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Suffixes - Nouns - Level 4

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legality
I'm not sure it is legal. I'm not sure about the _____.
prevention
They want to prevent crime, so they spend money on crime _____.
crackdown
The government wants to crack down on drugs. The government launched a _____ on drugs.
retention
We need to retain clients. Client _____ is very important.
ease
We won easily. We won with ____.
secrecy
Don't keep secrets. _____ is bad for your relationships.
breakdown
She broke down. She had a nervous ______.
admiration
I admire her. I have a lot of _____ for her.
consistency
We need to be more consistent. We need more _______.
conception
The child was conceived in May, but I don't know the exact date of _____.
publication
It was published in 2007. A million copies were sold within a month of its _____.
settlement
People settled in this _____ three thousand years ago.
downpour
The rain poured down. There was a _____.
force
He forced me to do it. He used _____.
exploration
NASA explores space. NASA does space _____.
purity
The water is really pure. The _____ level is very high.
likeness
They look alike. There is a clear _____.
complexity
You don't understand how complex it is. You don't understand the _____.
passing
He passed away. We mourned his _____.
claims
He claimed a lot of things. He made a lot of _____.
comparisons
Please compare them. Please make some ______.
analysis
They analysed the data. They did some ______.
recruitment
I recruit new staff. I work in _____.
occurence
It occurs regularly. It is a regular _____.
consumption
Too much alcohol is consumed. Alcohol _____ is too high.
assurance
I assure you it is true. I give my ______.
submission
Please submit your essays before tomorrow. The deadline for _____ is tomorrow.
treat
We treated the children to some sweets. It was a special ____ for the kids.
countdown
Let's count down from 10. Let's do a ______.
adjustment
Adjust it a little. Make a little ______.
recording
I want to record the song. I want to make a _____.
spread
The disease is spreading fast. We must stop the _____ of the disease.
move
He moved his Queen (chess). It was a good _____.
record
We need to record everything in writing. We need a written ______.
combination
They combine well. They are a good _____.
apology
You need to apologise. You need to offer an _____.
acknowledgment
He didn't acknowledge my contribution. He didn't give me any ______.
resignation
The CEO resigned yesterday. He announced his ______.
gathering
The family gathered last Christmas. We had a family _____ last Christmas.
produce
These tomatoes are produced in Spain. This is Spanish _____.
testimony
He testified. He gave his ______.
brevity
His speech was brief. I liked its _____.
denial
I'm surprised that he denied it. His _____ surprised me.
severity
The storm was severe. I was surprised by the ______ of the storm.
calling
I feel CALLED to be a priest. It's my _____.
withdrawal
I didn't know she withdrew from the competition. I didn't know about her _____.
interference
Please don't interfere. I hate ______.
existence
Do you think aliens exist? Do you believe in the _____ of aliens?
findings
This is what the detectives found. These are their ____.
clearance
They want to clear the shop, so they are having a ______ sale.
inclusion
I want it to be included. I support its ____.
release
The film will be released next year. I can't wait for its _____.
recognition
It recognises your voice. It has voice _____ technology.
kickoff
The match kicked off at 3pm. _____ was at 3pm.
uprising
The people rose up against the government. There was an ______.
declaration
The result was declared. A _____ was made.
remainder
The money that remains is the ______.
approval
She approves. She showed her _____.
reach
I can reach it. It is within my ____.
dropout
24% of students dropped out. The _____ rate was 24%.
diagnosis
What do you diagnose? What is your _____?
remains
After death, what remains is a person's _____.
encouragement
They encouraged me a lot. They gave me a lot of ______.
interruptions
Please don't interrupt. I don't want any ______.
accusation
I have been accused but I deny the _____.
upbringing
I was brought up well. I had a good ______.
revelation
I was shocked when the truth was revealed. I was shocked by the _____.
turnout
56% of the population turned out to vote. The _____ was 56%.
attendance
More than 700 people attended the show. The _____ was over 700.
proposal
He proposed to his girlfriend last week. He spent months planning his _____.
announcement
They announced it yesterday. They made an _____.
decline
It declined by 30%. There was a 30% _____.
following
Many people follow him. He has a large _____.
defenses
They defended the city. Their _____ were strong.
threat
He threatened me. He made a _____.
tendency
He tends to get grumpy when he's hungry. He has a _____ to get grumpy when he's hungry.
assumption
You are wrong to assume that. Your _____ is wrong.
modifications
We have modified it. We have made some _____.
accomplishments
She accomplished a lot. She had many ______.
outbreak
Cholera broke out. There was an ______ of cholera.
aim
We are aiming to win. It is our ____.
expansion
I don't want the city to expand. I am against the ____ of the city.
implication
What are you implying? What is your ______?
dismissal
He was dismissed. I think his _____ was unfair.
awareness
I want to make people aware. I want to increase ____.
handling
He handled it well. I was happy with his ____ of the matter.
assignment
It was assigned to me. It was my ______.
entrepreneurship
The government wants more entrepreneurs. The government wants to boost _____.
escape
They escaped from prison. It was an amazing _____.
avoidance
Many people avoid military service. _____ of military service is a big problem.
wear
I wore it a lot. It showed signs of ____.
appreciation
My fans appreciate me. They show their _____.
extension
They are planning to extend their house. They want to build an _____.
rejection
They rejected me. Their _____ hurt me.
attempts
You can attempt the test three times. You can have three _____.
preservation
We want to preserve our culture. The ______ of our culture is important.
replacement
I want to replace my phone. I want to find a _____.
burial
He was buried yesterday. The _____ was yesterday.
entirety
They destroyed the entire city. They destroyed the city in its _____.
division
They want to divide us. They want to sow _____.
miss
His shot only just missed the goal. It was a near ____.
emphasis
You emphasised the wrong thing. Your _____ is wrong.
reference
It refers to his good looks. It is a _____ to his good locks.
relief
It relieves pain. It's for pain _____.
adoption
The new law has been adopted. I am against its _____.
sinking
The Titanic sank in 1912. The _____ of the Titanic shocked the world.
sacrifices
She sacrificed a lot. She made a lot of ______.
novelty
It's something new. It's a _____.
reflection
The mountain is reflected in the lake. You can see the _____ in the lake.
determination
He is very determined. He has a lot of ______.
inheritance
He inherited a lot of money. He got a big _____.
admission
I was surprised that he admitted it. His _____ surprised me.
emergence
Everyone was surprised when it emerged. Its _____ surprised everybody.
likelihood
It is not very likely. The _____ is not very high.
maintenance
He maintains all our equipment. He does _____ work.
burnout
I think I am burning out. I think I'm suffering from _____.
disappearance
I didn't expect it to disappear. I can't explain its _____.
breadth
His ideas are very broad. I admire their ______.
uniqueness
Its a unique place. I love its _______.
cost
Our victory cost us a lot. We are still counting the _____.
lead
He leads us. We follow his ____.
backing
He backed me. He gave me his _____.
conduct
He conducted himself badly. I didn't like his _____.
mark
The wine marked my shirt. It made a ____ on my shirt.
identification
Please identify yourself. Please show your ______.
challenge
He challenged me. He gave me a _____.