Dave's Choice Words: Exercise #139

  1. abstemious
  2. accede
  3. adumbrate
  4. back-formation
  5. baneful

Put the correct word's number in each box:

Reluctant at first, Jennifer's father spent several days contemplating Mitch's request. On Friday, the father sat down with the suitor and said, "Mitch, you seem a fine young man with gainful employment. I ; you may have my daughter's hand in marriage."

"If you want to secure some venture capital," the business school professor said, "you must give your potential investors a detailed, specific business plan. Do not your goals and processes. Investors reject vague outlines; they want to know everything."

"There can be no life on that planet," the astronomer asserted. "It has a atmosphere that would kill even microbes."

"I must lose ten pounds," Mary said. "So I'll need be for at least the next two months."

"Statistic" is a of "statistics." Other examples of this form of clipping include "haze" from "hazy," "ghostwrite" from "ghostwriter," and "flab" from "flabby."


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