1. Gladys took a ____ approach to problem solving, so when the committee needed ideas on how to create more low-cost public transportation, she suggested they study what worked well in other cities with similar needs.
2. Researchers in University of Maryland discover that many people subconsciously think that in assessment of others competence and warmth are (i) ____: when they feel someone is highly capable, they will assert that he or she must have a tendency to be (ii) ____.
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A. clearly interconnected D. passive
B. inversely related E. nonchalant
C. physically paralyzed F. unfeeling
3. His new role gives the normally clownish actor a chance to impress audiences with his (i) ___. He is among the most uninhibited comic performers around, but here he buttons his lip and stares straight ahead. Perhaps without quite knowing it, the audience waits for a wink, a hint that some of the (ii) ___ spirit that animated his previous movies might be lurking inside the (iii) ___ manner he presents in this film.
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A. Raillery D. Madcap G. Facetious
B. Effusiveness E. Lugubrious H. Reserved
C. Forbearance F. Edifying I. Beguiling