Just when the senator's opponent had__________ the lead in popularity polls, public opinion ____________; as a result, the incumbent senator regained her front-runner position.
Any biographer of this playwright, who assumed an elaborate public facade in order to conceal private concerns, must examine the impulse behind such _____________.
It is said that as a legal team Charles Houston and Thurgood Marshall complemented each other thoroughly: Houston’s sedate manner was _____________ Marshall’s ______________.
Architects define a physical structure as a set of materials arranged in such a way that these materials can ___________ the downward pull of gravity.
Conflicting standards for allowable radiation levels in foods made _____________ appraisals of the damage to crops following the reactor meltdown extremely difficult.
The student’s feelings about presenting the commencement address were _____________; although visibly happy to have been chosen, he was nonetheless ____________ about speaking in public.
In a society that abhors _____________, the nonconformist is persistently ____________.
Both by ___________ and by gender, American painter Mary Cassatt was an _____________, because her artistic peers were Frenchmen.
Only if business continues to expand can it_____________enough new jobs to make up for those that will be _____________ by automation.
The board members, accustomed to the luxury of being chauffeured to corporate meetings in company limousines, were predictably ___________ when they learned that this service had been ______________.
Trinkets intended to have only ____________ appeal can exist virtually forever in landfills because of the ___________ of some plastics.
Despite its apparent ____________, much of early Greek philosophical thought was actually marked by a kind of unconscious dogmatism that led to _____________ assertions.
The editor expected her reporters to be _____________, but the number of_____________ in the articles submitted clearly showed that her expectations were often not met.
Many people find Stanley Jordan’s music not only entertaining but also _____________; listening to it helps them to relax and to _____________ the tensions they feel at the end of a trying day.
Instead of presenting a balanced view of both sides of the issue, the speaker became increasingly ______________, insisting on the correctness of his position.
The theory of the______________ of cultures argues that all societies with highly developed technologies will evolve similar social institutions.
Alice Walker's The Temple of My Familiar, far from being a tight, _____________ narrative, is instead_____________ novel that roams freely and imaginatively over a half-‐million years.
The spacecraft has two ______________ sets of electronic components; if one fails, its duplicate will still function.
Frank was confident that he had presented the most ____________ plan possible, but in reality his proposals were just the opposite, neither practical nor useful enough to produce any worthwhile results.
Despite years of poverty and ________________, the poet Ruth Pitter produced work that is now________________ by a range of literary critics.
The two travelers may have chosen ______________ routes across the continent, but the starting point was the same for each.
The former cult-‐film director ________________ his original audience by making films that appealed instead to the general public.
In many cases, the formerly _____________ origins of diseases have now been identified through modern scientific techniques.
Marine biologist Sylvia Earle makes a career of expanding the limits of deep-‐sea mobility, making hitherto impossible tasks _______________ through the new technology designed by her company.
He _____________ the practices of aggressive autograph seekers, arguing that anyone distinguished enough to merit such ______________ also deserved to be treated courteously.