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Direction (1 - 10): In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each four words are suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(1)1) undergone 2) ensure 3) overseen 4) overpowered

A.    undergone B.    ensure
C.    overseen D.    overpowered
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In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(2). 1) collapsing 2) bringing 3) turning 4) changing

A.    collapsing B.    bringing
C.    turning D.    changing
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In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(3). 1) heralded 2) started 3) ended 4) seen

A.    heralded B.    started
C.    ended D.    seen
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In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(4)1) engaging 2) disengaging 3) refraining 4) abstaining

A.    engaging B.    disengaging
C.    refraining D.    abstaining
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In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(5)1) precious 2) precise 3) lucrative 4) necessary

A.    precious B.    precise
C.    lucrative D.    necessary
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In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(6)1) death 2) bargain 3) torture 4) hatred

A.    death B.    bargain
C.    torture D.    hatred
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In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(7)1) country 2) administration 3) society 4) situation

A.    country B.    administration
C.    society D.    situation
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In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(8)1) important 2) negligible 3) complete 4) short cut

A.    important B.    negligible
C.    complete D.    short cut
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In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(9)1) attraction 2) selfishness 3) temptation 4) desire

A.    attraction B.    selfishness
C.    temptation D.    desire
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In his first 12 months in office, Mr Obama has (1) the stabilising of the economy, is on the point of (2) affordable health care to virtually every American citizen, has (3) the era of torture, is robustly prosecuting the war in Afghanistan while gradually (4) from Iraq, and perhaps more (5) than any of these, he has cleared away much of the cloud of (6) and fear through which so much of the world saw the United States during George Bush's presidency. More generally, Mr Obama has run a competent, disciplined yet heterodox (7), with few of the snafus that characterised Bill Clinton's first year. Just as (8) have been roads not taken. Mr Obama has resisted the (9) to give in to the populists in his own party and saddle Wall Street with (10) that would choke it.

(10)1) rules 2) regulations 3) reign 4) gag

A.    rules B.    regulations
C.    reign D.    gag
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