Advanced Vocabulary Exercise: 'Getting Smaller' Gap Fill

These words have similar meanings, with the idea of '(getting) smaller' or 'disappearing'. Choose the best one for each sentence, using the correct verb form.

abridge - contract - fall - lose - lower - recede - reduce - shrink - subside - subtract

  1. The price is 20% for the sale.
  2. The children are learning to add and .
  3. You need to your expectations.
  4. He is afraid he might get bald because he has a hairline.
  5. After an hour, the fury of the storm had .
  6. The stock market yesterday.
  7. The doctor says that I have to some weight.
  8. Metals expand when they are heated and when they are cooled.
  9. I already read the version of that book.
  10. That sweater might if you wash it in hot water.

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