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Rich found the chance shift in the path of the storm (i)_____ , as he was hoping to use the excuse of heavy weather to (ii)_____ more much needed time. With the deadline (iii)_____ and his credibility on the line., he will have to find a way to get the presentation done.
The defense attorney`s _____ closing statement was not enough to sway the jurors in his client`s favor; stirring words could not conceal the defendant`s evident guilt.
A recent Harris Poll indicated that many professions have seen a decline in their (i)_____ over the past several years; teaching, in contrast., has (ii)_____ more respect over the same time period.
In 1770s colonial New England, Puritans _____ the celebration of Christmas, which they considered to be an odious reminder of the Pope`s tyranny.
The (i)_____ lining of an eggshell is (ii)_____ , and this is the reason using salt water to boil an egg can make the egg taste salty. For the same reason, it is important not to store eggs in the refrigerator with uncovered, strong-smelling food items since the scents can (iii)_____ the egg, causing it to taste bad.
Many dog owners treat their pets too _____ , forgetting that canines have evolved in competitive environments in which emotional coddling was a sign of weakness.
As part of Marina Abramovics groundbreaking exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the artist herself logged 700 hours over the course of 3 months in a small chair. Visitors were invited to sit across from the performance artist`s stolid countenance, for whatever (i)_____ they desired, the (ii)_____ sitting for only a few moments and the bold sitting for several hours; the visitors thus became (iii)_____ components of the piece, wittingly or unwittingly.
Repulsed by _____ employees, the executive informed his staff that he preferred constructive criticism to calculated flattery.
Students may consider modernist works such as James Joyce`s Finnegan's Wake to be more _____ than Victorian prose: Victorian narratives are linear and predictable, while Joyce`s tortuous plots are fragmented and fickle, and they confound the reader.
It struck Professor Steele as (i)_____ that the eighteenth-century Bavarians devoted such effort to building houses of worship because at the same time, the rest of Europe`s religious fervor was (ii)_____ , while movements such as nihilism gained steam.
Ancient generals, lacking modern technologies such as radio and satellite communication, often found that one of the most significant challenges in warfare was accurate _____ of the myriad of changes on the battlefield or in the campaign.
In psychological literature, the "sleeper effect" refers to the phenomenon in which a persuasive message from a trustworthy source loses _____ over time, while the efficacy of a message from a less credible source simultaneously increases.
Pundits do not believe that the sporadic calls for her ouster-outcries spurred by both her unusual lifestyle and social policies-have compelled the monarch to seriously consider _____ .
For some time, scientists refused to believe that Earth`s continents are made of moving tectonic plates. Physicists, who could not devise a theory to explain the now-accepted process, rejected the theory outright, as did geologists, who were far too (i)_____ in their thinking, thereby (ii)_____ the advancement of science for a time.
E.L. Doctorow argues that the role of artists in the 21st century is to provide a reminder that even in (i)_____ world, one thing is (ii)_____ : America will always be a nation of (iii)_____ free expression.
Dolly Madison., the wife of President James Madison., was known especially for her _____ , remaining calm even as the British invaded Washington D.C. during the War of 1812.
Seth was extremely _____ , and did not enjoy activities that required effort to meet new people.
Though Denise`s colleagues occasionally took the distant look on her face to mean that she was (i)_____ , she was actually thoroughly (ii)_____ of what was happening in the office at all times.
Some religious leaders have declared inaction on environmental issues to be _____ , because it may now be considered a sin to pollute the earth.
Because he ate high-calorie snacks while riding the exercise bike, Julie ridiculed DeRay`s workout philosophy as _____.

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