Abstract Absurd



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  1. It is best to teach arithmetic to children using solid objects such as apples or toys in order to introduce _______________ concepts like addition and subtraction.
  2. The idea that we can prevent war by preparing for war seems _______________ to me.
  3. I don't really like _______________ art, such as that done by Picasso. I much prefer something more realist.
  4. We can describe most things in our environment at a variety of levels of _______________, from very broad and general categories, to very narrow and specific terms.
  5. Voltaire once remarked that doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is _______________.
  6. The _______________ of the situation made her burst out laughing.
  7. Housing prices in this city are getting _______________ high! No one can afford to buy a house any more.
  8. One's ability to reason logically and _______________ is increased through the study of mathematics.
  9. The truly great artist must be able to do realistic portraits before moving on to _______________.
  10. A French proverb notes that what makes us discontented with our condition is the _______________ exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.
Exercise generated with *Gerry's Vocabulary Teacher* (Michael A. Riccioli - 2010)
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