CPE Word Formation

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The witness gave the police a complete and ........ account of the accident. (EXHAUST)
exhaustive
He is a very strict ........ who gives his children very little freedom. (DISCIPLINE)
disciplinarian
The island has a very jagged .......... with few natural beaches. (COAST)
coastline
Brighton is a ........ town in the south of England. (COAST)
coastal
Steven is a lovely person but he s not very ........, is he? (DEPEND)
dependable
Please ........ my earlier instruction. The situation has now changed and alternative steps are required. (REGARD)
disregard
He was a well-known ........ and had spent a number of years in prison for deception. (FRAUD)
fraudster
She was arrested for making a ........ claim for unemployment benefit. (FRAUD)
fraudulent
He claimed he had not acted ........ and that he would defend himself against any such accusations. (FRAUD)
fraudulently
Wind power could offer us a ...... supply of energy if only we invested more in research and development. (LIMIT)
limitless
I managed to cut down the tree but I just couldn t ........ the roots. (LODGE)
dislodge
We ve decided to take in a ........ to help us pay for the rent. (LODGE)
lodger
I m looking for temporary ........ while I m working in the area. (LODGE)
lodgings
I think we are going to need a ........ meeting to discuss these matters further. (FOLLOW)
follow-up
Sarah was ........ quiet at the meeting, wasn t she? She s usually quite outspoken. (CHARACTER)
uncharacteristically
The book was superb and the author s ........ of the hero was brilliant. (CHARACTER)
characterization
The delegates were very ........ of the speaker s contribution and gave her a round of applause. (APPRECIATE)
appreciative
There is tremendous ethnic ........ in London. (DIVERSE)
diversity
The area in question is a vast ........ of land in the north of the country.
(EXPAND)
expanse
He was very forthcoming and generally in an ........ mood, explaining in detail the aims of the project.
(EXPAND)
expansive
He gained ........ following his arrest for fraud last year.
(NOTE)
notoriety
The motorway junction is ........ for being an accident hot-spot.
(NOTE)
notorious
We ve been told by the hotel manager that any ........ will have to be paid for when we settle up.
(BREAK)
breakages
A small minority of activists formed a ........ group and opposed the party leadership.
(BREAK)
breakaway
Do you think it's ........ calling the theatre to see if they have any spare tickets?
(WORTH)
worthwhile
It was a very interesting idea and certainly ........ of attention.
(WORTH)
worthy
It's an ........ work that shows a high degree of ambition on the part of the painter.
(ASPIRE)
aspirational
She s an ........ author who has been trying to get a book published for years. (ASPIRE)
aspiring
I've been quite ........ of driving the car since my accident and don t know if I ever want to get behind the wheel again.
(FEAR)
fearful
He has a ........ opponent in the next round who has never lost a fight in his life. (FEAR)
fearsome (furchterregend)
The marathon runners were able to take ........ at several places on the course. (NOURISH)
nourishment
The man had been stranded in the jungle for several days and was clearly ........ and very weak. (NOURISH)
malnourished
The report acted as a ........ and finally resulted in action being taken. (STIMULATE)
stimulus
Coffee and tea are drinks that are ........, and drinking too much of either is unhealthy.
(STIMULATE)
stimulants
We had a very ........ discussion at college about the environment today. It became quite heated at times.
(STIMULATE)
stimulating
Don't be so ........ You ll never win with that attitude.
(DEFEAT)
defeatist
The reason why this team never win anything is because there s a culture of ....... at the club.
(DEFEAT)
defeatism
I responded ........ to his offer to work together as I had heard he did not always finish his projects on time.
(GUARD)
guardedly
The child must be supervised by a parent or ........ at all times in the play area.
(GUARD)
guardian
The new agreement is ........ and stands no chance of succeeding. (WORK)
unworkable
The company are considering cutting the ........ by 50 percent to save money.
(WORK)
workforce
She was very ........ about my views and clearly had no intention of taking my ideas on board.
(DISMISS)
dismissive
He can sometimes treat his students rather ........ making them feel that their opinions aren't valid.
(DISMISS)
dismissively
The employee faces ........ after being caught stealing money from the company.
(DISMISS)
dismissal
He manages a car ......... in the centre of town. (DEALER)
dealership
In my ........ with him he has always been honest and above board.
(DEALER)
dealings
Your ........ is someone who shares the same name as you.
(NAME)
namesake
A friend, who shall remain ........, tells me you re thinking of getting married.
(NAME)
nameless
He's a very rich property ........ who has made a fortune buying and selling apartments in London.
(SPECULATE)
speculator
That's the third time he's called today to speak to the Manager. He s very .........
(PERSIST)
persistant
He became ........ following the manager s decision not to consider him for promotion.
(BITTER)
embittered
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