One might expect someone of such _____ views to have a comparably dour personality, but people who have worked with her talk about how she uses her considerable charm to convince people that she is right.
A. forbearing B. convoluted C. felicitous D. astringent E. hyperbolic
People accustomed to thinking that the human lifespan （i）_____ the outer bounds of animal longevity tend to dismiss tales of musket balls being found in the shells of living turtles. Samantha Romney, however, argues that while such stories may be （ii）_____, some turtles do indeed exhibit a phenomenon known as “negligible （iii）_____,” showing no signs of aging even as they pass the two-century mark.
A. belies D. apocryphal G. rejuvenation B. demarcates E. authentic H. superannuation C. antedates F. heresy I. senescence
The recent exhibition on Dadaism is nothing if not _____, for the visual arts are currently awash in Dadaist gestures and gambits of one variety or another.
A. sensational B. timely C. daunting D. ill-advised E. opportune F. misguided
Far from （i）_____ corporate influence on the academy, Taylor would like to see more of it; he is particularly （ii）_____ the idea of universities partnering with for-profit companies to sell online courses.
A. decrying D. enamored of B. presuming E. judicious about C. investigating F. unnerved by
To say the actors were （i）_____ their director is an understatement: a director who is visibly bored by his cast and their performances is hard to （ii）_____.
A. disappointed in D. lambast B. accepting of E. displease C. motivated by F. suffer
Publisher, publicist, and broadcasters love anniversaries, those occasions when historical events become （i）_____ in （ii）_____ culture of celebration. On such occasions patriotic sentiment and national pride wrapped in the panoply of history to manufacture a mythical past that is serviceable for public （iii）_____.
A. elusive moments D. an authentic G. consumption B. marketable artifacts E. a commercial H. scrutiny C. raging controversies F. an elitist I. censure
Appreciating that mathematical notation presents a major roadblock to many students, some well-meaning educators （i）_____ them by （ii）_____ the use of notation; but this is an unfortunate detour, since practice with notation （iii）_____ the important skill of reasoning.
A. enrich D. mandating G. compromises B. discourage E. accelerating H. promotes C. accommodate F. minimizing I. circumvents
Because archaeology explores the most profound changes in human history by means of a grossly incomplete record; it has invited the sort of bold, imaginative interpretation in which speculation too easily becomes _____ evidence.
A. replaced by B. constrained by C. untethered from D. divorced from E. substituted for F. constricted by
He accused some people who _____ him of being by contrast supportive of another candidate, who shared a similar stance on most political issues.
A. offended B. lauded C. excoriated D. promoted E. noticed
Up to the 1970s, histories of science tended to be （i）_____ not least in their focus on discoveries and theories that could be read as anticipating later scientific orthodoxies, rather than on those deemed （ii）_____ in their own periods. Historians of science are now routinely far more sensitive on such scores.
A. anachronistic D. major B. convoluted E. fallacious C. undogmatic F. inessential
Individuals interested in longevity have sought to fine-tune their bodies with all kinds of _____ diets: only raw foods; only plant; only the flesh, fruit, and nuts that prehistoric humans would have hunted and foraged.
A. eccentric B. meager C. salutary D. proscriptive E. trendy F. exacting
Barker’s account of how mores have evolved over time is illuminating. It reveals as （i）_____ and （ii）_____ some values that have often been regarded as （iii）_____, while uncovering other values that do indeed seem to be universal.
A. transient D. transcendent G. liberating B. instinctive E. relative H. nonnegotiable C. resilient F. enduring I. antiquated