English Vocabulary Exercises - Nouns? Verbs? Both! With derivations! - Exercise 9-5

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. She got _______________ with water by a bus as it drove through a large puddle.
2. Xiao told a _______________ story about how he got lost in Victoria, and everyone laughed.
3. Studies show that there has been a _______________ in the world's sea ice of 2.9 percent every decade.
4. The girl screamed with fright when she felt something _______________ against the back of her leg.
5. The little boy let go of his balloon, and then watched in amazement as it _______________ up into the sky.
6. Pass me a _______________; I want to look under the car.
7. Critics _______________ the opera were unanimous in their praise of the production.
8. The road is quite _______________, so you should slow down a bit.
9. The rich art collector's entire _______________ of masterpieces was lost in the fire.
10. She _______________ to keep back her tears when her boyfriend told her he wanted to split up with her.
11. The _______________ of her hips was clearly visible through her tight dress.
12. The New York Headquarters of the United Nations requires the _______________ of 4,500 people.
13. She has a lot of _______________ friends in the company, so she's sure to get a good job there.
14. Their business was doing badly for a few months, and finally it _______________.
15. "Are you going to be at the meeting?" asked Caitlin. "Of course," _______________ Salvatore.