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


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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