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GRE Test Prep : Verbal Sentence Completion II


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1.

Scientific experiments demonstrate that the ready availability of food and the lack of stimulation over a prolonged period of time can lead to even predators transforming into _______ creatures.

  carnivorous

  agrarian

  caustic

  placid

  frantic

 
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2.

The members of the parliamentary committee had such strongly _______ views that even after several meetings they could not reach a _______.

  eclectic..consonance

  divergent..consensus

  radical..conundrum

  conciliatory..concord

  convoluted..resolution

 
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3.

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

  opprobrious

  pragmatic

  platitudinous

  ambivalent

  labyrinthine

 
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4.

The biologist described how vultures _______ portions of carcasses and play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological balance as _______.

  seize..predators

  devour..scavengers

  hunt..carnivores

  gobble..xenophobes

  depend on..parasites

 
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5.

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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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.

  audacious

  quiescent

  belligerent

  bellicose

  prodigious

 
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7.

It is not mere fiction that a dolphin can carry on two conversations simultaneously, one by whistling and the other by making clicking sounds; in fact, the phenomenon is not even _______.

  pragmatic

  true

  explicable

  substantiated

  uncommon

 
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