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The economist noted that the occupations she analyzed in her study, which included waitresses, flight attendants, clerical workers and domestic workers, ___________ categorization: none can be captured by a single distinguishing characteristic.
On stage, jazz artist James Carter often veers dangerously close to the ___________ : he becomes a man possessed, his tenor saxophone wailing and whimpering with a musicality so muscular it threatens to consume him.
Wheelan proceeds from the assumption that statistics are ___________, and, consequently, can be taught with minimal intimidation through examples.
Nicolaus Copernicus was much less ___________ than commonly thought: he wanted to improve the cosmological theory of his day by introducing one important change while preserving as many of its conceptual foundations as possible.
Since the diplomat knew that her diary might eventually be made public and that it would therefore be advisable to omit sensitive details, it is surprising that she described events with such ____________.
Because the weight of melting ice sheets and glaciers is increasing pressure on the Earth's ocean floors, causing them to sink, measurements of sea-level rise have probably ___________ the increasing volume of water in the oceans.
The researcher's recent study provides a crucial introduction to the subject of ancient Chinese tombs, supplying objective data and classifying recovered items, but that introduction is (i) ___________ insofar as it (ii) _________ questions about possible meanings of the arrangement of items within the tombs.
Linus Torvalds` adamant opposition to (i) _______ the operating system he created probably (ii) _______ programmers who were wary of any activities by software distributors that smacked even remotely of commercialism.
As a work of popular science the book is (i) _______: its focus may be on numbers, but most of the mathematical legwork is confined to the appendices--and the accompanying commentary is amusing and witty, as well as (ii) _______.
The (i) _____ in some portions of Sanskrit accounts of their author`s activities at India's seventeenth-century Mughal court make our knowledge of those activities (ii) ______ in some of its particulars. In general, however, these accounts present claims that are (iii) ______, so it is reasonable to use the accounts to construct an overarching social history of these authors' court lives.
As a muralist John Thomas Biggers followed his own voice exclusively; absorbed by personal artistic challenges, he devoted ________ attention to prevailing trends in the art world.
The ________ nature of medieval Islamic cartography is not readily apparent, as mapmakers would seldom acknowledge, let alone document, the fact that they received commissions from powerful patrons.
Recent research runs counter to the long-cherished notion that a small drop in body temperature during and after surgery is either ________ or actually protects the patient by slowing metabolism and reducing the body`s demand for blood and oxygen.
Technological developments in the nineteenth century took longer to ________ than they do today: many of that century's advances were known to scientists but not to average people.
Because they were traditionally ______________, Jain monks in sixteenth-century India particularly valued special dispensations from the royal court granting them freedom of movement.
Twentieth-century tussles in cosmology illustrate the ________ of science, for they highlight both the human drive to explore nature and the limits that our minds inevitably impose on our understanding.
It is incorrect to think of eighth-century Japan as (i)______. In western and central Japan, for example, there was considerable (ii)________, with many inhabitants deriving their ancestry from the Wa and Yamato peoples and at least a third being descendants of Korean immigrants unrelated to those peoples.
While the professor was once known for expressing herself (i)________, that is no longer true. Her writing style is much more (ii)________ than it was when she started her career over 30 years ago.
For private fossil collectors, a fossil`s value is (i)________ the object itself. For scientists, however, the value of a fossil is usually (ii)________. Most paleontological research focuses not only on the fossil itself, but also on the fossil`s location, the kind of rock it was found in, its position in the historical sequence, and how the fossil is positioned relative to other fossils.
Documenting the lives of African Americans before Emancipation is (i)________ undertaking: even when printed accounts are (ii)________, they are often (iii)________, and details printed as fact may be merely speculative.

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