantidotedispersedisburse


1:Is there an _______________ for arsenic?
2:Unfortunately, there were no funds to _______________.
3:What is the address of the _______________?
4:Kelly entertained us with her _______________ about the trip to Ireland.
5:What would you _______________ the firm to do under these circumstances?
6:The town _______________ will vote on that issue next week.
7:The _______________ is in the center of the state.
8:Loretta _______________ d all the marbles to the far corners of the room with a single shot.

USING YOUR WORDS

Use each of the following words in a sentence that demonstrates that you understand the meaning of the word.

1:anecdote
2:capitol
3:capital
4:disburse
5:counsel
6:council
7:antidote
8:disperse



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