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Do you think changing schools will __________ my grades?

affect (verb)

The reporter __________ an interest in buying a used car in order to get the salesperson to talk to her.

affected (verb)

I gave my sister the check so she could __________ her share of the bill.

calculate (verb)

You'd better __________ the risks carefully before going on a long trip with that old car.

calculate (verb)

Florida's warm __________ is perfect for growing oranges.

climate (noun)

Do all the problems in the first __________ on page 30.

column (noun)

Forty-six marble __________ support the roof of the Parthenon in Athens.

columns (noun)

My mother writes a weekly sports __________ for the News-Tribune.

column (noun)

Leaves left on the ground will __________ over the winter.

decay (verb)

Dentists say tooth __________ can be prevented by regular brushing and flossing.

decay (noun)

The final score of Monday's game __________ our best hopes.

exceeded (verb)

The officer who stopped me told me never to __________ the speed limit again.

exceed (verb)

Use what you need, and save the __________.

excess (noun)

Last winter my parents paid an __________ amount for heating oil.

excessive (adjective)

A state law __________ smoking in hospitals.

forbids (verb)

Eating in class is __________.

forbidden (adjective)

The children walked hand in hand through the __________ of lemon trees.

grove (noun)

Bats use their webbed front and back __________ to fly.

limbs (noun)

The owl was perched on the top __________ of the tree.

limb (noun)

The __________ Seattle Skydome holds over fifty thousand people.

mammoth (adjective)

Rabbits __________ in about six months and are then able to bear young.

mature (verb)

My brother looks very __________ for only eleven.

mature (adjective)

Some towns __________ overnight parking downtown.

permit (verb)

You need a __________ to go fishing in that lake.

permit (noun)

Some kinds of corn __________ disease better than others.

resist (verb)

The armies of Genghis Khan were so powerful, it was useless to __________ them.

resist (verb)

If you press a shirt with an iron that is too hot, you might __________ the cloth.

scorch (verb)

On such a __________ July day, the only thing I wanted after work was a swim in the ocean.

scorching (adjective)

The Statue of Liberty __________ above New York Harbor.

towers (verb)

Looking up at the __________ skyscrapers gave me a stiff neck.

towering (adjective)

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