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* Max ____ ____ ___ ____ __ drinking coffee when he was 18, and now he drinks five cups a day.

to begin doing something on a constant or consistent basis; to start doing something that one eventually does frequently

to fall into the habit of

* Max fell into the habit of drinking coffee when he was 18, and now he drinks five cups a day.

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* The Sunday _______ of the newspaper is usually thicker than the versions printed throughout the rest of the week.

version; one issue or printing of a magazine, newspaper, or journal that has several issues within a day, week, month, or year

edition

* The Sunday edition of the newspaper is usually thicker than the versions printed throughout the rest of the week.

3

* Olivia is ______ about the clothes she wears and only buys clothes from famous designers.

choosey; selective; waiting for the best option instead of choosing any available option

picky

* Olivia is picky about the clothes she wears and only buys clothes from famous designers.

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* Billy is good at working alone, but _____ __ _____ __ working with a group, he does not do well.

when it concerns; when discussing a specific topic

when it comes to

* Billy is good at working alone, but when it comes to working with a group, he does not do well.

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* Alicia likes chocolate and vanilla ice cream, but she _______ chocolate and chooses it more often than vanilla.

to like one thing more than another

to prefer

* Alicia likes chocolate and vanilla ice cream, but she prefers chocolate and chooses it more often than vanilla.

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* Leonard enjoys classical music and will listen to it ____ any other type of music when given the choice.

more than; instead of

over

* Leonard enjoys classical music and will listen to it over any other type of music when given the choice.

7

* I own a cat, but ____ ___ __ _____. I like dogs just as much as I like cats.

don’t misunderstand me; do not get the wrong impression about what I am saying

don't get me wrong

* I own a cat, but don’t get me wrong. I like dogs just as much as I like cats.

8

* Janet is a video game ______ who spends too much time playing every day.

addict; someone who is obsessed or overly interested in an something

junkie

* Janet is a video game junkie who spends too much time playing every day.

9

* Even though there was nothing he wanted to read in the magazine, Benjamin _______ through it to pass the time.

to look at something without wanting to find anything specific

to browse

* Even though there was nothing he wanted to read in the magazine, Benjamin browsed through it to pass the time.

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* Gisele looked through the _________ to find out if there were any local companies hiring new workers.

a section of the newspaper that lists jobs or items that people want or items that people want to give to someone else

classifieds

* Gisele looked through the classifieds to find out if there were any local companies hiring new workers.

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* Aaron _______ the article on taking care of pets because he did not have any pets and had no reason to read it.

to pass by without stopping; to not pay attention to

to skip

* Aaron skipped the article on taking care of pets because he did not have any pets and had no reason to read it.

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* Mary drew her own comics and hoped to publish a comic strip in the _______ one day.

comic strips; a section of short comics or cartoons (pictures that tell a humorous story) in the newspaper

funnies

* Mary drew her own comics and hoped to publish a comic strip in the funnies one day.

13

* William was unable to focus on the boring book, so he just started _______ _______ the pages without really reading it.

to flip through

* William was unable to focus on the boring book, so he just started flipping through the pages without really reading it.

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* The __________ _____ had two columns written by two newspaper editors who always disagreed with each other.

a section of the newspaper that contains written opinions, usually written by people who work for the newspaper

editorial page

* The editorial page had two columns written by two newspaper editors who always disagreed with each other.

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* Kanisha did not have enough time to read the document in detail, so she _______ through it to get a general understanding of what it was about.

to read something quickly, not focusing on many details

to skim

* Kanisha did not have enough time to read the document in detail, so she skimmed through it to get a general understanding of what it was about.

16

* The other seasons are fine, but ______ ______ the beauty of autumn.

nothing is better than; nothing else is as good as

nothing beats

* The other seasons are fine, but nothing beats the beauty of autumn.

17

* Instead of throwing away their plastic bottles, the family ________ them.

to reuse; to collect materials so that those materials can be turned into another product and used again

to recycle

* Instead of throwing away their plastic bottles, the family recycled them.