The most striking thing about the politician is how often his politics have been (i) ______ rather than ideological, as he adapts his political positions at any particular moment to the political realities that constrain him. He does not, however, piously (ii) ______ political principles only to betray them in practice. Rather, he attempts in subtle ways to balance his political self-interest with a (iii) ______, viewing himself as an instrument of some unchanging higher purpose.
BLANK (i) BLANK (ii) BLANK (iii)
(A) quixotic (D) brandish (G) profound cynicism
(B) self – righteous (E) flout (H) deeply felt moral code
(C) strategic (F) follow (I) thoroughgoing pragmatism
(一) 选取第一空所在部分：The most striking thing about the politician is how often his politics have been (i) ______rather thanideological, ashe adaptshis political positionsat any particular moment to the political realitiesthat constrain him.
2. Rather than对前面的属性取反，写出ideology，则blank1中的属性是ideology的反义词。
. quixotic：(幻想的)foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; especially : marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action
. self-righteous：(自以为是的)convinced of one's own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others : narrow-mindedly moralistic
. strategic：(有策略的)of, relating to, or marked by strategy
(二) 选取第三空所在部分：Rather, he attempts in subtle waysto balance his political self-interestwith a (iii) ______, viewinghimself as an instrument of some unchanging higher purpose.