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Unexplained Noises

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Select the TWO answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

Attempting to _______________ the children’s growing anxiety at the foreboding noises outside, the babysitter distracted them with tales, song, and games.

A

assuage

B

extricate

C

allay

D

plumb

E

evoke

F

oscillate