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Group 8 - Exercise 5

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.
   abrupt      brutality      gathered      intimacy      patriot      relegated      shining      signals      situation      substance   
  1. Our neighbor is a strong [], and actually has a flag pole in front of his house.
  2. His hockey career came to an [] end because of knee problems.
  3. James Dent once suggested that a perfect summer day is when the sun is [], the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
  4. A good manager is able to handle any kind of difficult [].
  5. After making a single popular album, the group was quickly [] to the status of "one-hit wonders."
  6. The children all [] around the artist as he painted the picture.
  7. Strangely enough, research has found that cocoa powder contains a [] that may actually reduce tooth decay.
  8. James Garfield once said that ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a [].
  9. Public displays of [] are considered improper in Indonesia.
  10. Nerve [] may travel through nerve or muscle fibers at speeds as high as 240 miles per hour.

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