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    Dear Friends,
    What are the correct alternatives to fill the blanks?
    1) While interviewing for a job as a computer consultant, Robert consciously provided a ………… of references, knowing full well that he had few former employers who would be laudatory about his past projects.
    a) fiat b) niche c) dearth d) potpourri
    2) You will remember that there was nothing …………. about Gregori's arrival in this country. It sparked off a minor international crisis, the Italians being hopping mad that one of their top-notch bio-chemists should turn his back on his own country and go to work in Britain.
    a) in vitro b) cub rosa c) bona fide d) per diem

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    Re: Vocabulary

    What do YOU think? (I don't know anyone who uses the answer to the second one in casual conversation.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Vocabulary

    ps. 2b should be sub rosa, not cub rosa.

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