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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.

When astronaut Alan Shepard took his first swing at a golf ball on the moon, there he hit more dirt than ball. The dust he kicked up (1) ………………………….. the idea that the moon is one big sand trap. But looks can be deceiving. Now, scientists reanalyzing lunar samples and say that our satellite is at least a hundred times wetter than we thought. The results appear in the (2) …………………………….. of the National Academy of Sciences.  (3) ……………………….. manning the Apollo missions brought home plenty of moon rocks. In long years of  looking at those samples, no one ever found a trace of water. That could be because the (4) ……………………… that made the moon in the first place was so hot that volatile elements like hydrogen, a key component of H2O, largely burned away. Now, using a (5) ………………………….. that can identify elements present in just a few (6) ………………………., scientists have taken another look at three lunar samples, two from Apollo missions and one meteorite found in Africa. And they detected hydroxyl, the HO that’s left behind when a rock (7) ……………………… from magma containing water. At last the results suggest that water may be ubiquitous in the interior of the moon.

(1) reinforced, croaked, resort, manor
(2) Greetings, Proceedings, Feeding, Defeating
(3) Awards, Belongs, Haws, Astronauts
(4) collision, dogmatism, predisposition, collision
(5) sheik, technique, implement, pipsqueak
(6) imperialism, behaviorism, parts-per-billion, complexion
(7) crystallizes, pasteurizes, tidings, reauthorizes

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