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"It is hard to watch a paycheck go up in smoke. I just got paid two days ago and I am already broke. I only bought two pairs of pants and the money is already gone," Tina said to Grace.

Correct answer: (b) smoke

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"I have been busy the last couple of weeks being the go-between for my brother and his soon-to-be ex-wife. Whenever each of them wants to give the other a message, guess who the call to relay the message? It is very annoying but I understand that they are not getting along right now and are not yet on speaking terms," Irma told her best friend Jacky.

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"My sister's kid had a full scholarship to Harvard University and decided to start a landscaping company instead. Only God knows why. I can't understand why he would pass up such a good opportunity to be set for life," Maxine told Larissa.

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"I am moving about six hours away with my best friend to go to school. I know you want me to stay in this town but that isn't the best option for me. God forbid I find my own life away from you two," Rick told his parents on his 18th birthday.

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"My husband is always out on the course with his friends playing golf on the weekends. When I married him, he didn't even like golf. I never thought I would become a golf widow," Lilly told Sylvia.

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When he was a teenager, he left home as much as possible because it was too much of a goldfish bowl for his taste. Everything he said and did could be seen and examined at anytime.

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