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New Quiz 2015

Taken from: http://leoxicon.blogspot.com/2015/12/lexical-news-quiz-2015.html
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abrupt
Sepp Blatter's FIFA presidency came to an ---------- end after he was banned from football for eight years.
stranded
The Nepal earthquake caused death and destruction and left many climbers --------------- at the foot of Mt. Everest.
startling
NASA made a ------------ discovery on Mars which suggests that there was once water on the planet.
landmark
World leaders set the 2°C target in a ----------- agreement signed at the Climate conference in Paris.
eligible
An invitation to take part in Eurovision 2015 was extended to Australia, although, technically, it's not ------- to participate in the contest.
illuminated
In the wake of the Paris attacks, many world landmarks were ------------- in the colours of the French flag in solidarity with French people.
curb
The leaders of nearly 200 countries agreed to ----- the rise in global temperatures
abuse
Sepp Blatter's reign as FIFA President came to an end after he was banned from football for eight years for --------- of power.
home
Nepal is ------- to Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on Earth.
raging
One of the hottest debates ----------- on the Internet in 2015 was over the colour of a dress.
expanded
Apple ------------ its range of products in April 2015 when it launched a new smart watch.
polls
Greece went to the --------- three times in 2015: twice for national elections and once for a referendum.
curb
The main aim of the climate talks in Paris was to ----- the rise in global temperatures.
milestone
Facebook reached a major ------------- when it surpassed one billion users in a single day.
flee
Turkey took in most refugees ------ ing a bloody civil war in Syria.
set
After her victory at Wimbledon 2015, 33-year old Serena Williams ---- the record for the oldest female Wimbledon winner.
rigging
Volkswagen came under fire after it was revealed that the car make had been --------- emissions tests on its diesel vehicles.
extended
An invitation the invitation to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest was -------- for the first time to Australia.
came out
After months of rumours, former Olympic gold medallist Bruce Jenner --------- as a transgender woman known as Caitlyn Jenner.
track
Apple Watch allows users to make calls, keep ------- of their workout and pay for groceries.
plunged
After Volkswagen admitted to cheating diesel emission tests, their shares -------- by almost 40 per cent.
conclusive
Despite the discover of water, the evidence that there was once life on Mars is still not ---------.
seek
Thousands of Syrians continued to flee the country and ------ asylum in other countries.
wake
A massive earthquake hit Nepal killing hundreds of people and leaving dozens of climbers stranded in its -------.