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1. Scientific theories are not _____; they are subject to change with updated information and increased understanding. 

2. Enforcing the policy’s convoluted regulations had grown so lax over the years, from apathy and confusion, that the company’s officials deemed the original policy obsolete and -------, and determined to excise it entirely.

3. Nonviolent demonstrations often create such tensions that a community that has constantly refused to ______ its injustices is forced to correct them: the injustices can no longer be ______.

4. Having fled into the forest to appease his heartache, Charles threw himself down by the stream, and gradually, the brook’s _____ melody began to allay his tumultuous feelings.

5. The dean sternly warned the five undergraduates in his office that no more pranks defacing school property, that cost such an inordinate amount to clean up, would henceforth be tolerated. Nonetheless, his brief smile as they departed, subdued, belied his ------- tone, implying that he at least partly acknowledged their cleverness, even as he strove to enforce order.

Description: The graves of those not having totems are found in clusters, or scattered on the mountain sides, or anywhere convenience dictates. The bones are put in a box with all the belongings of the deceased, and then deposited anywhere. The natives are exceedingly superstitious and jealous (1) in their care of the dead, and would sooner die than molest or steal from a grave. That tourists who are supposed to be civilized, refined, and Christianized should steal from them is a crime which should never be tolerated, as it was among the passengers of our steamer. (3) The natives have a belief that all bodies cremated turn into ravens, and that probably accounts (2) to them for the endless number of those birds in Alaska. Ravens are sacred birds to them, and are never molested in any way. There are other methods of disposing of the dead in different parts of Alaska. The bones are sometimes put in a canoe and raised high in the air on straddles; again, in trees above the reach of prowling animals, or set adrift in a discarded canoe.

6. The function of the fourth sentence (3) can be best described as:

7. Contradictory as it may seem, charismatic leaders of controversial groups, such as Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who publicly proclaimed that he would burn the Q'uran, can inspire sectors of their society to both ------- and ------- them in equal measure.

8. The entire division was baffled by the newly issued corporate manual ostensibly instructing them on the expected procedures, for the _____ document displayed a dearth of either lucidity or easily discernible priorities.

9. His sternness was not often ------- by compassion, except on rare occasion, when the ------- of authoritativeness would falter and disclose a glimmer of the mischievous boy he had once been, decades ago.

10. Shakespeare’s play The Winter’s Tale contains a lengthy _____ scene depicting the rustic charms and interactions of shepherds, swains, and wenches celebrating the lusty spirit of spring.

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