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For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
1Both the relationship with space and penetration of space are of (i) ________ importance in dance. This is the same rapport the sculptor has with his clay or marble. The body sculpts the space, forming a place for itself, (ii) ________ creating a negative space, which is unoccupied. A reviewer, writing about the (iii) ________ dancer Hoyer, said that Hoyer could express what could not be born in film or photography. She could capture the space as her own.

consequent
fundamental
malleable

caustically
deferentially
simultaneously

eloquent
haughty
obliging
2Her novel published to universal ____, her literary gifts acknowledged by the chief figures of the Harlem Renaissance, her reputation as yet ______ by envious slights, Hurston clearly was at the ____ of her career

indifference
derision
acclaim

belittles
resented
untarnished

zenith
extremity
ebb
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
3Shakespeare's _________ of Richard III is so _______ that it is difficult to imagine that the ruler had been dead for more than a century before the Bard cast him as the central character in one of his plays.

depiction
rendition
portrayal

vivid
compelling
droll
4When listening to a medieval Gregorian chant, the listener does not encounter the composer's individual personality; _______, the chant merely ______ both the musical and religious rules of the period

rather
moreover
in other words

embodies
reflects
repudiates
5When thrust into an unknown world, people are careful to note the conditions in which they find themselves, ______ them with their ________.

comparing
bemusing
congealing

expectations
daydreams
observations
6There has been a large amount of ______ and lack of ______ in the description of such categories as ethnic, and especially racial groups.

bias
agreement
disagreement
violence
indoctrination

prejudice
harmony
lawfulness
consensus
malaise
7When the war ended, the king _____ all claims for damages, but he is now demanding _____ that will cost millions of dollars.

relinquished
questioned
accepted
waived
reviewed

expenses
repayments
reparations
funds
indemnity
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
8During the Indus Valley Civilization, the _____ of material prosperity in the ancient world was reached.

simplification
stratification
majority
depth
pinnacle
9If the nail decided to ________, it would not pierce butter

brash
malinger
interdict
obscure
temperance
covet
10Truman tried to continue Roosevelt's ______ approach to the Soviet Union, but by 96, he had adopted a much tougher policy towards the Russians.

conciliatory
cursory
strict
obligatory
uncompromising
11My wealthy aunt is more than economical; she so ____ that she washes paper plates to be used again.

indigent
parsimonious
affluent
impoverished
selfish
12The novel was written in Sanskrit, and ideas derived from Sanskrit philoshopy were _____ in many parts of it.

altered
criticised
nullified
incorporated
translated
Select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.
13It was her view that the country's problems had been _______ by foreign technocrats, so that to ask for such assistance again would be counterproductive.

ameliorated
ascertained
diagnosed
exacerbated
overlooked
worsened
14Even the wisest of leaders will come to need counsel, so it is important to ensure that one is surrounded by honest and candid advisers, rather than by mere __________ seeking to please and flatter for their own advancement

toadies
entourage
supporters
heralds
sycophants
associates
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