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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 _______.

  ferocity..unprecedented

  portent..poignant

  probity..portentous

  inevitability..mercurial

  levity..lethal

 
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2.

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

  munificent..conundrum

  mendacious..luxury

  magnanimous..austerity

  meager..penury

  mundane..malady

 
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3.

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

  antediluvian

  cacophonous

  abstemious

  capricious

  impecunious

 
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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.

  proliferates

  subsides

  decomposes

  secretes

  ossifies

 
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5.

Scientific investigations of fluid flow behavior around objects like high-speed aircrafts are complex; however, the systems are _______ when experiments are performed in scaled-down versions such as wind tunnels.

  turbulent

  implacable

  tractable

  malleable

  permeable

 
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6.

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

  depletion of..renewing

  expenditure on..budgeting

  recourse to..restricting

  trust in..enhancing

 
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7.

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

  liking for

  pleasure in

  advice from

  exception to

  liberties with

 
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