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RDNG 052. Thursday, June 23, 2011. Nadia’s ___________ ability in basketball became apparent when she turned 12. Her movements had once been clumsy, but now they were smooth and controlled. Cursory Latent Interim Shun Latent (present, but hidden or inactive).

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Rdng 052

RDNG 052

Thursday, June 23, 2011


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  • Nadia’s ___________ ability in basketball became apparent when she turned 12. Her movements had once been clumsy, but now they were smooth and controlled.

    • Cursory

    • Latent

    • Interim

    • Shun

      Latent (present, but hidden or inactive)


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  • Presidents __________ as Supreme Court justices people who share their political views.

    • Deviate

    • Improvise

    • Designate

    • Secular

      Designate (to name to an office or duty)


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  • I hear Andy dropped out of college. What caused him to __________ from his plan to get his degree?

    • Deviate

    • Simulate

    • Designate

    • Improvise

      Deviate – to turn aside from a path or direction


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  • Because his story about a flat tire sounded ______, my parents allowed the stranger to use our telephone.

    • Shun

    • Cursory

    • Simulate

    • Credible

      Credible - believable


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  • In the _____ between applying to college and getting the letter of acceptance, I spent a lot of time worrying.

    • Latent

    • Interim

    • Deviate

    • Secular

      Interim – the period of time in between


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  • Margo couldn’t identify the driver of the car that had hit her. She’d given him only a(n) _______ glance at the time of the accident.

  • Cursory

  • Improvise

  • Latent

  • Interim

    Cursory – done quickly & without attention to detail


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  • The chorus is known for its gospel music, but it also performs _______ compositions, including show tunes.

    • Secular

    • Interim

    • Credible

    • Simulate

      Secular – not directly related to religion


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  • When the actor forgot his lines, he was forced to _______ some dialog until the stage manager whispered to him from offstage.

    • Latent

    • Designate

    • Shun

    • Improvise

      Improvise – to invent


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  • Tony found the hardest part of overcoming his addiction was learning to ______ people and places that would tempt him to use drugs again.

    • Deviate

    • Simulate

    • Shun

    • Latent

      Shun – to keep away from, avoid consistently


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  • The zoo’s exhibits ______ the natural environments of animals. The orangutans, for example, live in a space that looks much like an Asian rain forest.

    • Simulate

    • Designate

    • Credible

    • Improvise

      Simulate – to act or look like; imitate


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  • Quiz next Tuesday on vocabulary words from ch. 21 sheets & on critical thinking and organizing (outlines)

  • HW Due Tuesday: “Are Lotteries Fair?”


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