1. The city that was once called Calcutta by the British ___________ itself to its pristine
Bengali name to shed its colonial baggage, only for its chief minister to promise to make
it look like the former colonisers’ __________.


2. The secretary had got wind of the secrets that had been discussed in the cabin.


3. After a century of ____ research, the complex relationship between whales and their
prey have finally been ____


4. I am sure because I have the information from the horse’s mouth.


5. The woman cannot dance to save her life.


6. In the 150 years since Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, he has become a nearly
__________ figure, a larger-than-life hero who rose from humble beginnings to become one
of the most __________ leaders of history.


7. While it is great that major scientists like Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill
Nye are treated like ____________ nowadays, it’s also vital to remember that these men can
be wrong and sometimes their high profile ends up being ____________ to actual progress.


8. The thief blaming the lawyers was like a pot calling a kettle black.


9. As a prolific 19th century author of short stories, plays, novellas, novels and fiction,
Dickens became known the world over for his remarkable characters, his mastery of
prose in the telling of their lives, and his ____________ of the social classes, ____________ and
values of his times.


10. The scientist was believed to be a little off his rocker by his neighbours.


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