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Source: Revised GRE PDF 2nd Ed. Section 4; #5 (p. 64)


Because we assume the (i) _______ of natural design

Because we assume the (i) _______ of natural design, nature can often (ii) ________ us: as the Wright brothers noted, the birds initially misled them in almost every particular, but their Flyer eventually succeeded by being the least avian of the early flying machines. Blank (i): quirkiness, preeminence, maladroitness Blank (ii): galvanize, befriend, beguile

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Louis Lv

If I don't know the meaning of the word 'avain' , how can I find the logical relationship? Thanks
I chose AE. BUt now I knew avain, I chose BF.
innitially misled--eventually succeeded is opposite, but how can I know what's the role of birds for "us", positive or negative?(Assume I do not know "avain")

Sep 2, 2016 • Comment


Hi Weimin,

This sentence would be very, very difficult if you didn't recognize the word "avian" (note the spelling!).

The GRE TC section depends heavily on vocab knowledge. With that in mind, have you checked out our vocab flashcards?

Sep 2, 2016 • Reply


Nazi Shak

how can i view the correct answer/???

Mar 10, 2013 • Comment


Chris Lele

Sep 22, 2012 • Comment

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