Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice-Test 28 of 31)

  1. The new ballet has a (an) ____ setting: The shepherds and shepherdesses glide across the stage against a backdrop of ____ fields.

    1. nondescript-rural

    2. pastoral-verdant

    3. summery-desolate

    4. lamentable-ploughed

    5. imaginative-realistic

  2. The hotel claims that the water in its mock-Roman bath has ____ properties, but some cynics say that the shock of seeing the bill will ____ any improvements to the health of guests.

    1. therapeutic-undo

    2. medicinal-underscore

    3. salutary-sanction

    4. rejuvenating-bolster

    5. chemical-defeat

  3. My mother gave the then unfashionable watercolors that she had painted when she was young to a local ____ because she wanted someone to appreciate them, but now regrets her action as there has been a (an) ____ interest in the medium and a national museum recently approached her to see if she had any to sell.

    1. critic-waning of

    2. collector-continuation of

    3. historian-intensification of

    4. resident-decline in

    5. connoisseur-resurgence of

  4. The fruit's ____ exterior belied the contents: The flesh was more ____ than a ripe mango, and had an intense flavor.

    1. intriguing-interesting

    2. gaudy-juicy

    3. colorful-drab

    4. nondescript-succulent

    5. exotic-tender

  5. Against my better judgment I went up into the decrepit attic to search for a mah jong set that had been ____ there for more than forty years, but as I stepped ____ on the beams I couldn't help feeling that the ceiling was going to give way under me.

    1. lying-firmly

    2. languishing-gingerly

    3. rotting-athletically

    4. flourishing-tentatively

    5. stored-jauntily