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  1. Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have_____________the rate at which_____________is displacing workers.
    1) aggrandizement, accumulation
    2) depletion, augmentation
    3) access, accretion,
    4) decrease, disgusting
    5) accelerated, automation
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: accelerated, automation
    accelerated – (especially of a vehicle) begin to move more quickly.

  2. Today’s superstar companies owe their_____________position to digital technology’s network effects, whereby a product becomes even more_____________as more people use it.
    1) burgeoning, elaboration
    2) retard, escalation
    3) disadvantageous, undesirable
    4) privileged, desirable
    5) underprivileged, disagreeable
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: privileged, desirable
    privileged – having special rights, advantages, or immunities.

  3. once these firms are established and dominate their chosen market, the new economy allows them to_____________anti-competitive measures that prevent actual and potential_____________from challenging their position.
    1) pursue, rivals
    2) underprivileged, exaggeration
    3) stated, accrual
    4) unequal, breakthrough
    5) unparallel, cumulation
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: pursue, rivals
    pursue – follow or chase (someone or something).
    rivals – a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity.

  4. As it stands, national competition authorities in G20 countries are inadequately_____________to regulate corporations that_____________globally.
    1) dissimilar, enlargement
    2) equipped, operate
    3) stripped, detach
    4) unfurnished, unshackle
    5) outspoken, unbind
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: equipped, operate
    equipped – supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose.
    operate – (of a person) control the functioning of (a machine, process, or system).

  5. Moreover, the G20 cannot simply trust that global competition will correct on its own the_____________toward increased market_____________.
    1) different, manumit
    2) definitive, expansion
    3) tendency, concentration
    4) disinclination, disembarrass
    5) inaptitude, emancipate
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: tendency, concentration
    tendency – an inclination towards a particular characteristic or type of behaviour.

  6. It is host to many of today’s superstar firms, and yet US_____________regulators have not been able to_____________those firms’ market power.
    1) skillessness, unhook
    2) prejudiced, rescue
    3) underhand, redeem
    4) antitrust, restrain
    5) inequitable, unchain
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: antitrust, restrain
    antitrust – (of legislation, chiefly in the US) preventing or controlling trusts or other monopolies, and so promoting fair competition in business.

  7. The objective of a world competition network is to build an effective legal framework to_____________competition law against companies engaging in cross-border business practices that_____________competition.
    1) shabby, incorporation
    2) biased, increment
    3) partial, resembling
    4) enforce, restrict
    5) categorical, enlarge
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: enforce, restrict
    enforce – compel observance of or compliance with (a law, rule, or obligation).
    restrict – put a limit on; keep under control.

  8. Well-intentioned analysts can and do_____________on what assumptions to make and often arrive at very_____________estimates.
    1) partisan, rigid
    2) unmerited, expand
    3) influenced, homogeneous
    4) straightforward, correspondent
    5) differ, different
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: differ, different
    differ – be unlike or dissimilar.

  9. All applications of CBA are controversial when economists with different_____________or implicit_____________study the same topic.
    1) accurate, anguish
    2) explicit, biases
    3) distinct, uncooperative
    4) undeserved, separate
    5) unforgivable, disunited
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: explicit, biases
    explicit – stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
    biases – inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair.

  10. The network may_____________investigations and enforcement decisions and develop new guidelines for how to monitor market power and_____________practices in a digital economy.
    1) unrighteous, profound
    2) perspicuous, diminish
    3) lucid, disobliging
    4) precise, disjoint
    5) coordinate, collusive
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: coordinate, collusive
    coordinate – bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a harmonious or efficient relationship.
    collusive – secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose acting in collusion with the enemy.