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Robert`s outwardly amiable disposition belied his_____nature; he was more than willing to badmouth a colleague`s work or spread gossip if he thought it would help him advance his career.
The kenjogo or humble language used in Japanese to refer to oneself and the sonkeigo or honorific language used to describe the interlocutor are often toned down in English translation, as more accurate renderings might sound_____to an ear accustomed to more egalitarian phrasings.
To any observer, ancient or _____, the night sky appears as a hemisphere resting on the horizon.
Researchers interested in the nature versus nurture debate use identical twins who were separated at birth to explore which personality characteristics are _____ compared to those that arise through experience.
The Canadian Prime Minister, Mackenzie King, often used séances to contact his dead pet dog for advice; despite this _____ behavior, the public had so much confidence in his ability as a leader that he was in power for 22 years.
The circulation of the blood makes possible human adaptability to the _____ conditions of life, such as atmospheric pressure, level of physical activity, and diet.
Arriving in New Orleans days after Hurricane Zelda had passed and without an adequate number of vehicles of its own, the armed forces began to _____ any working form of transportation they could find, including a bus that had been chartered at great expense by a group of tourists.
A large manufacturer of electronic equipment expects to refurbish 1,800 units next year. Yet it is unlikely that a sufficient number of replacement parts will be available because the number of factory returns has been consistently decreasing over the past five years.

The argument above assumes that
From 1983 to 1993, millions of gallons of liquid waste from commercial manufacturing plants were dumped into inland waterways. There is increasing apprehension that the liquid waste will leak contaminants into local water supplies. That apprehension is unwarranted, as tests of the local water supplies of regions near commercial manufacturers who practiced such dumping during the 1960s showed little or no evidence of such contaminants.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the argument above?
The greater the number of autonomous departments in a government, the more essential is a high level of cooperation. Increased numbers of autonomous departments demand a larger number of specialized policy makers, which leads to a greater burden on administrators and, possibly, to a greater number of difficulties in setting a general policy

There are always greater numbers of autonomous departments in democratic governments than there are in centralized governments.

Which of the following statements must be true if all of the statements above are true?
Statement I. From 1983 to 1991, the yearly level of ultraviolet rays, or UVRs, to which the average person was exposed went down considerably.

Statement II. From 1983 to 1991, the occurrence of retinal irritations caused by UVR exposure went up twofold from previous levels, which were already high. This was true for those people whose exposure was average for each year during the eight-year period.

Which of the following, if true, would reconcile the apparent inconsistency between Statement I and Statement II?
Since running an automobile engine requires fuel, many drivers turn off the engines in their cars when they make a short stop. Yet, scientific studies demonstrate that, in those cases, the cars actually consume more fuel than they would have if the drivers had left the engines running.

Which one of the following, if true, most contributes to an explanation of the apparently paradoxical results of the studies?
The average length of time that a patient lived after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in a certain state increased steadily beginning in 1982. The reason for this increase is that more people experienced a complete remission of their disease than previously. Improved surgical techniques that increased the effectiveness of removing cancerous growths at an advanced stage of development were responsible for the increase in longevity of people diagnosed with stomach cancer.

Which of the following, if true, would most likely be used as evidence to show that improved surgical techniques used on cancer patients diagnosed with stomach cancer were responsible for increasing the longevity of stomach cancer patients?
Which of the following is equal to 10 ?Indicateallpossible values.
a + 7 = 23

b – a = –10

Quantity A

b

Quantity B

4


If$$3^3*9^1^2=3^x$$, what is the value of x ?_____
If x – y > 6 and 2x + y > 30, then which one represents all possible values of x ?
A merchant sells three different sizes of canned tomatoes. A large can costs as much as 5 medium cans or 7 small cans. If a customer buys an equal number of small and large cans of tomatoes for the exact amount of money that would buy 200 medium cans, how many small cans will she buy?
If$$(x+y)^2= 16 and(x–y)^2= 9$$, what is one possible value of$$(x^2–y^2)$$?_____
When the integer a is multiplied by 3, the result is 4 less than 6 times the integer b. Therefore, a – 2b is

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