Cambridge C2 Proficiency

C2 Proficiency - Word Formation Exercise 25

For each question, fill the space or spaces in the sentence using the base word given in bold below. The required word may be a noun, adverb, adjective or verb and it may be either positive (e.g. helpful) or negative (e.g. unhelpful).


1. The job candidate's impressive made him a top contender for the position.
qualify

2. The professor took an overly approach to the issue which alienated some people.
intellect

3. The building was as a historic landmark by the city council which meant it would receive protection.
design

4. Her brightened the entire room, spreading positivity all around.
cheer

5. The speaker’s argument, though compelling, failed to sway the sceptical audience.
superficial

6. The manager will the new company policies in the upcoming meeting.
clear

7. Despite our attempts to rouse her, she remained .
respond

8. Maradona was often an player whose reading of the game defied understanding.
intuition

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