1. Though humanitarian emergencies are frequent features of television news, such exposure seldom _______ the public, which rather seems resigned to a sense of impotency.
2. The science of astronomy was begun by amateurs and today remains dependent on their contributions, which are incisive by virtue of being _______ by the a priori assumptions that often vitiate the work of professional research scientists.
3. In aquatic environment, the herbicide atrazine is most likely to (i)_______ developing amphibians when it is highly diluted than when it is much more concentrated, a new study suggests. Although counterintuitive, the finding is (ii)_______ some past research on atrazine and studies showing that other hormonally active compounds are most damaging at trace concentrations.
D. unanticipated given
E. consistent with
F. undiminished by
4. Mr. Billington, at times, can be a (i)_______. For instance, he deplores the Royal Shakespeare Company’s eight-and-a-half hour version of Nicholas Nickelby, which many found (ii)_______.
5. Except for a few passages in the biography in which the subjects are (i)_______, the author’s treatment of her subjects is (ii)_______.
A. too harshly judged
B. analyzed in depth
C. frankly acknowledgement
6. Given our species’ increasing numbers and appetites----which are reflected in and compounded by global climate change---even (i)_______ species are likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future. If we are to avoid a calamitous loss of biodiversity, according to Golbe, we cannot simply let nature take its course. Ongoing conversation management is (ii)_______, as we have, in a sense, become nature. And the responsibilities that come with the role cannot be (iii)_______.
C. now common
7. There are great _______ in countries’ greenhouse gas emissions, especially in per capita terms: while the United states and China are similar in aggregate emissions, United States per capita emissions are a
huge multiple of China’s.
8. Despite her rather _______ choices, Moreland was neither a rebellious spirit nor someone who saw herself as anything out of the ordinary.
9. There is frequently a protracted time interval between the introduction of an innovative musical
composition and its public acceptance: the concert-going public often spurns the ______ in favor of the familiar for a prolonged period.
10. The concept of the Hellenistic period in ancient history has proved useful but also ______, with scholars disagreeing on the dates when the period began and ended.