Word Formation in Context:
Matching
Biodegradable - Bitter - Blame - Blank

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 fax you sent me was totally [__________]. Could you try sending it again?

2. This medicine is very [__________] tasting.

3. In life, you can't take all the credit when things are going well, so you don't have to take all the [__________] when they go badly.

4. Scientists are currently working on developing a plastic that is totally [__________].

5. A joint venture by the companies Cargill and Dow has begun manufacturing [__________] and recyclable plastics from corn sugars.

6. Winter in Alaska is long and [__________] cold.

7. Andre Bernard Buruch once observed, "I was the son of an immigrant. I experienced bigotry, intolerance and prejudice even as so many of you have. Instead of allowing these things to [__________] me, I took them as spurs to more strenuous effort."

8. There is a Russian proverb which states that a [__________] truth is better than a sweet lie.

9. Edward Steichen once said, "Every other artist begins with a [__________] canvas, a piece of paper; the photographer begins with the finished product."

10. He turned to a [__________] page in his notebook, and began to write.

11. Winters in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, can be [__________] cold.

12. Many learners tend to [__________] teachers, teaching materials, or circumstances for their lack of success.

13. In life, you can't take all the credit when things are going well, so you don't have to take all the [__________] when they go badly.

14. Disposable nappies don't [__________], so there are millions of them in our dumps.

15. If you fail your test, you'll only have yourself to [__________] because you didn't study a bit.

16. The girl could remember seeing a car coming towards her, but then everything was a [__________] until she woke up in the hospital.

17. Do you have a [__________] cassette I can use? I want to make a mix tape of dance music.

18. In a city dump, much of the material which is [__________] can't break down because it is buried under so much plastic and stuff that the air can't get to it to begin the process.

19. Some people feel it is better to use paper bags than plastic bags because paper bags are [__________].

20. Police are [__________] the fire on a group of teenage vandals who have been getting into trouble all over town.