PAR: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice_Test 15 of 31)

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  1. The success of business venture ____ his expectations; he never thought that the firm would prosper.

    1. confirmed

    2. belied

    3. nullified

    4. fulfilled

    5. ratified

  2. For centuries there was no ___ between their descendents; in fact ____ strife continued until modern times.

    1. peace-internecine

    2. hostility-intermittent

    3. malevolence-intense

    4. amity-contrived

    5. difference-feudal

  3. The journalist ____ the efforts of drug squad to control drug peddling, claiming that they had actually ____ the problem.

    1. commended-increased

    2. lauded-intensified

    3. decried-solved

    4. deprecated-exacerbated

    5. noted-caused

  4. Since the Romans failed to ____ the tribes in Northern Britain, they built a wall to ____ the tribes.

    1. conquer-alienate

    2. impress-intimidate

    3. subjugate-exclude

    4. pacify-enrage

    5. neutralize-barricade

  5. The professor became increasingly ____ in later years, flying into a rage whenever he was opposed.

    1. taciturn

    2. voluble

    3. subdued

    4. contrite

    5. irascible

  6. Although the deep sea has a typically ____ fauna, near vents in the sea bed where warm water emerges live remarkable densities of invertebrates and fish.

    1. verdant

    2. unique

    3. lush

    4. pallid

    5. sparse

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