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paired stories, second series

5: birth injuries
a: Melissa Crawford
vocabulary quiz
key to this exercise
story: "Melissa Crawford"

INSTRUCTIONS: Put the correct number in the empty box beside each word.
approximately

canal

catastrophe

chronic

competent

deliver

deprive

detect

diabetes

eventually

extricate

failure

faint

gestation

handicapped

induce

kidney

negligent

sacrifice

uterus

1 because of injury or disease, not able to walk, or see, or understand, etcetera
2 part of a woman's body where a baby grows before it is born; a womb
3 prevent someone from getting something; take something from someone
4 help a woman give birth; bring something to someone
5 remove something from somewhere where it is stuck or trapped
6 a long passage through which something can move; a tube
7 not loud, difficult to hear
8 part of the human body that removes waste and controls water content
9 disease caused by body's inability to remove sugar from blood
10 find or discover something — a previously unnoticed disease for example
11 time during which a baby grows inside its mother's body
12 able to do a good job
13 to make something happen (a birth, for example); persuade
14 being careless when it is your duty to be careful
15 giving something up or going without something in order to help others
16 finally; after a long time; "in the end"
17 not a success; not working properly (a part of the body, for example)
18 about; around; close to
19 a disease that does not go away but does not get worse
20 something very bad happening suddenly