Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice-Test 16 of 31)

  1. Their bantering talk seemed ____, but in fact it masked an underlying ____.

    1. hostile-antipathy

    2. amicable-antagonism

    3. jovial-assumptions

    4. exasperating-frustrations

    5. friendly-geniality

  2. The new nomenclature was so ____ that many chemists preferred to revert to the older trivial names that were at least shorter.

    1. succinct

    2. cumbersome

    3. irrational

    4. facile

    5. systematic

  3. Even though the auditors ____ the accountant, his reputation was ____ by the allegations of fraud.

    1. vindicated-enhanced

    2. indicted-blemished

    3. betrayed-ruined

    4. exonerated-tarnished

    5. cleared-condoned

  4. Many so-called social playwrights are distinctly ____; rather than allowing the members of audience to form their own opinions, these writers force a viewpoint on the viewer.

    1. conciliatory

    2. prolific

    3. iconoclastic

    4. didactic

    5. contumacious

  5. The archaeologist, viewing the fragmentary remains of ancient city, reflected on the ____ of human ____.

    1. impermanence-endeavour

    2. transience-thought

    3. dearth-aspirations

    4. futility-humility

    5. durability-constructs

  6. He was normally entirely ____, but in the embarrassing situation in which he found himself he felt compelled to ____.

    1. equable-evade

    2. considerate-concede

    3. forthright-prevaricate

    4. mendacious-equivocate

    5. amenable-capitulate