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2. The well-mannered man stood up and ___ offered the lady his seat.
5. The florist ___ped a few leaves off the bottom of the stem.
6. The power went out at 10 p.m.; she lit a couple of scented ___s.
7. The tape was wrapped so ___ around the garden hose that it didn't leak at all.
8. She ___ed her husband's shirt; it was perfume (but it wasn't hers).
9. If you have a gas leak in your kitchen, the strong ___ of rotten eggs will alert you.
11. Customers ___red their savings from IndyMac to other banks when they heard the bankruptcy rumor.
13. People burn different kinds of incense because they like the ___.
14. Chanel and Lancome are well-known makers of ___s, colognes, and fragrances.
15. Most people do not ___ how difficult it is for an adult to learn a second language.


1. Born in Mexico, Anthony ___ was a famous actor who fathered his 13th child when he was 80.
3. He ___d the tie three times before his wife tied it correctly on her first try.
4. It was getting chilly, so she put on the ___ her grandma had knitted her.
6. There was a long line at the checkout ___.
8. He accidentally ___ged his new shirt on a nail sticking out of the unfinished building.
10. The cat ___ed the sweater by pulling on it with its nails.
12. The smoke and ___ of burning rubber drifted for miles.
13. Try not to ___ when you get angry--simply count to 10. (Cursing is impolite.)