1. My grandma has a strong belief in all things ________: she insists, for example, that the house in which she lived as a child was haunted.
2. Consolidating memory is not instantaneous or even ________: every memory must be encoded and moved from short-term to long-term storage, and some of these memories are, for whatever reason, move vividly imprinted than others.
3. Many of the unusual behaviors attributed to crows — such as drinking coffee or presenting gifts to people who feed them — are based on (i)________ and therefore fall into the category of (ii)________ rather than science.
A. long-term observation
B. controlled experiments
C. secondhand testimony
4. The notion of film producers as the ogres of the movie business has proved an (i)________ one, but according to The Producers by Tim Adler, it is not always grounded in reality. Attacking what he calls the “auteur myth” — the idea of the director as the single purveyor of art in an industry otherwise people with (ii)________ — he places at the heart of his book an image of the producer, not the director, as the primary (iii)________ force in the development and production of a movie.
5. The (i) ________ nature of the candidate’s comments is calculated. As a long-standing target of critics who regard him as a radical, he understand that he needs to be (ii)________ as possible if he is to overcome those critiques and appear as a (iii)________ leader.
6. The new art museum’s (i)________ building augurs well for that ambitious institution because it speaks of (ii)________ contemporary architecture on the part of the board of directors that may (iii)________ equal astuteness about contemporary art.
D. a discernment about
E. a hostility toward
F. an intoxication by
7. Members of union’s negotiating team insisted on several changes to company’s proposal before they would support it, making it clear that they would ________ no compromise.
8. Excessive focus on what might have been can cause in us feelings of restlessness and regret, but some scientists are beginning to think that it might cause ________ as well.
9. Apparent flaws in the sculptor’s work have not ________ its respectful reception by most modern critics.
10. Williamson had a fierce commitment to achieving an accord, spending enormous amount of time trying to forge a consensus out of an often ________ assembly.