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2. I can't believe I sold that stock; that was the ___est thing I've ever done in my life.
4. Many battery-operated devices do not ___ the batteries--you have to buy them separately.
7. The next weekend, they ___ed again for the missing adventurer, but again came up with nothing.
8. In case of earthquake, people should store ___ water, food, and toilet paper in their homes and their vehicles.
9. ___ is a large chain of stores that competes with Wal-Mart and K-Mart; its logo is a red-and-white bullseye.
13. The city council is trying to figure out a way to fine or jail homeowners and businesses that ___ precious water.
14. When someone doesn't like you, it's easy for you to ___ them (even when you're not trying to).
15. The carpet was ___--he hadn't vacuumed it in more than two years.
16. Wal-Mart has thousands of stores worldwide, but its CEO and ___ are in Arkansas.


1. You can find the answers to most of your questions by using your computer to search ___.
3. There is a ___ between his story and her story--he said they were at home at 7 p.m., but she said they were at a restaurant.
5. Many supermarkets have an ___ line for customers with 15 items or fewer.
6. People with asthma or allergies often use air purifiers with ___ (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters in their homes.
10. Kenmore kitchen appliances and Craftsman tools are well-known products from ___.
11. If it ain't broke, don't ___ it. --Popular expression.
12. The ___ made me do it! --Popular expression.
13. ___, founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, employs more than 2 million people worldwide.