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Reading and writing fill in the blanks practice exercise. Below is text with blanks. Choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.

Here’s a possible blood pressure remedy.  And it’s for those who can stand the heat. It’s (1) ……………………., the “active(2) ………………….. ” in peppers like habaneros that should (3) ………………….. be sold by prescription only. While lips burn and eyes water, blood vessels actually relax, thanks to increased production of the (4) …………………. molecule nitric oxide. In rodents, anyway. For 7 months, the researchers in China fed a steady diet of capsaicin to rats bred to be hypertensive. Long-term consumption of the (5) …………………… substantially lowered the rats’ blood pressure. And the results appear in the August issue of the journal Cell Metabolism. Previous (6) ………………….. found mixed results with capsaicin, but those studies only looked at short-term effects. Human trials are needed, but there’s already a clue.  Only few people in northeastern China have high blood pressure. But the southwest where hot peppers are a dietary staple has a much lower (7) …………………….., half in some places.

(1) connotation, capsaicin, summation, imagination
(2)steeliest, ingredient, seemliest, dreariest
(3) probably, numerology, syrupy, tenably
(4) innerspring, signaling, telemetering, peeling
(5) conditional , indispensable, derivational, chemical
(6) perch, inarch, research, mulchy
(7) incidence, discipline, specialists, preparedness

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