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1: one's attendants or associates 2: SURROUNDINGS instrumental 1: a: serving as a crucial means, agent, or tool *was instrumental in organizing the strike* b: of, relating to, or done with an instrument or tool 2: relating to, composed for, or performed on a musical instrument 3: of, relating to, or being a grammatical case or form expressing means or agency 4: of or relating to instrumentalism 5: OPERANT 3 *instrumental learning* *instrumental conditioning* lobby 1: to promote (as a project) or secure the passage of (as legislation) by influencing public officials 2: to attempt to influence or sway (as a public official) toward a desired action self-serving serving one's own interests often in disregard of the truth or the interests of others EXERCISE 6-1 Like many other groups of people in the United States who have needed laws to _____ equal rights, Americans with disabilities have had to _____ legislation addressing their concerns. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. guarantee D. contend with B. preclude E. lobby for C. compound F. enact 6-2 The café attracts a _____ clientele: a startlingly heterogeneous group of people collects there. A. miscellaneous B. callous C. languid D. motley E. mysterious F. arcane
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6 GRE 24 6-3 The second edition of the textbook provides _____ footnotes; since the first edition, the editors have apparently _____ a great deal of background data. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. illegible D. amassed B. monotonous E. embellished C. copious F. clarified 6-4 Professor Fernandez has been _____ about most of the purportedly humanitarian aspects of the colonial government and has insisted that its actions were, on the contrary, _____. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. disillusioned D. self-serving B. dubious E. benevolent C. enthusiastic F. sporadic 6-5 Concrete is _____ of many materials, a composite of rocks, pebbles, sand, and cement. A. conflation B. a distillation C. a concordance D. an aberration E. an amalgamation F. an agreement 6-6 The depiction of the _____ wolf is largely a misconception; wolves are _____ creatures that prefer to run in packs. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. lone D. dangerous B. vicious E. social C. hungry F. famished 6-7 Jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong is renowned for his improvisations on the trumpet; his innovations as a vocalist are equally ______. A. obscure B. remarkable C. conventional D. erroneous E. noteworthy F. inexact
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GRE 24 7 6-8 Andrew’s hunch that Ms. Smith would lose the election was _____ when her opponent won in a landslide, proving Andrew’s _____ to be correct. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. compromised D. prediction B. confirmed E. intuition C. belied F. endorsement 6-9 The medicine does have a salutary effect by _____ pain, even if recent studies prove that it cannot eliminate such discomfort entirely. A. alleviating B. annihilating C. revitalizing D. eradicating E. augmenting F. palliating 6-10 The intern was almost too _____; he felt the suffering of his patients as if it were his own.
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