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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 April, 2004, 12:00am

'Out' words

The following words begin with the prefix 'out-' . Look up the meanings of the ones you do not know and put each into one of the sentences below.

outlook ; outdoors; outbreak; outcome; outburst; outset; outspoken; outlay

1. The ______ we need to start the business is at least five million dollars.

2. The ______ for their new business is quite positive.

3. She is very ______. Her big mouth will get her into trouble one day.

4. I love being ______ when the weather is warm like today.

5. From the ______ of his career it was obvious he was going to get to the top.

6. We were in Paris at the ______ of war.

7. Why did you lose your temper? Your ______ made you look foolish.

8. I don't know what the ____ of all your arguing will be.

Answers: 1.outlay; 2.outlook; 3.outspoken; 4.outdoors; 5.outset; 6.outbreak; 7.outburst; 8.outcome