Odisha PSC Exam: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice_Test 18 of 31)

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  1. Literary criticism has in recent years become increasingly ________; it is almost impossible for the non-literary person to understand its analyses.
    1. abstruse
    2. accessible
    3. colloquial
    4. wide-ranging
    5. professional
  2. The alchemists, though they are often supposed to have been ________ or confidence tricksters, were actually skilful technologists.
    1. empiricists
    2. polemicists
    3. pragmatists
    4. theorists
    5. charlatans
  3. Bullock carts and hand pumps seem ________ in a village whose skyline is dominated by telephone cables and satellite dishes.
    1. anachronisms
    2. exigencies
    3. diversions
    4. provocations
    5. portents
  4. A ________ child, she was soon bored in class; she already knew more mathematics than her junior school teachers.
    1. obdurate
    2. querulous
    3. precocious
    4. recalcitrant
    5. contemporary
  5. Stuart reveled in ________; he would never seek ________ until all possibilities for debate had been exhausted.
    1. altercation-clarification
    2. polemics-conciliation
    3. ambiguities-consolation
    4. asceticism-indulgence
    5. digressions-direction
  6. Turner claimed to paint what he saw; yet no painter ever departed further from close ________ or took more ________ with subjects.
    1. imitation-liberties
    2. observation-care
    3. definition-vagaries
    4. imagination-pains
    5. resemblance-trouble

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