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Though ____________ in his musical expression, the American jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus eventually developed a personal voice that proved to be much more than a simple mixture of jazz styles.
Recent research has identified ____________ bats' navigational tool,echolocation:smooth,vertical surfaces such as the metal or glass plates on buildings can trick a bat into thinking it is flying in open air.
Though most physicists claim that the standard model of particle physics is wrong, some prefer to say that the theory is ____________: it succeeds in answering certain questions but has nothing to say about others.
As decorated a runner as Shalane Flanagan is, perhaps her greater accomplishment lies in ____________ the rising talent around her: all of her training partners-11 women in total-have qualified for the Olympics.
Taylor's ____________ nature enabled her to bring together and work successfully with people of very diverse, and often conflicting, views.
The origin tales of the Native American Koasati people, which offer explanations of how the universe came into being, use two different strategies: some are direct, presenting an explanation that is central to the tale, while others are (i)_____________ in that the explanation is (ii)____________ the tale.
Newcomb did more than merely extol the use of objective analysis to address social problems. Through a steady stream of books, articles, and speeches, he sought to provide a (i)____________ examination of and prescription for political and economic ills,thus practically demonstrating-rather than simply (ii)____________ -the (iii)____________ of such impartial study.
Computers triumphed at chess not by (i)____________ human thought, but by playing like machines. The analogy with flight is (ii)____________: as long as people tried to fly by imitating birds, they were doomed to failure; once they (iii)____________ the paradigm of the familiar, however, they were soon flying much faster than birds.
Studies of almanacs written in the United States in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries have not been particularly ____________: only recently have scholars begun to use almanacs in more insightful ways to analyze scientific beliefs, politics, and ideology.
Accounts of early opera performances-both of the performances themselves and of their social milieu- indicate that the origins of the genre were anything but ____________; it began at the peak.
Several factors contribute to the____________ of swordfish,including the speed at which they travel, the vast distances they cover in their migration, and their impressive stamina.
In the sea,the normally strict relationship between latitude and temperature is ____________ along coasts by ocean currents: warm currents can extend tropical and subtropical temperatures poleward, while cool currents lower temperatures in these latitudes.
Brennan' (i)____________ is being blamed for damaging the company's reputation. Her lawyers, however, say that she does not lie and that she's been nothing but (ii)____________ from the beginning.
Today we do not generally view wildfires as (i)____________; but indigenous Californians recognized centuries ago that fires can (ii)____________ of many resources, such as acorns and mesquite beans, by eliminating underbrush.
Although workers are eager to believe rumors that the manufacturer plans to invest in modernizing the local plant, the troubled auto company has made no public commitment that would ____________ the plant's future.
Many people remember a time when cutting-edge architects, who are these days treated like celebrities, had ____________ relationship with the public: for much of the 1960s, big new buildings in cities were often cause for hostility, not celebration.
In this otherwise ____________ study, the internal tensions resulting from the increasing integration of the United States with the world economy are simply mentioned rather than analyzed.
There is a vast disparity of computational power between mathematical ____________ like many of us and a mathematical prodigy like Ramanujan.
In the Hawaiian Islands, where the volcanic material is initially too ____________ to support running surface water, rainwater simply percolates down through the substratum.
In wastewater tested before and after treatment at some treatment plants, certain medications were found in higher concentrations after treatment than before, suggesting that microbes used to clean wastewater may also be ____________ some medications that had broken down earlier.

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