Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice-Test 12 of 31)

  1. It will be hard to ____ Leonid now that you have so ____ him.

    1. pacify-soothed

    2. mollify-incensed

    3. antagonize-irritated

    4. anger-ruffled

    5. subdue-subjugated

  2. The lectures on quantum physics were invariably ____; the lecturer ____ his ill-prepared material in a manner guaranteed to send even the most ardent student to sleep.

    1. stimulating-delivered

    2. pedestrian-enthused about

    3. soporific-droned

    4. scintillating-intoned

    5. arcane-marshaled

  3. Edward was understandably upset that he had lost the position, but he was ____ by the conviction that he had done nothing to ____ the dismissal.

    1. consoled-merit

    2. warmed-avoid

    3. comforted-mar

    4. miffed-delay

    5. saddened-earn

  4. Alpha ____ to counteract her negative feelings, but only succeeded in ____ them.

    1. tried-allaying

    2. hoped-mitigating

    3. desired-ameliorating

    4. hesitated-deprecating

    5. endeavoured-intensifying

  5. She was roundly condemned for her ____; she betrayed the woman to whom she owed her success.

    1. truculence

    2. perfidy

    3. serendipity

    4. pragmatism

    5. discernment

  6. The progress of disease is ____; it spreads stealthily without any symptoms in the early stages.

    1. dramatic

    2. acute

    3. blatant

    4. insidious

    5. inexorable