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1. It was discovered that nerve receptors in the face tell the heart to ________ down the instant we hit water, causing pulse rates to drop.

  • A. Slow
  • B. Race
  • C. Settle
  • D. Choke
  • E. Throttle
Answer

D and E

A careful reading of the sentence suggests that the missing word is related to slowing down of the heart as the sentence clearly brings out that the pulse rates drop. Therefore, A, D and E could be the likely answers. However, we need to choose only two words that mean the same and which will impart the same meaning to the sentence when placed in the blank. Therefore, D and E are the correct answers as out of these three words, 'choke' and 'throttle' are the closest in meaning.

2. Among the dangers of free diving, the most ________ is the brain's frightening tendency to shut down within 15 feet of the surface during the ascent.

  • A. Comforting
  • B. Perplexing
  • C. Predictable
  • D. Disconcerting
  • E. Unpredictable
Answer

B and D

The missing word is describing a tendency of the brain which is frightening and is a danger of free diving. This implies that 'comforting' is clearly incorrect. Out of the remaining four answer options, 'perplexing' and 'disconcerting' are the only two words that mean the same and hence, B and D are the correct answers.

3. Without ________ action, the atmosphere's concentration of greenhouse gases is expected to double from pre-industrial levels by the end of this century.

  • A. Expeditious
  • B. Valuable
  • C. Expendable
  • D. Crucial
  • E. Prompt
Answer

A and E

The missing word is describing the action that needs to be taken. C is clearly incorrect as placing 'expendable' in the blank will render the sentence meaningless. The words 'prompt' and 'expeditious' mean the same. In the absence of any other synonyms in the given list, it is evident that A and E are the correct answers.

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