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发布人: HelloHedy   发布时间: 2016-07-20

新托福语境内猜词训练16

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Farm dwellers in their isolation not only found it harder to locate companions in play but also, thanks to the unending demands and pressures of their work, felt it necessary to combine fun with purpose.

The phrase "thanks to " is closest in meaning to which of following?

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2

The most eagerly anticipated social events were the rural fairs. Hundreds of men, women, and children attended from far and near.

The phrase "eagerly anticipated" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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3

Although the phlogiston theory was self-consistent, it was awkward because it required that imaginative, even mysterious, properties be ascribed to phlogiston.

The word "properties" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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Although the phlogiston theory was self-consistent, it was awkward because it required that imaginative, even mysterious, properties be ascribed to phlogiston.

The phrase "ascribed to" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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5

In the eighteenth century, Antoine Lavoisier, on the basis of careful experimentation was led to propose a different theory of burning, one that required a constituent of air-later shown to be oxygen-for combustion.

The word "constituent" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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Since the weight of the oxygen is always added, the weight of the products of combustion, including the evolved gases, would always be greater than the weight of the starting material.

The word "Since" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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7

Iron production was revolutionized in the early eighteenth century when coke was first used instead of charcoal for refining iron ore.

The word "revolutionized" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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8

Apart from its low cost, the appeal of iron as a building material lay in its strength, its resistance to fire, and its potential to span vast areas.

The word "appeal" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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9

Significantly, the use of exposed iron occurred mainly in the new building types spawned by the Industrial Revolution: in factories, warehouses, commercial offices, exhibition halls, and railroad stations, where its practical advantages far outweighed its lack of status.

The word "spawned" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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10

Designers of the railroad stations of the new age explored the potential of iron, covering huge areas with spans that surpassed the great vaults of medieval hurches and cathedrals.

The word "surpassed" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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11

Their composition is thought to be similar to that of Earth's iron core, and indeed they might have once made up the core of a large planetoid that disintegrated long ago.

The word "core" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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12

When meteorites fall on the continent, they are embedded in the moving ice sheets. At places where the glaciers move upward against mountain ranges, meteorites are left exposed on the surface.

The word "embedded" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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13

The pale, smooth desert plain provides a perfect backdrop for spotting meteorites, which are usually dark brown of black.

The word "spotting" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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14

A pioneering set of experiments has been important in the revolution in our understanding of animal behavior-a revolution that eroded the behaviorist dogma that only humans have minds.

The word "dogma" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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These experiments were designed to detect consciousness ---

The word "detect" is closest in meaning to which of following?

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