Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice-Test 17 of 31)

  1. His one vice was gluttony and so it is not surprising that as he aged he became increasingly ____.

    1. emaciated

    2. despondent

    3. corpulent

    4. carping

    5. lithe

  2. Our once thriving Nature Club is now ____; the progams have had to be cancelled due to lack of support.

    1. defunct

    2. extant

    3. resurgent

    4. burgeoning

    5. renovated

  3. Having been chief accountant for so many years, Ms. George felt herself to be ____ and was unwilling to ____ control of department after the merger.

    1. slighted-truncate

    2. irreplaceable-assume

    3. insubordinate-retain

    4. decisive-continue

    5. indispensable-relinquish

  4. Because Elaine's father was a field entomologist who trekked over the continent studying insect infestations, and insisted on taking his young family with him, Elaine and her brother had a (n) ____ childhood.

    1. idyllic

    2. itinerant

    3. sedentary

    4. propitious

    5. equable

  5. Alpha was ____ when her supervisor took only a ___ look at her essay over which she had taken so much care.

    1. exultant-superficial

    2. vexed-studious

    3. disappointed-cursory

    4. pleased-patronizing

    5. relieved-perfunctory

  6. When he was young he ____ ideas of becoming a doctor; however, he was ____ by his father who wanted him to join the family business.

    1. harbored-backed

    2. entertained-dissuaded

    3. produced-critical

    4. repudiated-deterred

    5. eschewed-encouraged