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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.

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

  an ingenuous

  a cogent

  an insensible

  an eclectic

  a doctrinaire

 
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2.

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

  insuperable

  inexhaustible

  iniquitous

  insatiable

  indefatigable

 
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3.

The success of the project was _______ team effort rather than any individual _______.

  subordinate to..idiosyncrasy

  attributed to..accomplishment

  commensurate to..compendium

  dependent on..perfidy

  feted at..felicity

 
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4.

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.

  ossifies

  decomposes

  proliferates

  subsides

  secretes

 
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5.

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

  magnanimous..austerity

  munificent..conundrum

  mendacious..luxury

  mundane..malady

  meager..penury

 
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6.

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

  prudent

  optimum

  inchoate

  inordinate

 
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7.

Any increase in coal-fired furnaces beyond a particular level necessitates greater _______ the fossil fuels; thus, the capability of an economy to effectively manage energy resources depends partially on _______ the number of industrial fired heaters.

  yield from..conforming

  trust in..enhancing

  expenditure on..budgeting

  depletion of..renewing

  recourse to..restricting

 
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