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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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Multiple choice | Fill in the blanks | Hangman

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1.

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

  mendacious..luxury

  meager..penury

  magnanimous..austerity

  mundane..malady

  munificent..conundrum

 
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2.

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

  indefatigable

  insatiable

  iniquitous

  inexhaustible

  insuperable

 
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3.

It is economically beneficial to increase the capacity of an industrial plant when the revenue can be increased without a _______ increase in the cost of production.

  precarious

  commensurate

  controlled

  compliant

  warranted

 
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4.

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

  unorthodox..unexceptionable

  anomalous..apocryphal

  laudable..internecine

  precarious..unexceptional

  innovative..mediocre

 
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5.

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

  levity..lethal

  ferocity..unprecedented

  portent..poignant

  probity..portentous

  inevitability..mercurial

 
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6.

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

  an insensible

  an ingenuous

  an eclectic

  a cogent

  a doctrinaire

 
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7.

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

  abstemious

  impecunious

  capricious

  cacophonous

  antediluvian

 
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