Compound Nouns

Index
Match the compound nouns on the left with the definitions on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable. ANSWERS
  • intake
  • outskirts
  • ​aftermath
  • onslaught
  • inset
  • downturn
  • backdrop
  • underdog
  • outcast
  • about-turn
  • a large violent attack by an army
  • a reduction in economic or business activity
  • a person who has little status in society
  • the amount of something that you eat or drink
  • a person who has been rejected by their society
  • everything that can be seen around an event or scene
  • the consequences of a significant unpleasant event
  • a change of opinion, position or policy
  • the parts of a city that are furthest from the centre
  • a small picture or map inside a larger one
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