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"From the Ted Talk by Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war"

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I rmemeber one day, it was a very hot day in the spring, and we hadn't been in a fight in a couple of weeks, maybe. Usually, the outpost was aekttcad, and we hadn't seen any combat in a clpoue of weeks, and everyone was just stunned with boredom and heat. And I remember the lieutenant walking past me sort of stripped to the waist. It was incredibly hot. Stripped to the waist, walked past me muttering, "Oh God, please someone atactk us today." That's how broed they were. That's war too, is a lieutenant saying, "Please make something happen because we're going crazy."

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I ________ one day, it was a very hot day in the spring, and we hadn't been in a fight in a couple of weeks, maybe. Usually, the outpost was ________, and we hadn't seen any combat in a ______ of weeks, and everyone was just stunned with boredom and heat. And I remember the lieutenant walking past me sort of stripped to the waist. It was incredibly hot. Stripped to the waist, walked past me muttering, "Oh God, please someone ______ us today." That's how _____ they were. That's war too, is a lieutenant saying, "Please make something happen because we're going crazy."

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  1. couple
  2. bored
  3. attack
  4. remember
  5. attacked

Original Text

I remember one day, it was a very hot day in the spring, and we hadn't been in a fight in a couple of weeks, maybe. Usually, the outpost was attacked, and we hadn't seen any combat in a couple of weeks, and everyone was just stunned with boredom and heat. And I remember the lieutenant walking past me sort of stripped to the waist. It was incredibly hot. Stripped to the waist, walked past me muttering, "Oh God, please someone attack us today." That's how bored they were. That's war too, is a lieutenant saying, "Please make something happen because we're going crazy."

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