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. Comprehension:
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. 1.