Vocabulary exercise

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

1. Famine and war still …………………. mankind. (affliction)

2. Deer and rabbits show less ………………… than tigers or lions. (aggressive)

3. The teacher’s …………………. that the student cheated on the exam hasn’t been proved. (allege)

4. The children sparkled with …………………. (animate)

5. You children must stop …………………. me by asking for candy all day long. (annoy)

6. His ………………….. in the debate was smarter than he. (antagonism)

7. The prospect of major surgery would make anyone ……………………… (apprehension)

8. Suspense novels hold a special ………………… for me. (attract)

9. Skydiving takes both skill and ………………. (audacious)

10. A good speaker deserves an ………………… audience. (attention)

Answers

1. Famine and war still afflict mankind.

2. Deer and rabbits show less aggression than tigers or lions.

3. The teacher’s allegation that the student cheated on the exam hasn’t been proved.

4. The children sparkled with animation.

5. You children must stop annoying me by asking for candy all day long.

6. His antagonist in the debate was smarter than he.

7. The prospect of major surgery would make anyone apprehensive.

8. Suspense novels hold a special attraction for me.

9. Skydiving takes both skill and audacity.

10. A good speaker deserves an attentive audience.

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