Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice-Test 11 of 31)

  1. The crew of air balloon ____ the sand bags to help the balloon rise over the hill.

    1. capsized

    2. jettisoned

    3. salvaged

    4. augmented

    5. enumerated

  2. We were not fooled by his ____ arguments; his plan was obviously ____.

    1. cogent-brilliant

    2. hackneyed-banal

    3. convoluted-labyrinthine

    4. specious-untenable

    5. lucid-intelligible

  3. Hawkins is ____ in his field; no other contemporary scientist commands the same respect.

    1. disparaged

    2. ignominious

    3. obsolete

    4. anachronistic

    5. preeminent

  4. The model paraded in front of celebrities with ____; it was impossible to tell that this was her first assignment.

    1. panache

    2. opprobrium

    3. shame

    4. trepidation

    5. terror

  5. The term lead pencil is a ____; pencils are filled with graphite not lead.

    1. misnomer

    2. misdemeanor

    3. peccadillo

    4. euphemism

    5. metaphor

  6. The ____ weather forced us to stay indoors.

    1. enticing

    2. glorious

    3. restorative

    4. inclement

    5. congenial