Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice_Test 22 of 31)

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  1. Alpha, who had inadvertently ________ his friend, wrote an ________ letter with the intention of pouring oil over troubled waters.
    1. alienated-amicable
    2. humored-argumentative
    3. harmed-asinine
    4. offended-affected
    5. mollified-extensive
  2. It was with considerable ________ that my mother revealed the results of her ________ studies to my grandfather as she had learned that my great-grandfather had been notorious criminal, a fact that grandfather had been at pains to hide.
    1. pride-hereditary
    2. anxiety-anthropological
    3. trepidation-genealogical
    4. excitement-philosophical
    5. annoyance-investigative
  3. The old shepherd had a reputation for being ________, and it came as no surprise to us that he had a ________ attitude to us strangers, shouting and waving his fists to warn us off his land.
    1. incognito-pugnacious
    2. xenophobic-equivocal
    3. philosophic-bellicose
    4. philanthropic-benign
    5. misanthropic-belligerent
  4. As a child my grandfather used to refer to me as his little ________ because I suffered from ________, and if my parents shut my bedroom door at night I would have nightmares and wander round the house.
    1. anachronism-terrors
    2. progenitor-trepidation
    3. wanderer-arachnophobia
    4. somnambulist-claustrophobia
    5. angel-acrophobia
  5. The new teacher refused to take charge of almost defunct Poetry Club, saying that it would be too much trouble to ________ this ________ society.
    1. circumscribe-vast
    2. control-wayward
    3. direct-defeated
    4. resurrect-moribund
    5. resuscitate-immortal
  6. The speaker at the Marketing Convention resorted to frequent ________, yet these touches of local color added a charm to his speech, and the audience went away with the impression that they had heard one of most ________ businessmen of age.
    1. evocations-fanciful
    2. colloquialisms-eloquent
    3. aberrations-vociferous
    4. epigrams-omniscient
    5. soliloquies-monotonous
  7. The philosopher argues that far from being dead, ________ is a feature of human behavior in modern times: His ________ lists articles containing many instances of people sacrificing themselves for the good of others.
    1. cognition-cosmology
    2. altruism-bibliography
    3. pugilism-appendix
    4. parricide-epigram
    5. philanthropy-epigraph
  8. The device of ________ narrator allows the author to write as though he is god: He sees all and understands all.
    1. omniscient
    2. first person
    3. imaginative
    4. implacable
    5. immortal
  9. Even though he is now ________, my uncle continues to give the doctors cause for concern: They say the ________ is not good and, in all probability, uncle will be confined to bed once again before the week is out:
    1. improving-chronology
    2. optimistic-therapy
    3. morbid-outlook
    4. ambidextrous-result
    5. ambulant-prognosis
  10. For all their talk of ________ the land despoiled by mining, the local government has failed to offer a ________ plan.
    1. amortizing-feasible
    2. clearing-credulous
    3. regenerating-credible
    4. reclaiming-quotidian
    5. optimizing-monolithic

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