English Vocabulary Exercises - Verbs, Verbs & more Verbs - Exercise 16-4

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. He was fired from his job because of his _______________ to work overtime.
2. Be careful of the _______________ dogs in the village; they could be carrying disease.
3. His cheeks were all _______________ after he had two teeth pulled out.
4. Despite her repeated _______________ that she was innocent, everyone was sure she was guilty.
5. The results of the tests are _______________ signs that his cancer may be beaten.
6. Mr. Jones' _______________ from the company was due to his frequent absences and his lack of hard work.
7. Nelson Mandela's _______________ to the cause of freedom in South Africa eventually led him from jail to the presidency of his country.
8. The _______________ of talks between the two countries is a good sign for the future of the peace process.
9. We'll have to be _______________ in our spending if we want to make our money last.
10. The _______________ of the murdered child was attended by almost the entire town.
11. You must have your parents' _______________ before you can go on the field trip.
12. Thousands of people _______________ into the streets of the capital to celebrate their country's victory in the World Cup.
13. The cashier tried to _______________ the robber until the store security guard arrived.
14. The ruling party suffered a _______________ defeat at the hands of the left-wing party.