Word formation: nouns (CAE Expert SB p42 Unit 3)

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contradiction

the noun from 'contradict', a statement that is opposite to another statement

isolation

the noun from 'isolate', a feeling of being disliked and alone

scrutiny

the noun from 'scrutinise', the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

arrogance

the noun from 'arrogant', excessive pride

rudeness

the noun from 'rude', offensive to others, lacking good social skills

inconvenience

the noun from 'inconvenient', something that requires extra effort or causes trouble

attention

the noun from 'attend (TO sth)', the faculty or power of mental concentration

devotion

the noun from 'devote', complete dedication to a cause or person

imagination

the noun from 'imagine', the creative power of the mind

neutrality

the noun from 'neutral', refusing to take sides in disagreements and wars between countries

innocence

the noun from 'innocent', the state of being free from sin or moral wrong

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