1. Just as astrology was for centuries ______faith, countering the strength of established churches, so today believing in astrology is an act of ______the professional sciences.
Text Completion Question 8 of Ex.no.7: No other contemporary poet's work has such a well-earned reputation for (i)________ and there are few whose moral vision is so imperiously unsparing. Of late, however, the almost belligerent demands of his severe and densely forbidding poetry have taken an improbable turn. This new collection is the poet's fourth book in six years an ample output even for poets of sunny disposition, let alone for one of such (ii) ________over the previous 50 years. Yet for all his newfound (iii) __________, his poetry is as thorny as ever.
Exercise - 3
1. Whereas the art critic Vasari saw the painting entitled the Mona Lisa as an original and wonderful ______feat, the reproduction of a natural object, the aesthetes saw it as ______that required deciphering.
The question of (i) __________in photography has lately become nontrivial. Prices for vintage prints (those made by a photographer soon after he or she made the negative) so drastically (ii)____________in the 1990s that one of these photographs might fetch a hundred times as much as a nonvintage print of the same image. It was perhaps only a matter of time before someone took advantage of the (iii)__________to peddle newly created "vintage" prints for profit.
1. Room acoustics design criteria are determined according to the room's intended use. Music, for example, is best (i) _________in spaces that are reverberant, a condition that generally makes speech less (ii) ___________. Acoustics suitable for both speech and music can sometimes be created in the same space, although the result is never perfect, each having to be (iii)____________to some extent.
11.The widespread public shock at the news of the guilty verdict was caused partly by _______ news stories that had _______ acquittal.
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