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How many similar words can you think of for the word "gate"? Add to this list. 

hallwayportalportico_____________________Did you know that Americans use gate as a suffix to refer to a political scandal or some kind of wrongdoing? We have Richard Nixon and Watergate to thank for that. 
In recent history, many scandals or controversial events have received the suffix -gate. Here are a few.  Match each with one of the scandals below. 


So, can you think of any local or national scandal that deserves tthe suffix -gate? Why/Why not?