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Each sentence below has one or two blanks. Each blank shows that something has been omitted. Under each sentence five words are given as choice. Choose the one correct word for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentences as a whole.

1.    Despite assorted effusion to the contrary, there is no necessary link between scientific skill and humanism, and quite possibly, there may be something of a - between them.
a.    dichotomy
b.    congruity
c.    reciprocity
d.    fusion
e.    generosity

2.    For many young people during the roaring twenties, a disgust with the excesses of American culture - a wanderlust to provoke an exodus abroad.
a.    reflected
b.    stymied
c.    conflicted with
d.    overwhelmed
e.    combined with

3.    Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

Most people at their first consultation take a furtive look at the surgeon’s hands in the hope of reassurance. Prospective patients look for delicacy, sensitivity, steadiness, perhaps unblemished pallor. On this basis, Henry Perowne loses a number of cases each year. Generally, he knows it’s about to happen before the patient does: the downward glance repeated, the prepared questions beginning to falter, the overemphatic thanks during the retreat to the door.

a.    Other people do not communicate due to their poor observation.
b.    Other patients don’t like what they see but are ignorant of their right to go elsewhere.
c.    But Perowne himself is not concerned.
d.    But others will take their place, he thought.
e.    These hands are steady enough, but they are large.

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