Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice_Test 16 of 31)

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  1. Their bantering talk seemed ________, but in fact it masked an underlying ________.
    1. hostile-antipathy
    2. amicable-antagonism
    3. jovial-assumptions
    4. exasperating-frustrations
    5. friendly-geniality
  2. The new nomenclature was so ________ that many chemists preferred to revert to the older trivial names that were at least shorter.
    1. succinct
    2. cumbersome
    3. irrational
    4. facile
    5. systematic
  3. Even though the auditors ________ the accountant, his reputation was ________ by the allegations of fraud.
    1. vindicated-enhanced
    2. indicted-blemished
    3. betrayed-ruined
    4. exonerated-tarnished
    5. cleared-condoned
  4. Many so-called social playwrights are distinctly ________; rather than allowing the members of audience to form their own opinions, these writers force a viewpoint on the viewer.
    1. conciliatory
    2. prolific
    3. iconoclastic
    4. didactic
    5. contumacious
  5. The archaeologist, viewing the fragmentary remains of ancient city, reflected on the ________ of human ________.
    1. impermanence-endeavour
    2. transience-thought
    3. dearth-aspirations
    4. futility-humility
    5. durability-constructs
  6. He was normally entirely ________, but in the embarrassing situation in which he found himself he felt compelled to ________.
    1. equable-evade
    2. considerate-concede
    3. forthright-prevaricate
    4. mendacious-equivocate
    5. amenable-capitulate

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