1. In the seventeenth century, direct flouting of a generally accepted system of values was regarded as______, even as a sign of madness.
2. As serious as she is about the bullfight, she does not allow respect to______her sense of whimsy when painting it.
3. Despite assorted effusions to the contrary, there is no necessary link between scientific skill and humanism, and, quite possibly, there may be something of a______between them.
4.By divesting himself of all regalities, the former king______the consideration that customarily protects monarchs.
5. Vaillant, who has been particularly interested in the means by which people attain mental health, seems to be looking for______answers: a way to close the book on at least a few questions about human nature.
6. Early critics of Emily Dickinson’s poetry mistook for simplemindedness the surface of artlessness that in fact she constructed with such______.
7. Any language is a conspiracy against experience in the sense that it is a collective attempt to______ experience by reducing it into discrete parcels.
8.Paradoxically, Robinson’s excessive denials of the worth of early works of science fiction suggest that she has become quite_______them.
(A) enchanted by
(B) enamored of
(C) skeptical of
(D) offended by
E) reflective about