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The laboratory maze has grown ever less _____ since it was first invented instead of hoping to lose a rodent in a labyrinth; today’s scientists design mazes to elicit a few simple, easily measured behaviors.

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intricate  

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Sterling

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Very good

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The political upheaval caught most people by surprise: despite the _____ warnings of some commentators, it had never seemed that imminent.

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stern

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comprehensive

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including all the necessary facts, details, or problems that need to be dealt with

SYN: thorough 

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The beauty of the scientific approach is that even when individual researchers do _____ bias or partiality, others can correct them using a framework of evidence on which everyone broadly agrees.

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succumb to

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In a book that inclines to _____, an epilogue arguing that ballet is dead arrives simply as one more overstatement.

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pessimism

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Gainsay

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to say that something is not true, or to disagree with someone.

Syn: Contradict

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Among the Meakambut people of Papua New Guinea, legends are associated with specific caves in the Sepik region, and these legends are _____: only the cave owner can share its secrets.

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impenetrable

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lopsided

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1) having one side that is lower or heavier than the other
 2) unequal or uneven, especially in an unfair way

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The economic recovery was somewhat lopsided: (i)_____ in some of the industrial economies while (ii)_____ in others of them

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i) Unexpected

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This problem is (iii)_____ by the fact that many signals seem to shift in meaning according to the context in which they are produced and the developmental stage of the individuals producing them

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augmented

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It is a paradox of the Victorians that they were both _____ and, through their empire, cosmopolitan.

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insular

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The laboratory maze has grown ever less _____ since it was first invented instead of hoping to lose a rodent in a labyrinth; today’s scientists design mazes to elicit a few simple, easily measured behaviors.

A:

intricate  

Q:

Sterling

A:

Very good

Q:

The political upheaval caught most people by surprise: despite the _____ warnings of some commentators, it had never seemed that imminent.

A:

stern

Q:

comprehensive

A:

including all the necessary facts, details, or problems that need to be dealt with

SYN: thorough 

Q:

The beauty of the scientific approach is that even when individual researchers do _____ bias or partiality, others can correct them using a framework of evidence on which everyone broadly agrees.

A:

succumb to

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In a book that inclines to _____, an epilogue arguing that ballet is dead arrives simply as one more overstatement.

A:

pessimism

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Gainsay

A:

to say that something is not true, or to disagree with someone.

Syn: Contradict

Q:

Among the Meakambut people of Papua New Guinea, legends are associated with specific caves in the Sepik region, and these legends are _____: only the cave owner can share its secrets.

A:

impenetrable

Q:

lopsided

A:

1) having one side that is lower or heavier than the other
 2) unequal or uneven, especially in an unfair way

Q:

The economic recovery was somewhat lopsided: (i)_____ in some of the industrial economies while (ii)_____ in others of them

A:

i) Unexpected

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This problem is (iii)_____ by the fact that many signals seem to shift in meaning according to the context in which they are produced and the developmental stage of the individuals producing them

A:

augmented

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It is a paradox of the Victorians that they were both _____ and, through their empire, cosmopolitan.

A:

insular

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