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WORD OF THE DAY

Saltationism [sal-tey-shuh-niz-uh m] (noun) any of several theories holding that the evolution of species proceeds in major steps by the abrupt transformation of an ancestral species into a descendant species of a different type, rather than by the gradual accumulation of small changes.

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A. Ballet

B. Ice skating

C. Skiing

D. singing

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TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Ice skating

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