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Choose the correct word for each sentence. Keep in mind that both words fit, but one word fits

better.


1. The wallpaper has a(n)                                                           pattern of intertwined branches and birds. Intricate/complicated


2. The math equations were more                                            than the freshman expected. Intricate/complicated


3. She wedding attendants admired the                                            pattern on the bride's gown. Intricate/complicated


4. The                                                 weather patterns make it difficult for forecasters to make predictions. sporadic/occasional


5. Even though Malcolm is trying to cut down on caffeine, he enjoys a(n) ________________ cup of tea. sporadic/occasional


6. Emily's visits were unexpected and                                                  ; then stopped altogether. sporadic/occasional


7. The doctor was concerned about the patient's                                                 heartbeat. fitful/irregular


8. After a(n)                                                 sleep, Leonard could barely drag himself out of bed. fitful/irregular


9. The waves grew increasingly                                                             as the hurricane neared the coast. fitful/irregular


10. An exact                                                of the car is sold as a toy. replica/copy


11. The bank needs a                                                       of your signature for its records. replica/copy


12. The Mayflower docked in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is a                                            of the Pilgrims' ship. replica/copy


13. A sponge can                                      six times its weight in water. assimilate/absorb


14. The British student tried to                                                       in her school. assimilate/absorb


15. The brain has to                                                           sensory information from many different sources. assimilate/absorb

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