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A. enjoins B. erodes C. debauches D. spawns E. escalates F. augments 14-26 Some people believe a parrot can comprehend the words it utters, but most biologists believe parrots lack such ____ ability. A. auditory B. cognitive C. emulative D. mimetic E. prophetic F. epistemic 14-27 Nothing in the essay is ____: every sentence contributes in an essential way to the overall meaning. A. paramount B. querulous C. redundant D. mandatory E. superfluous F. consummate
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GRE 24 143 14-28 Unlike the wild turkey, which can successfully fly for short distances, the domesticated turkey is completely ____ flight. A. subject to B. bend to C. inept at D. captivated by E. incapable of F. worthy of 14-29 Morale among the staff scientists ____ when the director dolefully announced that chances of the projects' receiving additional funding were ____. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. soared D. overwhelming B. plummeted E. calculable C. splintered F. infinitesimal 14-30 The slogan “What goes up must come down” was so universally accepted by economists that it was considered _____. A. a conjecture B. an axiom C. a fad D. a testimonial E. a speculation F. a maxim 14-31 The corporation`s code of ethics is ludicrous; its principles are either ____, offering clichés in lieu of guidance, or so unspecific as to make any behavior ____. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. platitudinous D. unlikely B. anonymous E. portentous C. instructive F. permissible 14-32 Sally, thoroughly convinced of her own importance, often acts without ____: she feels no guilt, for example, about appropriating her brother`s possessions. A. compunction B. assurance C. misgiving D. indignation E. inducement F. aplomb
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144 GRE 24 14-33 While the official`s actions were widely denounced, they were nonetheless ____, fully within the boundaries of recognized laws. A. profitable B. legal C. advantageous D. licit E. disturbing F. unforgivable 14-34 While tributyltin (TBT) is generally not as ____ as certain other toxic substances, studies of damaging effects on marine life show it is _____ to mollusk fisheries. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. neutral D. essential B. controversial E. devastating C. dangerous F. attracted 14-35 Eager to maintain the party`s lighthearted atmosphere, the host skillfully averted ____ between two of his guests with ____ change of subject. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. a quarrel D. a diplomatic B. a friendship E. an ineffectual C. an respite F. an irritating 14-36 Although normally cheerful and energetic, Nathan was noticeably ____ during the week preceding the announcement of the pending job transfers. A. coherent B. discreet C. subdued D. prudent E. methodical F. repressed 14-37 The editor removed large portions of the manuscript, ____ entire paragraphs that she considered either erroneous or ____. Blank (i) Blank (ii) A. fabricating D. simplistic B. expurgating E. decorous C. salvaging F. offensive
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GRE 24 145 14-38 On Gold Mountain is both ____ and ____; by recounting her Chinese American relatives` lives, Lisa See also illuminates the larger story of the immigrant experience in the United States.
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