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01. He is a man of [moderate] opinions.
02. Most things we eat are okay for our health if we eat them in [moderation].
03. We enjoy the [moderate] climate here.
04. You need to [moderate] the amount of salt that you eat because it could lead to high blood pressure.
05. His political views are quite [moderate].
06. The government needs to move a little to the center if it doesn't want to lose the [moderates] in the party.
07. Truman Capote once said that life is a [moderately] good play with a badly written third act.
08. Manly Hall once observed that [moderation] is the secret of survival.
09. [Moderate] dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour.
10. Research suggests that [moderate] to heavy drinking increases a woman's risk for breast cancer.
11. People who are usually inactive can improve their health and well-being by becoming even [moderately] active on a regular basis.
12. Because Afghanistan is far from the ocean and sea, no nearby bodies of water exist to [moderate] its climate.
13. Compared to other countries on the Pacific rim, such as Japan or Chile, New Zealand experiences only [moderate] volcanic and earthquake activity.
14. In August 1997, Iran's new President, [moderate] Muslim cleric Mohammad Khatami, took office with a message of peace to the world.
15. The Bible says that wine drunk with [moderation] is the joy of the soul and the heart.
16. The climate of Great Britain is described as temperate, [moderated] by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current.
17. Numerous studies have shown that second language fluency increases with [moderate] amounts of alcohol.
18. A recent study indicates that light to [moderate] alcohol consumption is of slight benefit in reducing the risk of heart disease.

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