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GRE Test Prep : Verbal Sentence Completion I


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1.

Legislation has been introduced in some states that requires plastic bags be made of biodegradable material which gradually _______ over a period of time when exposed to sunlight.

  secretes

  proliferates

  subsides

  decomposes

  ossifies

 
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2.

The air-conditioning unit was operated so as to strike some balance between the danger of _______ electricity bills and the desire of employees to be comfortable during the summer months.

  exigent

  inchoate

  prudent

  inordinate

  optimum

 
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3.

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

  derivative

  desultory

  satiric

  ironic

  elegiac

 
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4.

After having _______ arguments virtually every other day, the couple agreed that it was best for them to separate.

  assiduous

  acerbic

  astringent

  effulgent

  saturnine

 
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5.

Although several critics denounced his _______ techniques, there was unanimous praise for his _______ performances over the last season.

  anomalous..apocryphal

  precarious..unexceptional

  unorthodox..unexceptionable

  innovative..mediocre

  laudable..internecine

 
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6.

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

  abstemious

  cacophonous

  impecunious

  capricious

  antediluvian

 
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7.

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

  inevitability..mercurial

  levity..lethal

  probity..portentous

  portent..poignant

  ferocity..unprecedented

 
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