CLOZE TEST
916.  (1) crossing (V.)                        optimism (Noun) : a feeling that        nominate (V.) : to choose some-
917.  (2) misfortune (N.)                      good things will happen and that        body to do a particular job ; pro-
918.  (3) sticking (V.)                        something will be successful            pose
919.  (3) points (N.)                          pragmatism (Noun) : thinking       967. (4) maintain (V.)
920.  (1) such (Det. Pro.)                     about solving problems in a prac-       legislate (V.) : to make a law af-
(921  – 925)                                   tical and sensible way rather           fecting something
921.  (4) has (Aux. V.)                        than by having fixed ideas and          reclaim (V.) : to get something
922.  (1) reveal (V.)                          theories.                               back/to ask to have it back af-
923.  (1) of (Prep.)                      939. (3) stems (N.)                          ter it has been lost, taken away,
924.  (4) resolved (V.)                   940. (1) unconcealed (Adj.)                  etc.
925.  (4) loaded (V.)                          unconcealed (Adj.) : that you do   968. (3) ensures (V.)
(926  – 930)                                   not try to hide                         ensures (V.) : to make sure that
926.  (2) gradually (Adv.) : slowly,           explicit (Adj.) : clear and easy        something happens/is definite
      over a long period of time.              to understand                           ensuing (Adj.) : following
927. (1) descend (V.) : to arrive and          latent (Adj.) : existing, but not       entangles (V.) : to involve some-
      begin to affect somebody/some-           very noticeable, active or well–        body in a difficult/complicated
      thing.                                   developed                               situation
928. (4) distinct (Adj.) : easily or     (941–950)                                     ensnares (V.) : trap
      clearly seen, heard, felt etc.      941. (1) on (Prep.)                     969. (4) alert (N.)
929. (3) lay                              942. (4) victory (N.)                        akin (Adj.) : similar to
930. (3) reached                          943. (1) retired (N.)                   970. (1) digest (V.)
(931–940)                                 944. (1) according to (Prep.)                assent (N.) : official agreement
 931. (1) physical (Adj.)                 945. (3) disappointed (V.)                   to/approval of something
      dreary (Adj.) : sad/dull; dismal;   946. (4) wish (N.)                           apprise (V.) : to tell/inform
      bleak                               947. (2) optimistic (Adj.)                   somebody of something
      barren (Adj.) : not producing            nostalgic (Adj.) : having/bring-  (971 – 980)
      anything useful/successful               ing a feeling of sadness mixed     971. (4) in (Prep.)
 932. (4) improper (Adj.)                      with pleasure and affection when   972. (2) gained (V.)
      improbable (Adj.) : not likely to        you think of happy times in the    973. (4) access (N.)
      be true/to happen                        past.                                   access (N.) : the opportunity/
      impractical (Adj.) : not sensi-     948. (2) congratulated (V.)                  right to use something/to see
      ble/realistic                       949. (3) achievement (N.)                    somebody/something
      incongruous (Adj.) : strange and    950. (4) medal (N.)                          regress (V.) : to return to an ear-
      not suitable in a particular situ- (951–955)                                     lier/less advanced form/way of
      ation                                                                            behaving
                                          951. (2) also (Adv.)
 933. (4) concern (N.)                                                            974. (3) capital (N.)
                                          952. (2) of (Prep.)
 934. (3) remain (V.)                                                             975. (4) much-needed
                                          953. (4) globe (N.)
 935. (2) obsessed (V.)                                                           976. (1) threats (N.)
                                          954. (2) web (N.)
      overwhelmed (Verb) : to have                                                977. (1) factions (N.)
      such a strong emotional effect on   955. (4) with (Conj.)
                                         (956 – 965)                                   factions (N.) : a small group of
      somebody that it is difficult for
                                          956. (4) helps (V.)                          people with in a larger one whose
      them to resist/know how to re-
                                          957. (4) much (Det.)                         members have some different
      act.
                                          958. (4) how (Adv.)                          aims and beliefs to those of the
      obsessed (Verb) : to completely
                                                                                       larger group
      fill your mind so that you cannot   959. (1) why (Adv.)
                                                                                       upheavals (N.) : a big change
      think of anything else, in a way    960. (4) well (Adv.)
                                                                                       that causes a lot of confusion,
      that is not normal                  961. (1) fairer (Adj.)
                                                                                       worry and problems
 936. (3) form (N.)                       962. (1) us (Pro.)
                                                                                  978. (3) face (V.)
 937. (3) contempt (Noun) : the feel-     963. (3) earlier (Adj.)
      ing that somebody/something is                                                   face (V.) : to accept that a diffi-
                                          964. (3) inventions (N.)
      without value and deserves no                                                    cult situation exists
                                          965. (1) improve (V.)
      respect at all                                                                   evade (V.) : to escape/to avoid
                                         (966 – 970)
 938. (2) pessimism (N.)                                                               bear (V.) : to be able to accept
                                          966. (2) intellect (N.)
      pessimism (Noun) : a feeling that                                                and deal with something unpleas-
                                               intellect (N.) : our mind               ant
      bad things will happen and that          healing (N.) : the process of be-
      something will not be success-                                                   oppose (V.) : to disagree strong-
                                               coming/making somebod y/                ly
      ful
                                               something healthy again            979. (4) denies (V.)
      positivism (Noun) : a system of
                                               benevolence (N.) : the quality of       denies (V.) : to refuse to admit
      philosophy based on things that
                                               being kind, helpful and gener-          approves (V.) : to agree
      can be seen/proved, rather than
                                               ous                                980. (4) country (N.)
      on ideas
                                                        SEE–902