Story 025


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2. If too much pressure builds up, there will ___ be an explosion. (There's no way that the explosion cannot happen.)
7. Sometimes in the summer, the weather is sunny ___wide, from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
9. ___ Barbara, ___ Monica, and ___ Cruz are beach cities in California.
10. The mountain climber was in a ___ situation after a huge snowstorm continued for 6 days straight.
13. Past, present, ___. 'Today's children are our nation's ___.'
15. To help my mom get out of the chair, I ___ed her my hand.
17. Uni___. Bi___. Spin ___ (in your washing machine).
18. If you make a smart ___, people will be upset with you for talking rudely.
20. Homebuyers and home sellers often use a ___, a professional who belongs to the National Association of ___s.
21. Women put red ___tick on their ___ to make them pretty.
22. An upset horse might bite you, throw you, or ___ you.
23. If Hoover Dam ___s, Lake Mead will become empty quickly. Caroline's parents are ___ing with pride.
24. Mike is ___ about Laura. He wants to marry her.


1. A ___ is like a townhouse, but ___s are usually stacked on top of one another like apartments.
2. If you buy a house, you hope that the ___ rates remain low, like 4 or 5 percent.
3. ___, CA originally had canals, just like the city it was named after in Italy.
4. Kids like to blow ___s with soapy water or ___ gum.
5. It's easier to like others if you like ___.
6. 'Don't do any___ I wouldn't do' is popular advice (and is usually ignored).
8. A ___ cut. The daily ___. Rock, scissors, ___. Wall___.
11. Does ___ know who the 12th President was? Some people know, but certainly not everyone.
12. Your passport and marriage license are ___ documents.
14. Questionnaires will often ask you to ___ a service, with 1 being Poor and 5 being Excellent.
16. If you do not comparison shop first, you will probably ___ for a computer.
19. Some people make or lose a lot of money by investing in the ___ market.