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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.

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.

  risk..stimulated

  hazard..mollified

  venture..decried

  explore..eulogized

  gouge..condoned

 
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2.

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.

  agrarian

  frantic

  carnivorous

  caustic

  placid

 
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3.

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

  munificence..curmudgeon

  disloyalty..renegade

  temerity..coward

  credulity..skeptic

  torpor..zealot

 
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4.

Although David was severely critical of his wife, he did not dare treat her with _______.

  insularity

  contempt

  superciliousness

  sarcasm

  mendacity

 
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5.

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 _______.

  true

  substantiated

  uncommon

  explicable

  pragmatic

 
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6.

Having definite information about drugs being smuggled in, the customs officials decided to switch from a _______ examination of the passenger baggage to a rigorous inspection.

  cursory

  specious

  inchoate

  meticulous

  mellifluous

 
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7.

People have limited patience when browsing the internet; as a result, the individual's interest _______ if the web page does not appear on the screen within a few seconds.

  incubates

  infiltrates

  flags

  flays

  entails

 
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