1. Some ethicists worry that a deeper understanding of the brain may be tantamount to ________: if we discover that free will is an illusion of neural circuitry, how will we hold people responsible for their actions?
2. The stories in Yiyun Li’s recent collection are distinctive particularly for the strong contrast between their emotional intensity and their consistently ________ tone.
3. Scholarly works on detective stories often begin with (i) ________, suggesting that there is something vaguely wrong with adults who spend their time to reading such fiction and certainly something (ii) ________ those who devote energy to its analysis.
D. awry in
E. astute about
F. courageous about
4. So, perhaps the lesson is that rather than wanting their monarchy to (i) ________ its modernized Scandinavian counterparts, the British public cherished it most when it is most (ii) ________.
5. He was never (i) ________: he was nothing if not (ii) ________, so he forbore for the present to declare his passion.
6. Although political events in different countries were not (i) ________ in the nineteenth century, their interrelationship was (ii) ________ compared with the present, when interdependence has become far greater: (iii) ________ has ceased to be an option.
7. Well organized and researched and including all significant discoveries and medical scientists, this history of western medicine has justly been called ________.
8. Science is arguably a very high minded pursuit, but that is not to say that all of its practitioners are ________, as numerous articles alleging overly generous pharmaceutical industry payments to medical researchers has tried to show.
9. In a field of egotists, Bloom field is ________, often praising her competitors and punctuating her correspondence with self-depreciating remarks.
10. Because its previously ________ beliefs had become core tenets of mainstream politics, the activist group disbanded; with no more skeptics to persuade, its purpose had evaporated.