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He found his new acquaintance to be ___________: trying to understand her personality was like peering into an unknown dimension.
The common principle behind the hourglass and the water clock is ___________: controlled movement of a fluid or fluid-like substance from one vessel to another can measure a predetermined amount of time.
By using (i) _____________ prose throughout, the contributors to this anthology have been able to make their subject seem (ii) _____________ in the extreme-of concern only to one another.
The bird-watchers' ________________ distinguishing personal interpretations from factual observations was a liability in their stated goal of obtaining objective information about the everyday behavior of ravens.
The safety features of modern cars have actually had ____________ effect on people`s driving: drivers are lulled into a false sense of security by their cars` sophistication and therefore drive less attentively.
In a production process that is complex and often unpredictable, roles that start out discreetly defined may become quite ______________.
After the first monarch butterfly overwintering site was discovered in Mexico in 1975, the biologist Lincoln Brower (i) _____________ the (ii) _____________ of additional sites. The principal reason for Brower`s contention was that roosting in a very limited area would make the species highly vulnerable to wildfire.
The newspapers described the writer as a (i) _____________, but she was really quite (ii) _____________once you met her in person.
Not all Native American languages have lexical classes corresponding to those of other languages: many have no adjectival category, and some have even brought the ________ of nouns and verbs into question.
Climate change is posited to be a frequent factor in mass extinctions by some scientists who speculate that minor climate shifts can trigger a catastrophic cascade of effects. Although this pattern is (i) _____________ in that it confirm warnings about our own possibly dire future, it is also somehow (ii) _____________, as it sets forth a context for today's turbulent weather as (iii) _____________ in a natural, cyclical process.
Defying expectation, the electorate seems poised to (i) _____________ a number of political tenets so (ii) _____________ that they are often paraded as fact.
Khirigsuurs, distinctive stone-mounded monuments, are so ________ in central and western Mongolia that it has been argued that they were the defining features of the human landscapes of prehistoric Inner Asia.
The fantastic conceit of the film's plot is that global warming (i) __________ global freezing. After a chunk of Antarctic ice the size of Rhode Island suddenly melts, most of what follows-an instant ice age. for example-is impossible as science but not as metaphor. The data from the Greenland ice sheet show that, over the past hundred thousand years, temperatures have often (ii) ___________ - so often that it is our own relatively static experience of climate that should now be seen as (iii) ___________.
In a production process that is complex and often unpredictable, roles that start out discretely defined may become quite _____________.
Duke Ellington managed his career with extreme deliberateness: nothing was _________, and even apparent compromises or trade-offs were actually artful accommodations leading to eventual triumphs.
Prose (i)________ the notion that, as a patron of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim was (ii)________; Guggenheim, Prose argues, simply had limited funds to bestow on the many artists and writers who depended on her.
Researchers concluded that although the success of pearl millet crops in the region varied with seasonal climatic conditions, cultivation remains ____________ because of pearl millet`s predisposition to perform under stressful growing conditions, including drought.
The idea that arguments based on probability are deployed only by (i) _____________ persons is (ii) _____________ even among scientists. Perhaps such an evaluation has partly to do with the origins of the subject in the mathematics of gambling games, not generally regarded as pastimes for people of good character.
Although the Endangered Species Act is intended to conserve ecosystems, it is only the ecosystems of listed endangered and threatened species that the statute (i)_____________. Moreover, even in this sense, the conservation of ecosystems is (ii)_____________ the conservation of listed species: the word "ecosystem" appears only once in the statute, in the purpose statement, and from there the statute is (iii) _____________ species.
Coral reefs are often referred to as the rain forests of the sea, _____________ comparison given that only tropical rain forests can compete with the sheer concentration of biodiversity found in coral reefs.

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