Q115. Updated reading and writing fill in the blanks

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. 

It’s the season for celebrating – and many of those celebrations include imbibing alcohol. Which (1………..) leaves us the next morning with (2……….) reminders of our excesses. But does what we drink—say bourbon versus vodka—make a difference? Apparently so, according to a study in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Researchers enlisted 95 volunteers. Their sleep (3……….) were measured to make sure that lack of rest didn’t distort the results. Those who got drunk on bourbon reported worse (4……….) s—headaches, nausea and general discomfort. And they performed worse on tasks that (5…………) careful attention for (6…………) They didn’t sleep any worse than vodka drinkers, though. Here’s why bourbon might hurt more: many alcoholic beverages contain byproducts of fermentation called (7……….), complex organic compounds that in large doses can have toxic effects. And darker distilled drinks and wines generally have more of these congeners than do lighter ones. Bourbon, in fact, has 37 times more than vodka does. Which, the researchers note, may add to the hangover effect. So if you’re worried about a dark hangover cloud in the morning, maybe stick to lighter drinks tonight.

1. sometimes, fives, whites, jive
2. irrecoverable, uncomfortable, inhospitable, practicable
3. patterns, surgeons, scatters, cousins
4. hangover, bondholder, backwater, stockbroker
5. aquired, redialed, required, misfired
6. decision-making, prevaricating, divaricating, matriculating
7. congeners, asses, jobbers, gases 

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