English Vocabulary Exercises - All Adjectives! (+ derivations)

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The dog growled and _______________ its teeth as we approached the house.
2. The lecture this morning was so boring that a number of people _______________ fell asleep.
3. We wiped the picnic table with a _______________ cloth before setting out the food.
4. Ursula was acting very _______________ at the party last night. Was she on drugs or something?
5. Chili powder today is _______________ a blend of dried chillies, garlic powder, red peppers, oregano, and cumin.
6. The kitten was running _______________ around the kitchen, trying to catch its own tail.
7. I don't think he understands the _______________ of the situation. It's all a big joke to him.
8. _______________ a quarter of the world's people live in China.
9. He needs to express his feelings _______________ instead of holding everything inside.
10. Taking surfing lessons was a _______________ idea. My son and I had a great time.
11. This singer is _______________ in Canada, but is still relatively unknown in the U.S.
12. This is a matter of great _______________, and I hope you will attend to it without delay.
13. The American basketball team is _______________ confident that it will win the gold medal at the Olympics.
14. Fiji Islanders were once feared for their _______________ reputation as cannibals.