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Jun 5 2009   5:37PM GMT

Which is correct — ingenious or ingenuous?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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ingenious or ingenuous
typing Which is correct?
Many e-readers have ________ energy-saving features to lengthen the time between charges.
a. ingenuous
b. ingenious

Answer: b

Explanation: Ingenious means inventive; ingenuous means presenting a false appearance of naiveté.

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