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  1. There was in fact no immediate recession in the United Kingdom following the Brexit vote;____________, there was not even a slowdown in growth.
    1) stout
    2) staunch
    3) indeed
    4) admittedly

    Answer – 3)

    Explanation: indeed – used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested.

  2. The Labour opposition under Jeremy Corbyn officially opposes Brexit but seems to derive____________satisfaction from the fact that it is proceeding.
    1) peculiar
    2) categorically
    3) assuredly
    4) sinewy
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: peculiar – different to what is normal or expected; strange.

  3. Some argue that if the government adopted a more____________negotiating strategy the damage would be less.
    1) drudge
    2) enduring

    3) coherent

    4) legitimately

    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: coherent – (of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent.

  4. It took time to realize that there would be no smooth break with the EU and that negotiations would not be____________up in two years.
    1) equitable
    2) indirectly
    3) literally

    4) wrapped

    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: wrapped – cover or enclose in paper or soft material.

  5. Feeding the world efficiently will not be easy, and____________such as climate change, violent conflict, and the availability of fresh water will complicate it further.
    1) absolutely
    2) certainly
    3) authentically
    4) intangibles
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: intangibles – unable to be touched; not having physical presence.

  6. one of the most powerful methods for increasing yields sustainably will come from____________what is already in the ground.
    1) leveraging
    2) genuinely
    3) forge
    4) disadvantage
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: leveraging – use borrowed capital for (an investment), expecting the profits made to be greater than the interest payable.

  7. At Auburn University, for example, I am part of a research team that tests the effects of soil microbes on the growth and____________of corn and cotton plants.
    1) drawback
    2) hindrance
    3) hatch
    4) resilience
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: resilience – the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

  8. It is hard to overemphasize the benefits of microbial soil treatment for agricultural productivity, especially in the developing world, where increasing crop____________is a matter of survival for smallholder farms.
    1) obstacle
    2) spawn
    3) restriction
    4) smallholder
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation:  yields – produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product).

  9. My own work on soil microbes at Auburn led to the____________of three US patents, with several agricultural companies pursuing the rights to commercialize products from the technology.
    1) fabricate
    2) issuance
    3) contagious

    4) contrive

    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: issuance – the action of supplying or distributing something, especially for official purposes.

  10. Solutions____________from beneficial microbes will be key to these innovations.
    1) fetching
    2) fascinating
    3) derived
    4) conceive
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: derived – obtain something from (a specified source).