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Match the vocabulary words with the definitions on the right.

lack, cast, craft, alps, axis, rank, staff, crank

_________ A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.
_________ A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
_________ Plural form of alp.
_________ A long, straight stick, especially one used to assist in walking.
_________ Having a very strong and bad odor.
_________ A bent piece of an axle, or shaft, or an arm attached at right angles to the end of a shaft or wheel, used to impart a circular action to a wheel or other mechanical device and create power; also used to change circular into reciprocating motion, or reciprocating into circular motion.
_________ The skilled practice of a practical occupation.
_________ An imaginary line around which an object spins (an axis of rotation) or is symmetrically arranged (an axis of symmetry).