Competitive Exams: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice_Test 3 of 31)

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  1. Unwilling to admit that they had been in error, the researchers tried to ________ their case with more data obtained from dubious sources.
    1. ascertain
    2. buttress
    3. refute
    4. absolve
    5. dispute
  2. Archaeology is a poor profession; only ________ sums are available for excavating sites and even more ________ amounts for preserving the excavations.
    1. paltry-meager
    2. miniscule-substantial
    3. average-augmented
    4. judicious-penurious
    5. modest-generous
  3. The student was extremely foolhardy; he had the ________ to question the senior professor՚s judgment.
    1. wisdom
    2. temerity
    3. interest
    4. trepidation
    5. condescension
  4. The formerly ________ waters of lake have been polluted so that the fish are no longer visible from the surface.
    1. muddy
    2. tranquil
    3. stagnant
    4. pellucid
    5. rancid
  5. After the accident, the nerves to her arm were damaged and so the muscles ________ through disuse.
    1. atrophied
    2. contracted
    3. elongated
    4. invigorated
    5. dwindled
  6. Some critics maintain that Tennyson՚s poetry is uneven, ranging from the ________ to the ________.
    1. sublime-elevated
    2. trite-inspired
    3. vacuous-inane
    4. succinct-laconic
    5. sonorous-voluble