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This set accompanies class at http://lukelanguagetraining.com/c1-virtue-and-vice
Terms in this set (10)
-the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect-
"He remained calm and composed throughout the ordeal, not once relinquishing his __________."
(7 letters, suffix '-ity')
-the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties-
"He showed great __________ , fighting back from 1-5 down to take the 4th set 7-5."
(10 letters, suffix '-ence')
-the ability to understand one's own thought, feelings, abilities and limitations-
"He politely excused himself from the party after he finished his second gin and tonic; __________ telling him it wouldn't be a good idea to continue and end up drunk."
(2 hyphenated words - 4 letters and 9 letters, suffix '-ness')
-the act of pardoning someone after having offended, upset or harmed you-
"__________ on both sides was key to creating reconciliation between the two warring factions."
(11 letters, suffix '-ness')
-the ability to continue doing something or wait for a long time without losing interest or becoming irritated-
"After waiting there for her for over an hour, I started running out of __________ ."
(8 letters, suffix '-ence')
-the quality of courtesy shown to others through gesture or language-
"__________ had often come to her rescue, just when she was at the point of telling someone what she really thought of them."
(10 letters, suffix '-ness')
-the state of compliance with the moral and social standards accepted by the majority-
"It wasn't a good moment for her to insist on expressing her individuality; with such scrutiny over her recent behaviour, she risked completely losing all __________ ."
(14 letters, suffix '-ity')
-the quality of being obedient or cooperative when doing things asked of you or expected of you by others-
" __________ was a quality he placed above all personal considerations, visiting his patients regularly in the middle of the night, even when on holiday."
(11 letters, suffix '-ness')
-the treatment of people as considered morally and socially fair and right-
"Though he admitted to fatally wounding the attacker, he appealed to the jury's sense of __________ , stating that any husband and father would have done the same to protect their family."
(7 letters, suffix '-ice')
-the act of giving up something of personal value in the interest of others-
"Although it would damage her prospects of promotion in the company, she decided the __________ was worth it for ensuring the stability and happiness of her children."
(9 letters, suffix '-ice')
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