|Plato, an important philosopher, is primarily known because he wrote down Socrates`s _____ conversations. It is through Plato`s record of these dialogues that Socrates`s teachings have survived and continue to enlighten seekers of wisdom.|
|Even the colossal meal failed to _____her voracious appetite.|
|Slicks of oil on a rain-soaked street are _____ and beautiful, but the lovely rainbows they produce on the asphalt can seem rather ugly when one reflects upon the road hazards they create and the environmental damage they entail.|
|He had not always been so callous, but with time he became _____to the violence around him.|
When the maker of Megapower, a vitamin supplement, modified its formula two years ago, Tasmania, an island off the coast of New Zealand, suffered a decrease in its export earnings. Tasmania`s only export, kiwi fruit, constitutes a substantial portion of the world supply of that fruit. Researchers concluded that the old Megapower formula contained natural kiwi extract, but the new formula does not.
Which of the following, if true, gives the strongest support for the researchers`claim?
|The (i)_____with which a statement is conveyed is frequently more important to the listener in determining the intended meaning than the actual words (ii)_____. For example, a compliment, when delivered sarcastically, will be perceived by the receiver as fairly insulting.|
|Though a film studio produces works that are (i)_____and artistic, its priorities often dictate that creativity be (ii)_____to a secondary position since the creative process can (iii)_____the organization and hierarchy necessary to running a large company.|
|Science and religion each have core tenets that are considered _____; however, because some scientific tenets are in conflict with some religious ones, these tenets cannot all be correct.|
|Although most medical, preventative ointments commonly in use would have (i)_____an infection, the particular one Helen applied to her sores actually, much to her dismay, (ii)_____her (iii)_____.|
|A single (i)_____remark can easily ruin the career of a politician, so most are quickly trained to avoid such offhand remarks and instead stick to prepared talking points. This training can result in a lack of (ii)_____, however, and elicit in merely (iii)_____, lukewarm responses from crowds.|
|Oscar Wilde`s The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes the _____nature of upper crust British society; its characters take trivial concerns seriously while glibly dismissing important ones.|
|Which of the following, if it were to happen, would best accord with Malthus`s contention as it is stated in the first paragraph?|
|Replacing the word precipitous with which one of the following, would least affect the overall meaning of the sentence?|
|George was a mercurial character; one moment he was optimistic about his prospects, and the next he was _____.|
|Growing up in a wealthy suburb, she felt quite the _____as she began her first job as a llama caretaker on a rural farm.|
|William Shakespeare`s Macbeth was based upon a highly _____version of events that the playwright wrought from Raphael Holinshed`s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland; King Duncan`s death at the hand of Macbeth comprises the play`s only historical truth.|
|While comic book artists such as Neal Adams demonstrated a more thorough mastery of human anatomy than did the generation that preceded them, some readers wondered whether the superheroes they drew were really supposed to be so _____ that every detail of their musculatures would be visible through their clothing.|
g and h are positive integers such that the value of g is twice the value of h.
The ratio of g to 1
The ratio of 1 to h
The average (arithmetic mean) of 67, 78, x, and 101
The average (arithmetic mean) of 66, 79, x, and 102