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GRE Test Prep : Verbal Sentence Completion II


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1.

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 _______.

  explicable

  uncommon

  pragmatic

  substantiated

  true

 
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2.

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

  credulity..skeptic

  torpor..zealot

  temerity..coward

  munificence..curmudgeon

  disloyalty..renegade

 
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3.

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

  frantic

  placid

  caustic

  agrarian

 
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4.

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

  insularity

  sarcasm

  mendacity

  contempt

  superciliousness

 
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5.

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.

  inchoate

  meticulous

  cursory

  specious

  mellifluous

 
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6.

The imposition of heavy taxes on industries that emit toxic substances into the environment could prove to be an effective _______ to maintaining a clean, green earth.

  appellation

  deterrent

  incentive

  apparition

  abeyance

 
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7.

Many business schools are avoiding an _______ narrow management curriculum because a good manager in today's competitive economic conditions must be well-versed in diverse aspects such as finance, marketing, operations and technology.

  inadvertently

  endemic

  unwittingly

  overly

  ambiguous

 
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