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1. A ________ in his nature shows through his record of teaching English in a Junior High School and not trying to speak that language in public later.

  • A. Monotony
  • B. Tenacity
  • C. Split
  • D. Dichotomy
  • E. Bonding
Answer

C and D

The missing word has been used to describe an aspect of the subject's nature. The word, 'dichotomy' is used to indicate a division into halves. This implies that C and D would carry the same meaning when used in the context implied by the author. There are no other synonyms in the given list. Therefore, C and D are the correct answers.

2. Until the mid-20th century, scientists believed that the human chest cavity would ________ at a depth of around 115 feet underwater.

  • A. Explode
  • B. Implode
  • C. Cave in
  • D. Saturate
  • E. Drown
Answer

B and C

The word, 'implode' means to cave in or to collapse inwards. Therefore, B and C are synonyms. In the absence of any other synonyms in the given list of answer options, it is evident that B and C are the correct answers.

3. When he was the President, he gave the impression of an extremely cautious man with high ________ for consensus.

  • A. Veneration
  • B. Contempt
  • C. Trepidation
  • D. Reverence
  • E. Apathy
Answer

A and D

Each of the given answer options can be placed in the blank to impart a significant meaning to the sentence. However, we have to look for two words that carry the same meaning. Out of all the given answer options, only 'veneration' and 'reverence' are the closest in meaning. This implies that A and D are the correct answers.

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