Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice-Test 23 of 31)

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  1. You might as well try to ____ an angry cobra, as to ____ the sergeant when he is in one of his moods.

    1. divert-question

    2. condone-soothe

    3. capture-arouse

    4. placate-pacify

    5. taunt-enrage

  2. In the days of last owner, the stately home was run on a ____ scale; no guest left without remarking on the quality and profusion of food and drink.

    1. lavish

    2. military

    3. reduced

    4. ornate

    5. modest

  3. At that time, it was easy for unscrupulous politicians to ____ poor laborers to attack other workers who came from other states; however, these outbreaks of ____ declined as the economy improved.

    1. persuade-expansiveness

    2. incite-xenophobia

    3. assist-rebellion

    4. pay-philanthropy

    5. suborn-inequity

  4. Scientists have not been entirely successful in ____ fears that genetically modified crops pose a threat to consumers, although the issue does not seem as ____ as it once was.

    1. mitigating-simple

    2. arousing-polemical

    3. allaying-contentious

    4. generating-frightening

    5. subsuming-relevant

  5. The philosopher, divorced from reality, spent his time pondering the infinite, and left the ____ matters of food and clothing to his more ____ wife.

    1. quotidian-erudite

    2. urgent-energetic

    3. numinous-worldly

    4. pressing-alert

    5. mundane-prosaic