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1. The doctor ------ so frequently on disease-prevention techniques that his colleagues accused him of --------.
A. vacillated… inconsistencyB. sermonized… fertilityC. wavered…steadfastnessD. experimented… inflexibilityE. relied… negligence
2. A judicious biography must be ------ representation that depicts both the strengths and weaknesses of the subject, avoiding the two extremes of -------- and indictment.
A. a polarized… vindicationB. an imaginative… discernmentC. a holistic… censureD. a complimentary… animosityE. an equitable… eulogy
3. Though Luis eagerly sought her -----, he subsequently chose not to heed that advice.
A. secretivenessB. cooperationC. understandingD. counselE. concord
4. As a young physics instructor, Richard Feynman had discovered that he had the gift of sharing his ------ his subject and making the excitement -------.
A. passion for… contagiousB. knowledge for… inaudibleC. contempt for… praiseworthyD. propensity for… futileE. commitment to… impersonal
5. As ------- as disintegration of the Roman Empire must have seemed, that disaster nevertheless presented some ------- aspects.
A. momentous… formidableB. decisive… unavoidableC. unexpected… ambiguousD. advantageous… beneficialE. catastrophic… constructive
6. The beauty of Mount McKinley is usually cloaked: the clouds ------ the summit nine days out of ten.
A. releaseB. elevateC. entangleD. shroudE. attain
7. Madame C. J. Walker introduced her first hair-care product just as demand was reaching its peak; this ------ marketing made her a millionaire.
A. opportuneB. instantaneousC. intermittentD. dubiousE. extravagant
8. A scientist should not automatically reject folkways that might at first seem silly or superstitious; scientific qualifications are not license for -------, nor do they --------- prejudice or bias.
A. experimentation… eliminateB. arrogance… pursueC. humility… advocateD. smugness… legitimateE. rigidity… console
9. For a long time, most doctors maintained that taking massive vitamins was relatively harmless; now, however, some are warning that excessive dosages can be -------.
A. healthyB. expensiveC. wastefulD. toxicE. inane
10. In Jamaica Kincaid's novel Lucy, the West Indian heroine ------- her employer's world, critically examining its assumptions and values.
A. idealizesB. avoidsC. beautifiesD. scrutinizesE. excludes
11. The frequent name changes that the country has undergone ------ the political turbulence that has attended its recent history.
A. argue againstB. contrast withC. testify toD. jeopardizeE. sustain
12. Brachiopods, clamlike bivalves of prehistoric times, were one of the most ------ forms of life on the Earth: more than 30,000 species have been ------- from the fossil records.
A. plentiful… subtractedB. ornate…retrievedC. multifarious… cataloguedD. scarce… extractedE. anachronistic… extrapolated
13. Some interactive computer games are so elaborately contrived and require such -------- strategies and even the most ------- player can master them.
A. byzantine… adroitB. nefarious… conscientiousC. devious… lackadaisicalD. onerous… slipshodE. predictable… compulsive
14. Commerce on the remote island was conducted exclusively by -----, exchanging goods
A. creditB. loanC. faithD. patronageE. barter
15. The existence of the environmental contamination is no longer a point of ------; government, industry and public agree that it is a serious problem.
A. concernB. cooperationC. urgencyD. relevanceE. dispute
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