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Word Formation - (C2) Certificate of Proficiency in English

For Questions 1-8, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Suspicious of everyone

"The world has (0) USED (USE) me so (1) ............ (KIND), I fear it has made me suspicious of everyone." These were the words of one or Victorian England's most (2) ............ (INNOVATE) scientific researchers, a paleontologist and fossil collector who spent a lifetime hunting for finds in southern England. Their knowledge and (3) ............ (SEE) did much to influence geological thinking. The researcher had unlikely beginnings: one of ten children, (4) ............ (BEAR) in 1799 to a carpenter and his wife in the small coastal town of Lyme Regis, with a limited education and few opportunities to read widely. However, the father's sideline — selling fossils to tourists — gave the young geologist a head start in practical science. Their family shop was known throughout Europe as a mecca for (5) ............ (COUNT) collectors and enthusiasts. The rough seas along England's south coast often cause landslides, revealing fossils. Collecting them quickly can be dangerous work. However, this often (6) ............ (COMFORT) and difficult research led to some amazing (7) ............ (DISCOVER): ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and pterosaurs. And yet, with all this experience, this researcher was denied membership of the eminent Geological Society of London, and their research appeared only once in scientific journals during their lifetime. What was the reason for this (8) ............ (OBSCURE)? Mary Anning was a woman.

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