English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 12-5

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. She had the _______________ of alcohol and cigarettes on her breath, and I didn't really feel like kissing her.
2. Police are looking for witnesses in the _______________ beating of an 80-year-old man on the weekend.
3. The young boy _______________ as he sat down to write the exam.
4. More than 50 people have _______________ been killed in clashes between Palestinians and Israelis in the past few months.
5. She always _______________ the truth so that I sound really bad, and she sounds good.
6. The boss _______________ him for getting drunk at lunch.
7. They were able to discuss their divorce calmly and _______________ until they came to the subject of the children.
8. The patient had night _______________ that left him shivering with cold.
9. I _______________ why his wife didn't come to the party.
10. Costa Rican president Oscar Arias Sanchez was _______________ the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring about peace in Central America.
11. We _______________ that Willie would help us move, but unfortunately he was out of town for the weekend.
12.The castle is really _______________. It looks like a place where monsters would live.
13. In the Middle Ages, many people thought that the stars were _______________ of light shining through holes in the floor of heaven.
14. The government has begun a new campaign aimed at _______________ smoking among teens.
15. Be careful; that pile of dishes is somewhat _______________, so it may fall over.