1. The students’ _____ nature were in sharp contrast to the imperturbable disposition of their teacher.
volatile ：情绪不稳定的;duplicitous：搞两面派的;apathetic：冷漠的; cunning：狡猾可爱的;blithe：漫不经心的。这里要和泰然自若对比，所以要选情绪起伏很大，也就是volatile。
2. Vermeer is able to imbue his paintings with a saintliness verging on the _____, a quality that is in sharp juxtaposition to the _____ of his subjects: a milkmaid preparing breakfast, a servant tidying up a messy kitchen.
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A. artificial D. similarity
B. numinous E. conviviality
C. hagiographic F. banality
3. The company’s efforts to improve safety were apparently _____, at least according to the company’s own data, which showed that the _____ incidents with the potential to cause a serious accident declined significantly. Nevertheless, independent analysts argue that those statistics are _____. These analysts maintain that the company has consistently underestimated both the probability and the likely effects of accidents in the sensitive and poorly understood environment in which the company is operating.
Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii)
A. innovative D. frequency of G. deceptive
B. successful E. impediments to H. testable
C. frustrated F. attention to I. consistent