Word Formation in Context:
Bolster - Bolt - Bond - Bounce

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. His reputation among his colleagues has been [__________] by his success in the project.

2. Recent polling done across the country has [__________] the party's position on the issue.

3. Rising profits have [__________] investors' confidence considerably.

4. This [__________] is too tight; you should loosen it a bit.

5. Our boss always manages to [__________] people's confidence by constantly recognising their efforts.

6. I didn't expect to get paid for helping them move, so anything they give me is a [__________].

7. The back of the shop is filled with [__________] of material that are on sale.

8. Our teacher always gives us [__________] points on our assignments for neatness and organisation.

9. Lightning [__________] charges can spread for over 150 kilometres.

10. We have a jar full of [__________] of different sizes in the workroom; you should be able to find what you need there.

11. Someone once suggested that a government [__________] is a financial device to give you back some of the money you paid in taxes.

12. Going camping with his baseball teammates was a good [__________] experience.

13. The top-selling retailing outlet each year will receive [__________] of 25% for each of the employees.

14. Many children in developing countries are forced into debt [__________] and other forms of near slavery.

15. About 100 lightning [__________] strike the earth each second.

16. There is a Dutch proverb which observes that an honest man's word is his [__________].

17. Our low Canadian dollar has certainly [__________] trade with the U.S.

18. My new job is really enjoyable, and as an added [__________], it pays much better than my old one.

19. We all went out for supper last night because my dad got a big [__________] at work.

20. Desmond Morris once said that a true [__________] of friendship is usually only possible between people of roughly equal status.