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GRE Test Prep : Verbal Sentence Completion I


What words or sets of words fill the blanks and best fit the meanings of the sentences?

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1.

Even though the region was prone to hurricanes, the _______ of the tornado last year was _______.

  probity..portentous

  portent..poignant

  levity..lethal

  ferocity..unprecedented

  inevitability..mercurial

 
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2.

This _______ verse mourns for the valiant soldiers who lost their lives in the battle.

  desultory

  elegiac

  derivative

  satiric

  ironic

 
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3.

Nature has an apparently _______ source of plants that can be fruitfully exploited for the herbal cure of many diseases.

  insatiable

  inexhaustible

  iniquitous

  indefatigable

  insuperable

 
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4.

The senior professor was _______ thinker who believed in doing even tedious calculations by hand rather than using a computer.

  an insensible

  an ingenuous

  a cogent

  an eclectic

  a doctrinaire

 
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5.

Although there was hardly any scope to find fault with the minister's cautiously worded response, several members of the opposition took _______ it.

  exception to

  pleasure in

  advice from

  liberties with

  liking for

 
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6.

The _______ allowance he received as a pension forced him to spend the rest of his life in _______.

  munificent..conundrum

  mundane..malady

  meager..penury

  mendacious..luxury

  magnanimous..austerity

 
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7.

The aria was _______ with the tempo changing continuously in a most unpredictable fashion.

  abstemious

  impecunious

  cacophonous

  capricious

  antediluvian

 
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