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1. The train accident was ___able; the engineer shouldn't have been texting his friends.
3. The ___-mannered nurse got angry at the doctor for ignoring the patient's question.
8. He has a ___ case of influenza and will be in bed for at least a week.
9. ___ was dripping down the little boy's nose; he wiped it on his sleeve.
11. Dentists recommend a ___ dental health program of regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits.
12. Boxers ___ their teeth by wearing a mouthguard.
13. The ___ of the plane hitting the house at midnight woke up the whole block.
17. In the dead of night, thieves stole all the metal plaques off the tombstones in the ___ to sell as scrap.
18. At first he thought he had a cold; the next day, his high fever made him realize that he had the ___.
21. The leaves on the trees ___ turn brilliant shades of red and gold.
22. He sucked on lozenges to soothe his sore ___.
23. Sick people who lie in bed for a long time can develop bed___s.
24. Because many nursing homes ignore federal standards, they are not safe places for the ___ people who stay there.


2. Geologists predict that the Big One will ___ in southern California before 2035.
4. ___ is very contagious; it is caused by a virus, and symptoms include headaches, chills, and fever.
5. If you have a cold or the flu, you will ___ be coughing and blowing your nose.
6. A: Achoo! B: Bless you. But next time, please cover your mouth when you ___.
7. The supermarket ___s customer satisfaction; if dissatisfied, return the product for an exchange or a refund.
8. Annual flu ___s now cost about $15 to $20.
10. The shooting ___ was in surgery for four hours.
14. He ___ed his illness by refusing to take his medication.
15. The ___ caused him to sweat and have chills. When he finally fell asleep, he had nightmares.
16. Common ___s of a cold are a runny nose, coughing, and sneezing.
19. ___es, not bacteria, cause colds and the flu.
20. Doctors do not know what ___s many diseases; they just treat the symptoms.