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GRE Test Prep : Verbal Sentence Completion II


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

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1.

At the farewell function, the dignitary's address to the young graduates was _______, offering no new words of wisdom but common knowledge.

  labyrinthine

  ambivalent

  platitudinous

  opprobrious

  pragmatic

 
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2.

She is certain to alienate her colleagues in a short period of time because of her overall _______ attitude.

  munificent

  amiable

  gregarious

  amicable

  truculent

 
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3.

Although the closed system did not encourage individuals to _______ out on their own, nonetheless it irrationally _______ the lack of the spirit of entrepreneurship in the people.

  venture..decried

  explore..eulogized

  risk..stimulated

  gouge..condoned

  hazard..mollified

 
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4.

The media reports on cross-border terrorism _______ all assertions made by the government that peace had been restored.

  buttressed

  belied

  substantiated

  stipulated

  bolstered

 
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5.

Wisdom is the mark of the sage; similarly, _______ is the mark of the _______.

  torpor..zealot

  disloyalty..renegade

  munificence..curmudgeon

  credulity..skeptic

  temerity..coward

 
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6.

After the sudden death of their leader, the terrorists thought it best to be _______ for a period before resuming their attacks on their adversaries.

  quiescent

  prodigious

  audacious

  bellicose

  belligerent

 
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7.

The probability that an equipment will _______ flawlessly is decreased if a critical function is performed by a single component; therefore, engineers build a certain amount of _______ in their designs to guarantee against failures.

  saturate..abnormality

  deteriorate..viability

  operate..redundancy

  synthesize..optimality

  integrate..feasibility

 
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