Vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets.

1. A clubfoot is an ………………….. that can often be corrected by surgery. (abnormal)

2. Murder is the most ………………… crime. (abomination)

3. His only ……………….. was an occasional lapse of memory. (aberrant)

4. The senator fought for ………………… of the income tax. (abolish)

5. A salesman should have the ……………… to sell anything. (able)

6. I have an ………………….. faith in democracy. (abide)

7. The dirty streets of this city are an …………………… (abominable)

8. Use sandpaper or some other ……………………. to remove the paint. (abrasion)

9. The police are searching for the ………………… thieves. (abscond)

10. I admire them for their …………………. (abstain)

11. You have …………………….. no right to the property. (absolute)

12. There was such an …………………. of food that we all overate. (abundant)

13. The playful monkeys amused us with their …………………… (absurd)

14. There is ……………………….. water despite the dry spell. (abound)

Answers

1. A clubfoot is an abnormality that can often be corrected by surgery.

2. Murder is the most abominable crime.

3. His only aberration was an occasional lapse of memory.

4. The senator fought for abolition of the income tax.

5. A salesman should have the ability to sell anything.

6. I have an abiding faith in democracy.

7. The dirty streets of this city are an abomination.

8. Use sandpaper or some other abrasive to remove the paint.

9. The police are searching for the absconding thieves.

10. I admire them for their abstinence.

11. You have absolutely no right to the property.

12. There was such an abundance of food that we all overate.

13. The playful monkeys amused us with their absurdities.

14. There is abundant water despite the dry spell.

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