In the United States, about 35 million licensed drivers are over 65, an increase of 20 percent since 2003, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While that is a scary thought for some people, the common perception, that the only real choice is between ignoring the difficulties faced by elderly drivers and taking away the car keys, is wrong. “We’re evolving in our thinking,” said Jodi Olshevski.

Within the context of the passage, which of the following words most closely means “evolving”?

growing

Explanation

In this context, evolving means growing and open to change. While the other choices are synonyms for “evolving,” they do not fit well into the sentence.

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