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

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Connoisseur
The art _________ selected works by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Picasso for the exhibition.
Conscript
The position of NOW (The National Organization for Women) is that having male-only _________ violates the principle of gender equality.
Conscript
The French writer Andre Breton was ______ into the artillery and had to put his medical studies in abeyance for the duration of WWI.
Conscription
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.
Consecrate
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."
Contend
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.
Contention
The study's _______ is that obesity is America's biggest health problem.
Contentious
When genetic engineering began in the 1970s, there was a _________, and sometimes acrimonious, debate among scientists themselves about its dangers.
Contiguous
There are 48 ___________ states in the USA.
Continence
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.
Contrite
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.
Contumacious
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.
Conundrum
The paradoxical statement: "This statement is false" presents us with a _________.
Convention
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.
Converge
Although the People's Republic of China and India are rivals in many ways, in certain areas their interests ______.
Convex
The term for a lens with one _____ and one concave side is "_______-concave."
Convivial
One of the jobs of an ambassador is to provide a _________ atmosphere for diplomats to meet.
Convoluted
Unraveling the ________ genetic code is one of the great achievements of modern science.
Copious
The _________ rainfall was welcomed by farmers in the parched land.
Coquette
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.
Cornucopia
The U>S> economy has produced a _____________ of employment opportunities.
Cosmology
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 _________.
Cosmos
Shakespeare embodies the incredible confidence and vitality of Renaissance artists and writers, depicting the entire ______, not intimidated by its vastness.
Cosmic
The gods of ancient Greece were concerned not only with __________ events, but also with the ordinary events of everyday life.
Covert
The CIA gathers information about foreign intelligence through many means, including ______ ones.