In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
We do not want to condemn the ‘word’. It is, after all, a mighty instrument; it is the means by (1)______ we tell each other of our emotions, the way in which we influence others. Words can
do (2)______ good but also cause terrible injuries. It is true that at first there was the deed; the word came later. It was in some respects a cultural progress (3)______ the deed became word. But the word was (4)______ a spell, a magical act, and it (5)______ much of its power.
Select the most appropriate option for blank No. 4.
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