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Marty could not help but view the glass as half-empty: for example, when the economy turned around and jobs began to (i)_____ , Marty insisted to all who would listen that the good news would be quite transient, that another recession was (ii)_____ , and that those who doubted him would later appreciate his unwillingness to celebrate.
The recent convert, still a _____ with respect to the rites of her church, did not yet feel completely comfortable in her new faith.
Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of synonyms is (i)_____ , as words depend on (ii)_____ , connotation, and linguistic and cultural context for their (iii)_____ meanings.
Politicians` tendency to (i)_____ their own virtues by demeaning their opponents is (ii)_____ : what if voters forget the name of the candidate and remember only that of his adversary?
Video game enthusiasts know that, while the astounding advances in technological innovation might increase the level of fun of the gaming experience, such a result is by no means _____.
Middlemcu'ch author George Eliot reportedly bemoaned the dearth of (i)_____ women, of which her well-educated main character, Dorothea, was a (ii)_____ . Therefore, Eliot scholars have long debated the author`s meaning in marrying Dorothea to the elderly preacher Casaubon and having him exploit his bride for (iii)_____ needs.
Dismissed by the establishment, professing nothing but disdain for the canon, and yet beloved by his followers who trumpet his _____ opinions, the raffish pundit is laughing all the way to the bank.
The 1966 opening of the relatively expansive Grace Memorial Bridge signaled a (i)_____ improvement in highway safety in the low country of South Carolina; the old bridge had been (ii)_____ narrow, creating a (iii)_____ driving experience for traders and tourists alike.
Sarah Grand`s short story, "The Tenor and the Boy" was a (i)_____ account of her popular novel The Heavenly Twins, for it was published years before the novel was completed. Unlike the novel`s characters, who were drawn in rich detail, the short story contained mere (ii)_____ caricatures.
One might sometimes wonder whether some of the stories passed down through generations are veritable or (i)_____ ; whether the heroes had such endless mettle or were, in their hearts, occasionally (ii)_____ ; and whether the denizens of the times described were really so (iii)_____ , or were perhaps tinged with a bit of guile.
Although his latest project was relatively _____-little more than a few basic plot points scribbled on a napkin-the veteran screenwriter easily sold the story to a major Hollywood studio.
Despite being located in hot and sunny California, San Francisco is famous for its _____ weather, engendered by the confluence of two different meteorological systems in the Bay Area.
Possessing few natural resources upon its newly-granted independence in 1863, Singapore remained economically _____ until an influx of industrialization and foreign investment took hold there.
Wealth and technology wrought by industrialization gave nations in the northern hemisphere strategic (i)_____ . This included sophisticated weaponry that could easily overpower the more (ii)_____ arms held by the countries of the southern hemisphere.
Even though legislators claimed the Contagious Diseases Acts strengthened the nation, social purists argued the Acts _____ the nation's moral growth by encouraging licentious behavior.
The new lecture hall's _____ design reflected the architect`s minimalist influences.
Bentham provided the conceptual model for modern prisons, though not the actual structural model. In Bentham's (i)_____ , a central watchtower provided a (ii)_____ view of all subjects under surveillance, theoretically allowing the guard to observe all of their actions; the tower, however, was structured in such a way that the subjects being observed could not see the guard. This meant that the prisoners were forced to assume that they were being (iii)_____ , even when the guard was off-duty, allowing prison administrators to be economical in their employment of guards.
The grave accusations made by the plaintiff were almost entirely (i)_____ the testimony of two witnesses. Therefore, when the court (ii)_____ the credentials of those witnesses, the plaintiffs case disintegrated, and the relevant claims were shown to be (iii)_____ .
Modern tennis fans have come to realize that, although, quantum technological leaps in racquet technology have lead to _____ increases in the speed and power with which players can hit the ball, this has not necessarily lead to a more entertaining game.
Many Major League Baseball relief pitchers choose an electrifying theme song to play as they take the mound; the song _____ their fans and instills fear in their opponents.

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