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Group 10 - Exercise 3

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.
   claimed      control      endanger      explorer      harvest      mocked      perception      rags      spectrum      tastes   
  1. The chemicals are effective against a broad [] of insect pests.
  2. The fire apparently started when a cigarette ash fell on a bunch of oily [] in the garage.
  3. Any changes we make to our environment [] the natural balance.
  4. A Chinese proverb states, "The [] of a whole year depends on what you sow in the springtime."
  5. The [] of beauty is influenced to some degree by subjective components which are culturally dependent.
  6. When Spanish [] Hernando Cortez arrived in the Aztec city Tenochtitlan in 1519, he received a great welcome because the Aztecs thought he was the god Quetzalcoatl.
  7. A Sanskrit proverb states that the greatest hero is one who has [] over his desires.
  8. This spaghetti [] just like my grandma used to make.
  9. She [] she injured her back in the car accident, but insurance agents think she was only faking the injury.
  10. In the Bible, when Jesus was on the cross, the soldiers [] him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"

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