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paired stories, second series
5: birth injuries
b: Richard C
oman
vocabulary quiz
key to this exercise
story: "Richard Coman"

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

confirm

crawl

delay

devoted

diapers

drain

enormous

hint

hire

interrupt

mechanic

mentally

neighbour

overdue

period

pregnancy

relieved

represent

suspended

1 clothing worn by babies to absorb urine and feces (liquid and solid waste)
2 something that arrives later than expected (babies, planes, payments)
3 someone who lives close to you
4 stop something from happening on time — or when it was expected
5 give someone a job
6 a small sign or clue that can help you guess the truth
7 move around on hands and knees like a baby; also: the way insects move
8 not usual or common
9 show that something you already believed or expected is really true
10 time during which a woman carries a baby inside her body
11 very big
12 held up by air or water — and staying in the same position, not moving
13 remove water or other fluid through an opening
14 a person who repairs engines and similar things
15 caring a lot about someone — and taking care of him or her
16 stop an activity before it is finished; stop a person before he or she finishes
17 a "length" of time; time that passes between one point and another point
18 do or say something in someone else's place — and to help that person
19 feeling better because you don't have to worry about some problem anymore
20 having something to do with the mind (with the way our brains work)