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1. Blood vessels in the skin and extremities constrict, while those in the brain, heart and lungs dilate, ________ blood to the places that count.

  • A. Delegating
  • B. Shunting
  • C. Bleeding
  • D. Diverting
  • E. Relegating
Answer

B and D

The words, 'relegating' and 'delegating' mean the same which is to assign responsibility. However, it is aptly clear that the context in which the missing word has been used does not warrant the use of either A or E as the correct answer. Out of the remaining options, 'shunting' and 'diverting' are the closest in meaning and therefore, B and D are the correct answers.

2. The researchers called for ________ new efforts to improve existing technologies and develop others like fusion reactors or space-based solar power plants.

  • A. Deleterious
  • B. Detrimental
  • C. Intensive
  • D. Adverse
  • E. Exhaustive
Answer

C and E

It is obvious that the missing word is a positive word as it is describing the efforts which will lead to subsequent improvement. Therefore, even though A, B and D carry the same meaning, they are all incorrect as they all carry a negative connotation. C and E mean the same and both of them fit in well with the message being conveyed by the sentence and hence, C and E are the correct answers.

3. The envelope, at least in part, is formed at the end cell division by ________ fragments of the endoplasmic reticulum.

  • A. Amalgamating
  • B. Dispersing
  • C. Rescinding
  • D. Coalescing
  • E. Disintegrating
Answer

A and D

A careful reading of the sentence suggests that the fragments of the endoplasmic reticulum are joining to form the envelope. It is unlikely that the envelope will be formed if the fragments are dispersing or disintegrating. Therefore, A and D are the correct answers as they mean the same and placing either of them in the blank completes the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

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