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Derivation



A. Adj.—Noun B. Noun--Adj. C. Verb--Noun

Practical- Coward-- to indicate--

Stubborn- Temperament- to suggest--

Reliable- Self-control- to irritate--

Resourceful- Ambition- to tend--

Amiable- Passion- to confide--

Passive-

Jealous-

7. Give the derivative of the word given in brackets to make each sentence grammatically correct:

1). Large nostrils show strong character and ( reliable).

2). A cleft in a chin is a sign of ( self-centered).

3). A large mouth means ( generous).

4). Close-knit eyebrows show someone who is ( nervousness).

5). Heavy eyebrows indicate great ( strong).

6). Large eyes signify unusual ( perceptive).

7). A receding chin indicates ( impatient).

8). A prominent chin suggests ( determined).

Using the negative prefixes im-, un-, dis-, etc change the meaning of these adjectives into the opposite one. Make use of the dictionary.

Practical-

Trustworthy-

Loyal-

Intelligent-

Reliable-

Patient-

Secure-

Agreeable-

9. Make use of the adjectives from the previous exercise to fill in the gaps:

a) She is so…by nature that nobody can get on with her.

b) Be… with your children!

c) He felt … only when he fastened his seat-belt.

d) Everyone thinks she is … after she broke the promise.

e) Don’t take so much luggage with you, Sally! Oh, you are so ….

10. Match the synonyms:

Stubborn Blunt

Loyal Practical

Down-to-earth Obstinate

Imaginative Balanced

Conservative True

Out-spoken Inventive

Stable Traditional





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