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Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
endanger

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Example Sentences:

Your reckless driving [endangered] the lives of everyone in the car.

Raising taxes at this time could [endanger] this slow recovery of the economy.

It's too windy to go out in a boat without [endangering] yourself and the others.



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claim

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Example Sentences:

The woman [claimed] she had seen a UFO land in a nearby field.

Henry was accused of stealing a chocolate bar, but he [claimed] that he had just forgotten to pay for it.

A man [claiming] to be a police officer entered the home of an elderly woman, and stole all her valuables.



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harvest

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All the family and neighbors worked together to [harvest] the wheat at the end of the season.

Police believe that the value of the marijuana discovered in a Seattle basement would be worth almost a million dollars after being [harvested].

Unusually good weather this spring and summer promises an excellent [harvest] for farmers in the fall.



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explore

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The children spent the day [exploring] the beach, and building a fort out of logs.

The success of the [exploration] for oil in Maritime Canada has brought new hopes for economic development in the region.

They visited previously [unexplored] regions of the Amazon to look for medicinal plants.



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taste

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Example Sentences:

My Mexican friends tell me that British food [tastes] really bland.

Would you like a [taste] of my cheesecake? It's delicious.

This vegetable saut is quite [tasty]. Is that ginger you put in it?



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perceive

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Example Sentences:

Unfortunately, many second language students seem to [perceive] language learning as something that can be achieved in a few months, whereas in reality, it is a life-long process.

Children do not always [perceive] the relationship between success and effort in the things they do.

Cigarette smoking is widely [perceived] as being the most serious health issue in society today.



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control

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Example Sentences:

They are unable to [control] their son, and he does whatever he wants.

All dogs in the park must be on a leash and under the [control] of their owners.

His wife really [controls] him. She's always telling him what to do.



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spectrum

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Example Sentences:

A rainbow is a large band of parallel stripes which displays the full [spectrum] of colors.

The light [spectrum] is composed of seven principal colors.

White light is a mixture of all the colors in the [spectrum].



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rag

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Example Sentences:

I wiped the grease off my bicycle with an old [rag] I found in the basement.

That old [rag] you found is all that is left of my son's favorite baby blanket.

In some countries, there are people who are so poor that they either dress in filthy [rags] or have nothing at all to wear.



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mock

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Example Sentences:

He was sent to the principal's office for [mocking] his teacher.

Part of our training in first aid included a [mock] fire with multiple casualties.

The other children often [mocked] Allan because he didn't know how to swim or ride a bicycle.



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