CAE Word Formation

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For questions 1-8, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. You can use the "?" button to get a clue but by doing so you will lose points. EXAM DESCRIPTION

Carnivorous Plants

 
Most carnivorous plants stand alone in the plant world not only in their unique  
method of (1) ... nutrition, but in the extraordinary degree to which the leaves SUPPLEMENT
have become changed from our idea of a typical leaf-blade to meet this end.  
Some have evolved into pitcher forms, often (2) ... of strange flowers, while REMINISCE
others have developed the power of movement, reminding one in their actions  
of steel traps, mouse traps, or even sea anemones. The (3) ... to bizarre USUAL
appearance of most is curious enough, but the varied and often (4) ... artful ASTONISH
methods employed in the (5) ... of the prey, frequently combined with added SEDUCE
(6) ... of technique which may be peculiar to a species, cannot fail to fascinate. REFINE
Carnivorous plants occur both amongst the flowering plants and in the Fungi.  
While some reference will be made to the principle trap types of the latter, they  
remain a subject in themselves, and it will be the former which concerns us  
here. On these, a number of works have already been published In English,  
mainly in the United States. While the (7) ... of these have been brief works MAJOR
of a popular kind there have been some (8) ... exceptions. Quite apart from NOTE
the interest provided by their traps, it should be not forgotten that they are  
attractive plants in themselves; some are indeed beautiful.  
   
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ANSWERS


SUPPLEMENTARY
NOUN TO ADJECTIVE SUPPLEMENT => SUPPLEMENTARY
SUFFIX (-ARY) A suffix occurring originally in loanwords from Classical and Medieval Latin, on adjectives: ELEMENTARY

REMINISCENT
VERB TO ADJECTIVE REMINISCE => REMINISCENT
SUFFIX (-ENT) A suffix, equivalent to -ant, appearing in nouns and adjectives of Latin origin: DEPENDENT

MOVEMENT
VERB TO NOUN MOVE => MOVEMENT
SUFFIX (MENT) A suffix of nouns, often concrete, denoting an action or resulting state: REFRESHMENT
UNUSUAL
ADJECTIVE TO NEGATIVE USUAL => UNUSUAL
PREFIX (-UN) A prefix meaning "not," freely used as an English formative, giving negative or opposite force in adjectives and their derivative adverbs and nouns: UNFAIR

ASTONISHINGLY
VERB TO ADVERB ASTONISH => ASTONISHINGLY
SUFFIX (-LY) A suffix forming adverbs: GRADUALLY

SEDUCTION
VERB TO NOUN SEDUCE => SEDUCTION
SUFFIX (-TION) A suffix occurring in words of Latin origin, used to form abstract nouns from verbs or stems not identical with verbs: STARVATION

REFINEMENTS
VERB TO NOUN REFINE => REFINEMENT
SUFFIX (-MENT) a suffix of nouns, often concrete, denoting an action or resulting state, a product or means: REFRESHMENT

REFERENCE
VERB TO NOUN REFER => REFERENCE
SUFFIX (-ENCE) A noun suffix equivalent to -ance, corresponding to the suffix -ent in adjectives: DIFFERENCE
MAJORITY
ADJECTIVE TO NOUN MAJOR => MAJORITY
SUFFIX (-ITY) A suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition: CIVILITY

NOTABLE
VERB TO ADJECTIVE NOTE => NOTABLE
SUFFIX (-ABLE) A suffix meaning "capable of, susceptible of, fit for, tending to, given to," associated in meaning with the word 'able': LAUDABLE
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