Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice_Test 17 of 31)

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  1. His one vice was gluttony and so it is not surprising that as he aged he became increasingly ________.
    1. emaciated
    2. despondent
    3. corpulent
    4. carping
    5. lithe
  2. Our once thriving Nature Club is now ________; the progams have had to be cancelled due to lack of support.
    1. defunct
    2. extant
    3. resurgent
    4. burgeoning
    5. renovated
  3. Having been chief accountant for so many years, Ms. George felt herself to be ________ and was unwilling to ________ control of department after the merger.
    1. slighted-truncate
    2. irreplaceable-assume
    3. insubordinate-retain
    4. decisive-continue
    5. indispensable-relinquish
  4. Because Elaine՚s father was a field entomologist who trekked over the continent studying insect infestations, and insisted on taking his young family with him, Elaine and her brother had a (n) ________ childhood.
    1. idyllic
    2. itinerant
    3. sedentary
    4. propitious
    5. equable
  5. Alpha was ________ when her supervisor took only a ________ look at her essay over which she had taken so much care.
    1. exultant-superficial
    2. vexed-studious
    3. disappointed-cursory
    4. pleased-patronizing
    5. relieved-perfunctory
  6. When he was young he ________ ideas of becoming a doctor; however, he was ________ by his father who wanted him to join the family business.
    1. harbored-backed
    2. entertained-dissuaded
    3. produced-critical
    4. repudiated-deterred
    5. eschewed-encouraged

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