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2. You can't watch TV or listen to the radio without suffering through long ___ breaks every 10 minutes or so.
3. A ___ person believes that if something sounds too good to be true, it must be true.
5. ___ is deception, usually involving money. If someone sells you property he doesn't own, he commits fraud.
6. Thomas Edison is one of the greatest ___ors in US history. He is most famous for ___ing the light bulb.
7. ___ engines propel satellites and men (and occasionally monkeys) into outer space.
8. Even if you are a renter, you can ___ your belongings against theft, fire, and flood.
9. A TV station sometimes announces that it will have an ___ (and sometimes live) interview with somebody famous or important. (Stay tuned!)
11. Not too many years ago, late night TV advertised ___-on hair for balding men (and yes, it looked exactly like it was ___ed on!).
13. If you park at the meter too long, the little red ___ flag will pop up and the meter maid will be there in 60 (sometimes 70) seconds to write you a ticket.
14. Do you want to get ___ of those extra pounds? Eat less and exercise more!
15. If you are convicted of committing a crime, the judge will ___ you to a period of time in prison.
17. Mustard gas is an example of a poisonous substance that has been used in ___ warfare. (Man's inhumanity to man.)
18. On the Internet there is a fraud called the Nigerian scam (or ___) which suckers people into parting with their money.
20. When explosives are properly placed throughout an aging building, the explosion will cause the building to ___ upon itself.
22. If you get any email from Nigeria, you should automatically think '___.' (They just want your money!)
23. Don't accept the first offer you hear; if you ___, you will probably end up with a better offer.
24. 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the USSR's Sputnik, the first man-made ___ to circle the Earth.
25. Starbucks, unlike most other big corporations, does not ___ on TV, radio, or other media. Yet it's hugely successful. How can that be?


1. In 2003 the space ___ Columbia burnt up while coming back to Earth, killing all seven crew members.
2. According to the package, a 16-ounce box of pasta contains 8 servings; each serving contains 210 ___s.
4. The real estate world generally consists of residential ___ and commercial ___.
8. Nowadays you can buy ___ tapes/CDs/DVDs that will teach you just about anything.
10. Corporations hire ___s who charge big bucks to tell the managers what the employees have been trying to tell the managers for years.
12. Some people are packrats; they refuse to ___ rid of their clutter. (Their relatives throw it all out when they die.)
16. Water ___s from the oceans and later falls back to Earth (usually too much in one place and too little in another) as rain.
19. Just as most wild animals try to ___ people, most people try to ___ confrontation.
21. It would be a ___ if the US soldiers in Iraq die in vain (as they did in Vietnam).