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Barron's Essential Words for the GRE- Sentences Units 17 & 18

The art _________ selected works by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Picasso for the exhibition.
The position of NOW (The National Organization for Women) is that having male-only _________ violates the principle of gender equality.
The French writer Andre Breton was ______ into the artillery and had to put his medical studies in abeyance for the duration of WWI.
During the War of 1912, American political leaders considered national ________ to augment state militias, but Daniel Webster successfully argued before Congress that such a measure would be unconstitutional and thus the proposal was rejected.
In his Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln said of the soldiers who died in the Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863: "We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who have gave their lives that that nation might live...But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate - we cannot _________- we cannot hallow- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have _________ it, far above our poor power to add or detract."
One of the most famous philosophers to argue for ethical relativism was the German Friedrich Nietzsche, who _________ that the rightness of a particular action is dependent on the circumstances of the time and culture in which it occurs.
The study's _______ is that obesity is America's biggest health problem.
When genetic engineering began in the 1970s, there was a _________, and sometimes acrimonious, debate among scientists themselves about its dangers.
There are 48 ___________ states in the USA.
St. Augustine's famous line, "Give me chastity and _______, but not just now" is sometimes used to highlight the ides that action is desirable at some point, but not at present.
In sentencing the convicted man to a life sentence, the judge took into consideration the fact that he did not seem to be at all ______ about his crime.
In the late 18th C., Great Britain tried unsuccessfully to put down the uprising against their rule by ___________ Americans, leading eventually to the establishment of a separate nation.
The paradoxical statement: "This statement is false" presents us with a _________.
The work of French artist Henri Rousseau demonstrates a neivete that many people find more attractive than the sophistication of highly complex works that make use of all the _________ of their genre.
Although the People's Republic of China and India are rivals in many ways, in certain areas their interests ______.
The term for a lens with one _____ and one concave side is "_______-concave."
One of the jobs of an ambassador is to provide a _________ atmosphere for diplomats to meet.
Unraveling the ________ genetic code is one of the great achievements of modern science.
The _________ rainfall was welcomed by farmers in the parched land.
After she had played the part of a _______ in the college play, Pam's boyfriend felt that he needed to remind her that real life was quite different from theater.
The U>S> economy has produced a _____________ of employment opportunities.
Albert Einstein downplayed the strength of the ecidence of quantum theory because a universe governed by laws that are inconsistent in their application was not congruent with his personal _________.
Shakespeare embodies the incredible confidence and vitality of Renaissance artists and writers, depicting the entire ______, not intimidated by its vastness.
The gods of ancient Greece were concerned not only with __________ events, but also with the ordinary events of everyday life.
The CIA gathers information about foreign intelligence through many means, including ______ ones.