Word Formation in Context:
Matching Background - Bail - Balance - Ballot

Exercise generated with *Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher* (Michael A. Riccioli - 2012)
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Match each pair, and then click the Check button.


1. The [__________] music in the film was really effective in creating a mood of romance.

2. We need some [__________] information on the company before deciding if we want to work with them.

3. The suspect has been released after paying 100,000 [__________].

4. We need to [__________] our budget.

5. Of the [__________] counted so far, over 53% are for the left-wing parties.

6. He is working as an administrator, but his [__________] is in law.

7. Bahrain's small size and central location among countries of the Persian Gulf require it to play a delicate [__________] act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbours.

8. The students voted by secret [__________] for the class representative.

9. We always do a security check on an applicant's [__________] before recruiting anyone.

10. A security check of the suspect's [__________] showed that he was wanted on assault charges in Seattle.

11. Abraham Lincoln once remarked that the [__________] is stronger than the bullet.

12. Any changes we make to our environment endanger the natural [__________] of that ecosystem.

13. The prisoner tried to escape across the border while out on [__________].

14. We had to [__________] out the canoe a few times because there was a bit of a leak in it.

15. You might want to [__________] a bit of water out of the kayak before you get in it.

16. Some voters believe that their [__________] were destroyed before the election results were counted.

17. He has written a well-[__________] analysis of the conflict between the Israelis and the Arabs.

18. The man arrested for the attempted murder of a leading politician has been refused [__________] because the court is afraid he will try to leave the country.

19. We had to pay 100 at the time of purchase and then the [__________] within 3 months.

20. There was some confusion about who someone was voting for on the [__________], so the form has been changed for the next election.