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____ 4. There is a strong tradition that physicians should practice medicine to ease human suffering rather than be motivated by avarice. ____ 5. The singer’s voice was so attenuated by the PA system that she could be heard even outside the stadium. _____ UNIT 9 axiomatic ad/. taken for granted In nineteenth-century geology, uniformitarianism was the antithe sis o f catastrophism, asserting that it was axiom atic that natural law and processes do not fundamentally change, and that what we observe now is essentially the same as what occurred in the past.
To contradict; misrepresent; give a false impression The boxer’s childlike face belies the ferocity with which he can attack opponents in the ring. 54 800 HIGH-FREQUENCY GRE WORDS REVIEW 9 Matching Match each word with its definition: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. axiomatic bacchanalian banal banter bard bawdy beatify bedizen behemoth belie a. b. c. d. e. f. gh. i. j- playful conversation give a false impression pertaining to riotous or drunken activity dress in a vulgar, showy manner obscene commonplace huge creature taken for granted poet to bless; sanctify Fill-ins Choose the best word to fill in the blank in each sentence.
____ 49 ESSENTIAL WORDS FOR THE GRE UNIT 8 asylum n. place of refuge or shelter The Stoic, accused of seeking asylum in the consolations o f philos ophy, rebutted this charge, saying that Stoicism is simply the most prudent and realistic philosophy to follow. Terms from the Arts, Sciences, and Social Sciences Stoic: follower of Stoicism, a pantheistic philosophy emphasizing submission to divine will and freedom from emotion atavism n. in biology, the reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generations of absence; individual or a part that exhibits atavism; return of a trait after a period of absence Some modern political theorists reject nationalism as a tribal atavism.