1. For the urban researcher, the long lives of ancient cities can provide ample chronological data, making up for the paucity stemming from relative ________ of most present-day cities.
2. Even if he wants to serve again —— and given his obvious love for the job, the assumption among insiders is that he is more likely to stay than go —— there is at least ________ his serving another term.
A. impediment to
B. incentive for
C. precedent for
D. benefit in
E. rationale for
3. Nordhaus predict that in the future we will increasingly be (i)________ ecological problems like global warming rather than (ii)________ them. We may, for example, make some headway in limiting emission that contribute to warming, but much of our work will be in adapting to ecological problems and alleviating their effect.
4. What they see in Tanoka is the one candidate capable of (i)________ leadership, in direct contrast to Williamson, whose term in office has been marred by (ii) ________.
5. Partly because of Lee’s skill at synthesizing (i) ________ trends drawn form many fields of study, her theories appeared to present, with uncanny optness, ideas already (ii) ________ in the minds of her contemporaries.
E. well established
6. Unlike most other serious journals, which drain money from their owners. The Review has long been (i)________. But the formula is not without its imperfections, which have grown more pronounced in recent years. The publication has always been erudite and (ii) ________, but not always lively and readable. (iii) ________, accompanied by a certain aversion to risk taking, has pervaded its pages for a long time.
G. An originality
H. An impulsiveness
I. A staleness
7. Far form ________ innovations, as the patent system was designed to do, the patenting of concepts such as gene sequences gives individuals and corporations a legal choice hold over ideas that should be useful to all.
8. During the Renaissance, the use of optical lenses, which were capable of projecting images onto blank canvases, greatly aided artists by allowing them to accurately observe and depict the external world, in other words, these lenses were instrumental in conveying ________.
9. The professor’s habitual air of ________ was misleading front, concealing amazing reserves of patience and a deep commitment to his students’ learning.
10. Advocates for workers’ rights have adopted a new strategy, one that will require considerable ingenuity but that if successful, could ________ a movement aimed at making labor rights an unassailable feather of American democracy.