1. The corporation expects only _____increases in sales next year despite a yearlong effort to retrieve its retailing business.
2. Thomas Paine, whose political writing was often flamboyant, was in private life a surprisingly _____man: he lived in rented rooms, ate little, and wore drab clothes.
3. Exposure to low-intensity gamma radiation slows the rate of growth of the spoilage microorganisms in food in much the same way that the low heat used in pasteurization _____ the spoilage action of the microorganisms in milk.
4. Roman historians who study the period 30 B.C. to A.D. 180 can _____ the “Augustan peace” only by failing to recognize that this peace in many respects resembled that of death.
5. Under ethical guideline recently adopted by the National Institutes of Health, human genes are to be manipulated only to correct disease for which _____ treatments are unsatisfactory.
6. In contrast to the substantial muscular activity required for inhalation, exhalation is usually a _____ process.
7. The labor union and the company’s management, despite their long history of unfailingly acerbic disagreement on nearly every issue, have nevertheless reached an unexpectedly _____, albeit still tentative, agreement on next year’s contract.
8. Word order in a sentence was much freer in old French than it is in French today, this _____disappeared as the French language gradually lost its case distinctions.
9. She writes across generational lines, making the past so _____ that our belief that the present is the true locus of experience is undermined
10. Just as the authors’ book on eels is often a key text for courses in marine vertebrate zoology, their ideas on animal development and phylogeny _____teaching in this area.
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