Spelling Test Exercise (186)

A word is misspelled in each of the following sentences. Provide the proper spelling for the misspelled word in each one.

Answers and Explanations

1. It would not be unreasonable to compare to the romanticism of chivalry, as an element of medieval thought, a romanticism of saintliness, in the sense of a tendency to give the colors of fancy and the accents of enthusiasm to an ideal form of virtue and of duty.

2. Even if the Middle Ages had recognized the diminishing importance of the nobility as a limb of the social body, that would not have changed the conception they had of its high value.

3. The Church feared that the annihilation of the self experienced by mystics was the threshold to carnality and the sins associated with it.

4. Humanism did not supersede medieval thought; the characteristic modes of medieval thought did not die out till long after the Renaissance.

5. Of all the contradictions which religious life of the period presents, perhaps the most insoluble is that of an avowed contempt of the clergy...side by side with the very great respect shown for the sanctity of the sacerdotal office.

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