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Sentence Completion Questions
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Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 ix 1 9 17 27 37 47 55 65 73 83 91 101 109 117 127 vii .
501 Sentence Completion Questions Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 135 143 151 159 169 viii .
but incomplete. Sentence completions test two separate aspects of your verbal skills: your vocabulary and your ability to follow the internal logic of sentences. Each of these questions has one blank (or. ix . two blanks) within a single sentence. you will develop the skills necessary to tackle each type of sentence completion question. but with practice you can learn to master them. sentences in order to correctly complete the sentences. Sentence completions test your ability to use the information found in complex. These sentences are often quite complex.Introduction Welcome to 501 Sentence Completion Questions! This book is designed to help you prepare for the verbal and reading sections of many assessment and entrance exams. By completing the 501 sample items offered here and by studying their answer explanations. there are some strategies that will greatly increase your score on these questions. Often the sentences are long and difﬁcult to follow. Fortunately. You will also improve your vocabulary and your process of elimination skills. on some tests.
Pay special attention to introductory and transitional words—but. use elimination and educated guessing. The words that do appear offer clues to the missing word. yet. If you don’t know some words. however. If you can ﬁnd out how the words that appear are connected.501 Sentence Completion Questions Many standardized tests—including high school and college entrance exams and civil service exams—use sentence completion questions to test vocabulary and logic. You must also understand the logic of the sentence. the word that does not appear is the key to the meaning of the sentence. Be sure your choice is both logical and grammatically correct. Here is a sampling of strategies: I I I I Read the entire sentence saying “blank” for the blank(s). which means you are able to eliminate x . This gives you an overall sense of the meaning of the sentence and helps you ﬁgure out how the parts of the sentence relate to each other. you can ﬁnd the correct answer. you may have a synonym for the answer or the answer itself. even though—because they are key to forming the logical structure of the sentence. Some of the “alphabet soup” of exams that contain sentence completions are the: I I I I I I SAT I exam PSAT/NMSQT exam GRE General test TOEFL/TOEIC exams ISEE GRT You might wonder what kinds of strategies you can use to master sentence completions. When it comes to sentence completions. If an answer occurs to you before you even look at the choices. This means that you must know more than just the meaning of the words involved. although.
that ousted the president. General Monsanto declared himself the dictator of the country. nuance b. empirical c. lament The answer is choice b. pedantic xi . slovenly e. solicitation d.) is a sudden and decisive change of leadership illegally or by force. a. A coup (n. byzantine d. a takeover. a. What (the cause) led the general to declare himself dictator (the result)? Something brief and violent. or guessing from context when you know a related word. coup c. upbraiding e. There are several types of sentence completions: I I I I restatement comparison contrast cause and effect Here is an example of a cause-and-effect sentence completion question: After a brief and violent ______ that ousted the president. Here is an example of a restatement question: The city council formed a committee to simplify several dozen ______ city ordinances that were unnecessarily complicated and out-of-date. feckless b. a coup.501 Sentence Completion Questions one or more of the choices as deﬁnitely wrong.
a ______. for example. you may discover signal words and phrases—clues that help you choose the correct answer. as illustrated by Example: Anna was cleared of all charges. in other words. in other words. an adjective that means “highly complicated and intricate. (The answer compares to being “cleared of all charges. as shown. (The answer is something that contrasts with “solitary. as ______ as. however. (The answer.” Here. yet.501 Sentence Completion Questions The answer is choice c. or on the contrary Example: Although the tiger is a solitary beast.) xii . Sally’s ______ look showed her displeasure. As you practice sentence completions. consequently. however. its cousin the lion is a ______ animal. and for something that needs simplifying.” such as gregarious or sociable.” might be knave or scoundrel. just as.) Cause and effect: thus. as a result. therefore. in fact.) Comparison: likewise. but. consequently. similarly. Here are common signal words and an example for each kind of question: Restatement: namely. and. that is Example: The pickpocket was a trickster. but. which restates “trickster. you are looking for a restatement of the clue words complicated and out-of-date. byzantine.) Contrast: though. despite. maybe scowling or sullen.” so perhaps Sam was vindicated. on the other hand. similarly. leads to Example: A truck stole her parking spot. despite. although. and because and phrases such as due to. Sam was ______. (The answer would be a look caused by someone stealing Sally’s parking spot.
you may ﬁnd that you do very well with words that are cognates (words from a common original form. You will get used to identifying the relationships of words within a sentence. First. You may also discover a pattern to your wrong answers. study the answers. You have shown your commitment by purchasing this book. but not so well on foreign words. through practice. Now what you need to do is complete each exercise. which helps boost your vocabulary and your verbal test scores. your performance on these questions will help you assess your vocabulary strengths and weaknesses. These divisions may reﬂect how challenging the vocabulary is or how complex the sentence structure is or how challenging the logic of the sentence is. For example. and books. and watch your ability to solve sentence completions increase. (Are you weak on cause-and-effect questions?) In addition to this book. You have already taken an important step toward improving your score. to spot and disregard wrong answer choices. The 501 Skill Builder in Focus exercises will help you prepare for an exam in several ways. such as ennui or angst. you will learn. Second. look for other sources of vocabulary growth: software. The more comfortable you are with the question format and the more familiar you are with the range of sentence completion types. One helpful resource is LearningExpress’s Vocabulary and Spelling Success in 20 Minutes a Day. such as asteroid and astronomy). the easier the verbal or reading section of your test will be. Third. Good luck! xiii . audio and online courses.501 Sentence Completion Questions The sentence completion question sets in this book increase in difﬁculty as you practice your way through them—from easy to intermediate to advanced. you will become familiar with the question format.
vocalizations d. ostentatious e. blissful 2. She hadn’t eaten all day. verbosity c.Chapter 1 1. vulgarity b. blighted b. ravenous d. and by the time she got home she was ______. a. garishness e. tonality 1 . a. confutative c. The movie offended many of the parents of its younger viewers by including unnecessary ______ in the dialogue.
and they stopped inviting him to backyard barbeques. belligerent 5. Steven is always ______ about showing up for work because he feels that tardiness is a sign of irresponsibility. advocate b. creating a shimmering effect. titillated b. literal e. scintillated d. His neighbors found his ______ manner bossy and irritating. Candace would ______ her little sister into an argument by teasing her and calling her names. glassy beads. insentient b. restorative e. a. necessitate e. tolerable c. maximize b. reiterated c. provoke c. enthralled e. magisterial c. The dress Ariel wore ______ with small. a. a. reiterate d. reciprocate 2 . legible b. recombinant c. Being able to afford this luxury car will ______ getting a better- paying job. a. lamente e. expunge 6.501 Sentence Completion Questions 3. modest 4. reparatory d. a. striated 7. punctual d. perforate d.
coercion c. a(n) ______ writer. a. predilection b. abdicate d. Levina unknowingly ______ the thief by holding open the elevator doors and ensuring his escape. extol 12. satisfactory b. acute 11. winnow e. reprimand b. acceptable e. a. proclaimed c. a. solicited 9. abetted d. galling d. or marry Lady Fiona and inherit the crown. coerced b. entertained audiences by writing many tragic and comic plays.501 Sentence Completion Questions 8. obstinate c. volition e. a. dutiful d. upbraid c. If you will not do your work of your own ______. a. infusion 3 . I have no choice but to penalize you if it is not done on time. generic 10. sanctioned e. numeric b. I had the ______ experience of sitting next to an over-talkative passenger on my ﬂight home from Brussels. Shakespeare. excursion d. Prince Phillip had to choose: marry the woman he loved and ______ his right to the throne. commendable c. proliﬁc e.
perforated e. emphatic 14.501 Sentence Completion Questions 13. laconic e. a. After sitting in the sink for several days. keen c. hospitable b. quaint b. the dirty. Krystyna spotted a trio of deer on the hillside and she reduced the speed of her car. malodorous b. fastidious c. With her ______ eyesight. a. inferior b. food-encrusted dishes became ______. ductile e. conspiratorial 4 . itinerant c. enterprising d. impressionable d. a. Giulia soon discovered the source of the ______ smell in the room: a week-old tuna sandwich that one of the children had hidden in the closet. a. the reporter was not invited to return to the White House pressroom. clandestine d. prevalent c. irreverent 16. After making ______ remarks to the President. chivalrous e. imposing d. fetid 15.
infusion e. steadfast c. predilection d. acquitted b. tenuous d. nulliﬁed 20. Johan argued. fearing a ______ of their power. premonition c. you are ______ in that crime because you allowed it to happen. The story’s bitter antagonist felt such great ______ for all of the other characters that as a result. plausible e. malevolence c. preference 5 . nefarious c. sentimental e. precarious d. inversion 21. declamation e. insurgence b. the boy quickly slipped the candy into his pocket without his mother’s knowledge.501 Sentence Completion Questions 17. stereotypical d. a. impartial 18. who felt she should try to control her emotions. Her ______ display of tears at work did not impress her new boss. his life was very lonely and he died alone. schematic 19. reciprocation d. a. maudlin b. a. “If you know about a crime but don’t report it. meritorious c. called for a military state in the hopes of restoring order. With a(n) ______ grin. complicit e.” a. a. subversion b. The authorities. jaundiced b.
indispensable b. deciduous e. usury c. illustrative e. Wedding ceremonies often include the exchange of ______ rings to symbolize the couple’s promises to each other. novice d. so her parties were attended by vastly different and sometimes bizarre personalities. a. kaleidoscopic 24. votive 25. The ______ weather patterns of the tropical island meant tourists had to carry both umbrellas and sunglasses. a. impertinent b. supplicant c. kleptomania e. indisputable 6 . preeminent d. plaintive d. bankruptcy b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 22. a. propulsive e. indiscriminate c. It is difﬁcult to believe that charging 20% on an outstanding credit card balance isn’t ______! a. Kym was ______ in choosing her friends. hirsute b. ﬂagrancy 23. acrimonious c. commensurate d.
5. c.) means to make necessary. Proliﬁc (adj. a. or responsibility.) means to emit or send forth sparks or little ﬂashes of light. Keen (adj. 8.) means being extremely sensitive or responsive.) means to formally relinquish or surrender power.) means having a foul-smelling odor. 2. 12. e. encourage. or exasperating. not reverent. 11. To scintillate (v. annoying. usually an act of wrongdoing. 4. 15. putrid. 3.) means extremely hungry.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 1.) is to incite anger or resentment. Volition (n.) means lacking respect or seriousness. Galling (adj. or aid. Magisterial (adj. d. 14. 13. c.) means arriving exactly on time. Ravenous (adj. ofﬁce. To abet (v. 6.) means having a foul or offensive odor. 7. b. a. c. d.) means irritating.) means overbearing or offensively self-assured.) means abundantly creative. d. 7 . 10. creating a shimmering effect. Punctual (adj. Malodorous (adj. urge. c. 16. e. having strength of perception. to sparkle. c. an act or exercise of will. Vulgarity (n. 9. To necessitate (v. b.) means offensive speech or conduct. b. To abdicate (v. To provoke (v.) means accord. Fetid (adj.) means to assist. especially as a result. to call forth a feeling or action. c. Irreverent (adj.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 17. 19. Nefarious (adj. 25. b. 23. a.) means wicked. 8 .) means continually changing or quickly shifting. Complicit (adj. 18. 22. b. b. Maudlin (adj. Usury (n. a. hate. b. d. haphazard. Indiscriminate (adj. 24. or evil.) means ill will or malice toward others.) means participating in or associated with a questionable act or a crime. e.) means excessively and weakly sentimental or tearfully emotional. 21.) means an overthrow. e. as from the foundation. Malevolence (n.) is the lending of money at exorbitant interest rates.) means not discriminating or choosing randomly. without distinction. Kaleidoscopic (adj. Subversion (n. 20.) means dedicated by a vow. vicious. Votive (adj.
a. daunted 9 . grave d. a. conservative 27. aloof b.Chapter 2 26. jesting c. erect e. eminent d. but irritated his serious father. earnest e. Brian’s pale Irish skin was ______ to burn if he spent too much time in the sun. Phillip’s ______ tone endeared him to his comical friends. urbane c. prone b.
A fan of historical ﬁction. Over the years the Wilsons slowly ______ upon the Jacksons’ property. decorous b. a. Susan attempted to ______ his family members about his recent shopping excursions. a. moving the stone markers that divided their lots farther and farther onto the Jacksons’ land. probe c. jettisoned c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 28. repudiated e. proﬁcient b. onerous 29. teemed 30. rogue c. redundant e. dormant d. droll d. To ﬁnd out what her husband bought for her birthday. revere 10 . reﬂective c. a. alienate d. prescribe b. encroached b. conjoined d. antebellum e. converge e. Mary became ______ at typing because she practiced every day for six months. a. valiant 31. Joline is now reading a novel about slavery in the ______ South.
resurgent b. jovial b. punctilious e. antecedent 11 . static e. raucous d. tedious c. invulnerable d. corrupt b. fuel-efﬁcient car is a ______ purchase for a recent college graduate. copious b. a. depleted 33. unhallowed d. churlish c. stealthy c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 32. a. she felt ______ forces must be at work. sardonic e. a. a. Juan’s friends found him in a ______ mood after he learned he would be homecoming king. nominal e. premature c. a. ﬂagrant c. vulnerable b. morose 36. Choosing a small. and he was able to escape safely to his castle. With all of the recent negative events in her life. Such a ______ violation of school policy should be punished by nothing less than expulsion. judicious 35. malignant d. gullible e. paltry d. His suit of armor made the knight ______ to his enemy’s attack. imprudent 34.
a. Pam had a tendency to ______. tacit e. apocryphal d. bemused b. scintillating c. cunning e. unsullied 12 . tantamount 38. rejuvenate c. somber b. The ______ rumors did a great deal of damage even though they turned out to be false. When her schoolwork got to be too much. harbinger b. dedicate b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 37. She reached the ______ of her career with her fourth novel. ebullient e. Racha’s glance was a ______ invitation to speak later in private about events of the meeting. trecherous b. a. taboo 40. The ______ townspeople celebrated the soldier’s return to his home by adorning trees with yellow ribbons and balloons. excel e. apogee c. a. which always put her further behind. jubilant c. a. prosaic c. pitiless d. which won the Pulitzer Prize. ponder d. a. synthesis 41. metamorphosis d. dictum e. procrastinate 39. tactful d.
ﬂourished d. fawning e. The mock graduation ceremony—with a trained skunk posing as the college president—was a complete ______ that offended many college ofﬁcials. mottled b. who as a young woman had been the most accomplished pianist in her native Lithuania. malleable e. bantered b. saccharine 43. a. Kendrick’s talent ______ under the tutelage of Anya Kowalonek. ______ fabric of the clown’s tie matched his oversized jacket. a. communicable 45. a. The governor-elect was hounded by a group of ______ lobbyists and others hoping to gain favor with her administration. bleak c. tempest b. abstruse c. facetious b. magnanimous d. colluded 13 . embellished e. The busy. epitome c. travesty e. a. which was equally atrocious.501 Sentence Completion Questions 42. quintessence d. touted c. credible d. recitative 44.
conﬂuence c. a. calculation e. facade d. wreak b. activist e. dominion c. I’ve never seen him rattled by anything. The soldiers received a military ______ to inspect all their vehicles before traveling. I have always admired Seymour’s ______. feigned d. censured b. mandate 14 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 46. allotment b. Romeo is a hero able to capture the audience’s sympathy by continually professing his love for Juliet. affectation d. warrant c. a. ensue d. propriety d. protagonist b. As the ______ in Romeo and Juliet. placate e. compunction e. catechist 48. aplomb b. a. enigma c. The chess master promised to ______ havoc upon his opponent’s pawns for taking his bishop. a. striated c. a. The children were ______ by the seemingly nonsensical clues until Kinan pointed out that the messages were in code. nostalgia 50. endow 49. ﬂummoxed 47. prevaricated e.
sensible. especially the American Civil War. Jesting (adj. marked with the spirit of jolly merriment. 30.) is to put off from day to day.) means to gradually or stealthily take the rights or possessions of another. Apocryphal (adj. offensive. Jovial (adj. c.) means conspicuously and outrageously bad. to advance beyond proper or formal limits. 37. 33. Judicious (adj. a. d. 28. showing good judgment. a. b. adept. or reprehensible. 36.) means disposed to cause distress or inﬂict suffering intentionally. ﬁctitious. Prone (adj.) means incapable of being damaged or wounded. To encroach (v.) means well versed in any business or branch of learning. Flagrant (adj. 38. 27.) means of questionable authenticity or doubtful authority. Malignant (adj. an injurious inﬁltration. false. 32. c.) means a tendency or inclination to something. Proﬁcient (adj. To probe (v. tentatively survey.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 26. e. Invulnerable (adj.) means showing hearty good cheer. b. a. Antebellum (adj. 31. unassailable or invincible. e.) is to examine thoroughly. inclining to produce death. 35. joking. To procrastinate (v.) means characterized by making jests. a. c. 29.) means belonging to the period before a war. 15 . 34. b. playful.) means being wise or prudent. trespass.
) is (of artists) to be in a state of high productivity.) means rejoicing.) means attempting to win favor or attention by excessive ﬂattery. excellence. 45. 43. culmination. To ﬂummox (v.) is self-assurance. A protagonist (n. d. 50. d. a. 49.) means the highest or farthest point.501 Sentence Completion Questions 39. Mottled (adj. 42. comfort or whatever is desirable. Jubilant (adj. a. Apogee (n. increase in wealth. or servile compliance. c.) is a command or authoritative instruction. to fare well. to make bold. 40. thrive. e. 47. 16 . the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the body it is orbiting. poise. a grotesque imitation with the intent to ridicule. expressing joyfulness. To wreak (v. obsequious. to grow luxuriously. 48.) means a parody. To ﬂourish (v. b. honor. e.) is to confuse. Fawning (adj. composure. bewilder. as a revenge or punishment. a.) is the main character in a drama. ingratiating displays of affection.) means blotched or spotted with different colors or shades. a. or inﬂuence. 41.) means unspoken yet understood. prosper. 46. exulting. Aplomb (n. Travesty (n. perplex. Tacit (adj. b. sweeping movements. Mandate (n.) means to inﬂict. especially under strain. c. 44.
As ______ beings we live each day conscious of our shortcomings and victories. static e. senile 52. rant d. sentient c.Chapter 3 51. placate e. a. fetter 17 . The curious crowd gathered to watch the irate customer ______ about the poor service he received in the restaurant. sensational b. trivialize c. sentimental d. antiquate b. a.
but he could tell by the crowd’s reaction that it was a critical ______ in the game. a. juncture d. compatriot d. a. scintillating c. charismatic c. ire d. tribute e. acclamation b. knave b. a. conviction c. It is helpful for salesmen to develop a good ______ with their customers in order to gain their trust. revelation 55. Ron didn’t know the rules of rugby. a. diverting d. exceptional d. rapport c. enigma e. nonconformist e. The ______ sound of the radiator as it released steam became an increasingly annoying distraction. platitude b. sibilant b. The man’s ______ driving resulted in a four-car pile-up on the freeway. negligent 54. boastful e. reactionary c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 53. a. sinuous e. martyr 56. burdensome b. scurrilous 57. disinclination 18 . My ancestor who lost his life in the Revolutionary War was a ______ for American independence.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 58. a. quaint 61. correlative 59. David’s ______ entrance on stage disrupted the scene and caused the actors to ﬂub their lines. mutual d. arable d. gangling b. abject e. candid b. studious c. mimetic d. untimely b. a. provincial c. tensile 60. heedless b. a. complementary c. The ______ seventh-grader towered over the other players on his basketball team. the ofﬁce manager found he had ______ responsibilities that required knowledge in a variety of different topics. manifold e. In such a small ofﬁce setting. precise c. reserved 19 . timid e. The settlers found an ideal location with plenty of ______ land for farming and a mountain stream for fresh water and irrigation. fortuitous e. lithe d. a.
yearling d. not his accomplishments. darken c. adulation c. the thieves proceeded to ______ the entire house. existential d. begrudging e. retinue 63. Carson was at ﬁrst ﬂattered by the ______ of his new colleagues. hatchling 20 . The ______ deer stuck close to its mother when venturing out into the open ﬁeld. bulwark d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 62. foundling c. glorify 65. amplify d. bountiful e. jovial 64. but he soon realized that their admiration rested chieﬂy on his connections. it is possible to upgrade from regular gasoline to premium. rapport e. a. nominal b. For a(n) ______ fee. ransack e. reprisal b. a. justify b. judgmental c. starling b. a. Searching frantically to ﬁnd the hidden jewels. a.
enjoined c. liquefaction 69. coerced b. Jackson’s poor typing skills were a ______ to ﬁnding employment at the nearby ofﬁce complex. impasse b. hindrance c. ﬂagrant c. The police ofﬁcer ______ the crowd to step back from the ﬁre so that no one would get hurt. a. stagnated d. futile 21 . undulated b. diversion e. a. benign e. butter. the chef created a creamy sauce by combining brown sugar. and cinnamon in a pan and cooking them over medium-high heat.501 Sentence Completion Questions 66. canon 68. a. delineated 67. decadence d. partiality d. terse d. a. permeated e. beneﬁt b. temptation e. Through ______. The defendant claimed that he was innocent and that his confession was ______. obscurity c.
muniﬁcent b. c. not just during the holidays. sedition attrition interaction reiteration perdition 72. e. immeasurable c. a. b. lethargic b. portly c. segregated e. Irfan’s reply was ______. equivocal d. vale d. amphibious d. nocturne e. a. Calvin reached the ______ of his career in his early thirties when he became president and CEO of a software company. a. and I didn’t know how to interpret it. harrowing 22 . nulliﬁed d. a. a. irate c. Keith was ______ in his giving to friends and charities throughout the year. d. Although I’d asked a simple “yes” or “no” question. guileful e. The rebel spies were charged with ______ and put on trial. Harvey was discouraged that his visa application was ______ due to his six convictions. voracious e. forensic 73. prodigal b. zenith 74.501 Sentence Completion Questions 70. aggravated 71. plethora c. zephyr b.
interpretation e. inoculation d. The high-proﬁle company CEO was given an ______ for speaking at the monthly meeting of the area business leaders’ society. inquisition 23 . honorarium c. a. expiation b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 75.
53. or unusually tall and thin. 55. virtually nothing. 64. To rant (v. A rapport (n. d. especially one that is at a critical point. c.) means possessing the power of sense or sense- perception. a. Untimely (adj. Nominal (adj. or much below the actual value of a thing. Negligent (adj. Sentient (adj. to plunder. c. conscious. one who suffers constantly. Sibilant (adj. 59. 54. having a careless manner.) means to habitually lack in giving proper care or attention. 60. Manifold (adj. 57. Arable (adj. fawning ﬂattery. 56. for a cause or principle. Adulation (n. A martyr (n.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 51. 58. 61. e.) is a point of time.) means many and varied. of many kinds. b. b.) means strong or excessive admiration or praise. a. Gangling (adj. a. b. Juncture (n. a victim.) means characterized by a hissing sound. multiple. ﬁt for plowing and farming productively.) means happening before the proper time. c.) is one who sacriﬁces something of supreme value. a.) means suitable for cultivation.) means to thoroughly search. To ransack (v. 52. 24 .) means to speak loudly or violently. e.) means awkward. such as a life. pillage. d. 62. 63. lanky.) is a relationship that is useful and harmonious.) means small.
70. threats. To coerce (v. Zenith (n. 74. 71. e. insurrection.) is a young animal past its ﬁrst year but not yet two years old. or intimidation. 25 . 68.) means extremely generous or liberal in giving. 67. 66. To enjoin (v.501 Sentence Completion Questions 65. a.) means open to two or more interpretations. 72. 69. c. b. uncertain. ambiguous and often intended to mislead. A yearling (n. Hindrance (n.) is an impediment or obstruction. a cause of being prevented or impeded.) means to make invalid or nonexistent. e.) means resistance. b. to compel. 73. Muniﬁcent (adj. 75. To nullify (v. Honorarium (n. a. c.) means to issue an order or command.) is the process of liquefying a solid or making a liquid. conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. Sedition (n. lavish. Liquefaction (n. a state of being hindered.) is to force to do through pressure. open to question. Equivocal (adj. a. c. to direct or impose with authority. b.) is payment or reward for services for which payment is not usually required.) means the highest point of any path or course.
c.Chapter 4 76. for no matter how much he had. e. terrariums neoprene jurisdictions ravines belfries 27 . Sheila’s grueling hike included passing through numerous ______. exalted c. protracted b. ﬁlibustered 77. coveted e. d. a. a. Zachary was doomed to a miserable life. engendered d. he always ______ the possessions of others. b.
demure d. a. transcended e. auspicious d. stagnant c. motif 81. manifold b. lexicon c. Because he was so ______. dogmatic 79. lolled 28 . sterile e. the athlete was able to complete the obstacle course in record time. sustained c. volatile e. The college professor was known on campus as a ______ character—bland but harmless and noble in his ideals. a. a. ensconced b. a. The toy store’s extensive inventory offered a ______ of toys from baby items to video games for teenagers. belligerent b. gamut e. burrow d. expelled d. staid b. nimble c. April ______ by the pool in her lounge chair while the children swam. With sunscreen and a good book. speculative 80.501 Sentence Completion Questions 78.
Tired of hearing the child whine for more candy. a. mordant 84.501 Sentence Completion Questions 82. detractor d. a. believing it would signiﬁcantly improve learning and ease the burden on working parents. enumerated 29 . a. NaQuan had a terrible habit of boasting so much about his smallest accomplishments that his ______ became renowned throughout the small college campus. epiphany e. venturous d. avaricious c. abated c. connoisseur 85. He has long been a(n) ______ of year-round school. mockery 83. Only a small number of people in the audience laughed at the comic’s ______ sense of humor. rendered d. vainglory b. while the rest found him to be too sarcastic. difﬁdence d. advocate b. placated e. dauntless e. tempestuousness e. consequential b. a. relented b. levity c. timidity c. the babysitter ﬁnally ______ and offered him a piece of chocolate.
garrison 90. primal 89. appease 87. a. my teenage daughter was ______ to the idea of going out with me on Friday night instead of with her friends. judicious b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 86. villa d. contrite b. its barely discernible movement in the tank. intimate c. exacerbate e. amenable 30 . partisan d. In biology class. a. vigor 88. bolster b. insight e. a. melancholy e. Dogs growl and show their teeth in an attempt to ______ the animal or person they perceive as a threat. cow d. torpor d. pragmatic d. vinculum e. Much to my surprise. summary c. a. prescience c. The ______ instinct of a watchdog is to attack strangers who enter its home. labyrinth b. impartial c. deferential e. parody b. Sabine observed the slug’s ______. a. The battalion’s ______ was a well-fortiﬁed structure near the enemy lines. waylay c.
disseminate 92. Meredith used the ______ to steer the horse and keep him in line. forebode c. list d. factious d. causing crates of lobsters to topple and fall into the ocean. a. gray winter we had spent in the city. jolt bristle chine quirt hearth 95. b. degenerate c. d. bland e. pique c. expedite e. a. reprove b. triﬂe b. Walking through the ______ forest in spring was a welcome escape from the cold. stipulate e. maltreat d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 91. extricate e. oust d. verdant c. c. mandate b. innocuous 93. a. peruse 94. a. a. Nina called the humane society when she saw her neighbor ______ his dog. e. broach 31 . The enormous waves forced the lobster boat to ______ heavily to the starboard side. pliant b. Oliver was unable to ______ himself from the difﬁculties he had caused by forging the documents.
terminus c. a. Marvin’s ______ prevented him from ﬁnishing his work and was evidenced in his large phone bills. If he expected to ______ as a doctor. perpetrate b. The ______ of our expedition was still so far away that I felt we would never get there. palliate c. prosper e. dungeon 97. heroism c. palpitate d. depreciation e. freshwater b. loquacity b. apex e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 96. a. Lou knew he would have to study hard in medical school and work long hours to gain experience and skill. a. compendious d. decadence d. nadir b. improvident 99. speculation d. mediate 98. subsidiary e. a. rescission 32 . Doc Wilson grew up in Florida and was not prepared to face the ______ climate of the Alaskan winter. gelid c.
narthex b. gamut d. gullet c. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 100. quiescence e. vertex 33 . The graph clearly showed the company reaching the ______ in proﬁts during the 1980s when the economy was in a boom period.
78. a. 81.) is to wish or long for. to be agile. recline.) means of a steady and sober character. e.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 76.) means extreme sluggishness. A ravine (n.) is an entire range or a whole series. Vainglory (n. the ﬁrst in order or the original.) means bitingly sarcastic or harshly caustic. dullness. 89.) means to yield or comply. Mordant (adj. any military post. 87. d. prudently reserved and colorless. e. To loll (v. c. 88. e.) is to intimidate. a. pretentious. b. To cow (v. 82. c. 79.) is a fort or outpost where troops are stationed. 84. A gamut (n. a supporter or defender.) is to lean. 77. one who pleads on another’s behalf. e.) means primary. primitive. lounge. frighten with threats or show of force. Nimble (adj. Primal (adj. to feel immoderate desire for that which belongs to another. Torpor (n. 83.) is one who argues for a cause. 80.) is quick and light in movement. a. and demonstrative vanity. 86. lethargy or apathy. 85. or act lazily or indolently.) is a deep narrow canyon. 34 . A garrison (n. An advocate (n. d. To covet (v. To relent (v. d. a. Staid (adj.) means excessive.
) is to release from an entanglement or difﬁculty. 95. abuse. 94. Amenable (adj.) means disposed or willing to comply.) means to be successful. b. 100. d.) means to treat poorly. e. To prosper (v. Gelid (adj.) means icy or extremely cold. Vertex (n. possessing a cold or unfriendly manner. d. 35 . b. 98. d. Loquacity (n. accountable.) (related to a vessel) is to incline or to cause to lean to one side.) means green with vegetation. 92. 91. Verdant (adj. 93. c. the state of continual talking. the apex or summit. 96. A quirt (n. disengage.) is a riding whip with a short handle and braided rawhide leash. To maltreat (v. b. e. the ﬁnal stop on a transportation line. The terminus (n) is the ﬁnal point or goal. 97.) means the highest point of anything. To list (v. willing. responsive.) is talkativeness. To extricate (v. 99. a. c. responsible to a higher authority.501 Sentence Completion Questions 90.
fortitude 102. Victor Frankenstein’s creature was a(n) ______. mercenary e.Chapter 5 101. maxim d. anomaly 37 . itinerant b. a. perpetuity b. detested by everyone he met. Amie agrees with the ______ that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. conformation e. a. cosmopolitan d. anathema c. penchant c.
a. pinnacle c. detriment b. a. tirade e. a. she handled the intensely heated debate with great ______. rogue e. prowess d. Jack Nicholson was at the ______ of his career when he received the Oscar for Best Actor. heresy 106. The class endured a loud and lengthy ______ by the teacher on the subject of submitting written work on time. aversion 105. a. Lauren’s ______ features. pretentiousness c. were her stunning black hair and large. polemic c. repose 104. malicious 38 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 103. bravado d. afﬂuent c. predominant d. savvy b. succor e. universal e. Ariana was outstanding as the moderator. ﬁnesse b. guile b. oligarchy d. dark eyes. what you ﬁrst noticed about her. diplomatically and tactfully keeping the conversation fair and on track.
compunction 110. c. Whenever Tom and I would argue he would ______ with his hands and body to accentuate his point. e. Grace felt her name was truly a ______. a. rendition d. interject b. gesticulate d. encumber 108.501 Sentence Completion Questions 107. but that did not stop him from printing lies about her. a. Must we be subjected to your ______ complaints all day long? a. universality d. dispensation b. libel e. d. misnomer b. a. tiresome fearsome awesome gleesome wholesome 109. benevolence 39 . garrulity e. conjure e. preoccupation c. Awkwardly tall and prone to tripping over her own feet. assignation c. infuse c. b. The new political candidate refused to print ______ about her aggressive opponent.
ostracize c. exigency e. antiquate 113. extols c. a. eroding d. a. repudiate e. Jing-Mae felt a deep ______ for the people when she served in the Peace Corps. revel d. sanctions b. Romeo ______ Juliet’s beauty in one of the most romantic soliloquies ever written. beguiles e. afﬁnity c. philosophical c. a. peruses d. Although the villagers’ lives were profoundly different from her own. a. It was ______ to think that it could possibly snow in the middle of the desert. fetters 114. reparation b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 111. In the famous balcony scene. preventative e. injunction d. preposterous 40 . advantageous b. analogy 112. sneer b. Sometimes late at night Sharon would gaze joyfully at her children as they slept and ______ in their innocence.
The surgeon placed a ______ on the femoral artery to bind it during the long and exhausting surgery. submission e. extol d. persnickety c. a. degeneration 117. a. modicum 41 . a. contentious 118. narrate 116. virile b. glean c. synopsis e. ignore b. By sheer ______ force. premise d. the men pushed the truck to the side of the road and out of danger. ligature b. meticulous d. suave e. a. doctrine c. Based on his recent poor decisions. extend e. diversion c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 115. disapprobation d. Every evening at the restaurant. the reporter would eavesdrop on the Mayor’s conversations in order to ______ any information that could make headlines. debasement b. it was obvious that Seth lacked even a ______ of good sense.
amicable 121. retired d. Justin’s ______ solution to the problem revealed that he did not spend much time considering the consequences. lurid b. pliable 122. extorted 42 . the students elected a faculty member to serve as a(n) ______. The ______ man with amnesia was unable to recognize where he was. The events of the evening ______ without difﬁculty despite the lack of planning on the part of the host. pristine e. arbiter d. ﬁduciary e. vivacious c. a. obsolete c. amicable e. proliﬁc e. a. ensured e. euphoric c. martyr 120. a. ardent 123. resilient d. a. transpired c. blithesome d. dystopia c. To settle the dispute. a. endogenous b. The ______ newspaper accounts of the city scandal caused some readers to question the truth of the stories.501 Sentence Completion Questions 119. expired b. nonplussed d. facile b. maverick b.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 124. jostled c. interjected b. It is every American person’s ______ to live the life he or she chooses. allusion e. demise 125. Carlos ______ at them through the restaurant’s front window. emulated e. a. eloquence c. prerogative d. composite b. glowered d. skulked 43 . After the boisterous customers left the café without tipping. a.
110. 108. diplomacy.) is to take great pleasure or delight. 104. a. To gesticulate (v. b. b. c. a. b. common.) means to praise highly. a. express through motion. connection or closeness. Libel (n. 103. An afﬁnity (n. skillful handling of a situation. a feeling of kinship. a curse or vehement denunciation. b. one who is cursed or damned. or frequent.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 101.) is a misnaming of a person or place. Misnomer (n. tact. relationship by marriage. to have surpassing power. 112. d. Finesse (n. reﬁned or delicate performance or execution. c.) is defamatory writing. Maxim (n. An anathema (n. glorify. a formal ban.) is a natural attraction or liking. curse.) means most dominant.) is one who is detested or shunned. signs) that damages a person’s reputation. a wrong or unsuitable name.) means causing to be weary. 107. 109. Predominant (adj. or authority. exalt. A tirade (n. misrepresentative publication (writing.) is the highest level or degree available.) means to use gestures or make motions. similarity. or excommunication. 44 . 106.) is the subtle. especially while speaking. often a condensed version of a practical truth.) is a long and blusterous speech given especially when the speaker is denouncing someone or something. d. c. Tiresome (adj. 111. To extol (v. A pinnacle (n. c. 105. inﬂuence. 102. To revel (v. 113.) is an established principle or a general truth. pictures.
someone with the power to settle matters at will. c. Prerogative (n. thus lacking depth. 121. b. Modicum (n.) means contrary to common sense or utterly absurd. c. Facile (adj. or cord. Virile (adj.) means arrived at or achieved with little difﬁculty or effort. 115. 120.) means to stare angrily or sullenly. a. 123. to occur. to look intently with anger or dislike. an arbitrator. adroit.) means greatly perplexed. wire. To glean (v. 124. To glower (v. b. e. 119. 118. a. e.) is a small or token amount. An arbiter (n. ﬁlled with bewilderment. Nonplussed (adj.) means glaringly sensational or vivid. a.) means an exclusive or special right or privilege. Lurid (adj. to learn or discover bit by bit.) means to come to pass. shocking.) is one selected or appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue.) is something that ties or binds up. 125. 117. To transpire (v. 122. vigorous or energetic. performing or speaking effectively with effortless ease and ﬂuency. such as a bandage. c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 114.) means to gather or collect slowly. A ligature (n. eloquent. a. Preposterous (adj. superﬁcial.) means having masculine strength. c. 116. 45 .
elated 127. panoramic e. faction c. boastful d. People often referred to Noelle as ______ because she trusted everyone and even slept with her doors unlocked. rogue b. elevated c. naïve b. Kinnel’s re-election is being threatened by a growing ______ of disgruntled union members. guise e. anathema 47 . a. pariah d. a.Chapter 6 126.
a. a. premeditated d. precocious e. discourteous 131. terminus d. The peasants passed their weary days in much ______ and little comfort. virtuoso d. termagant e. repose 129. the new rule would be ______ because he would never change his mind. neophyte b. a. travail d. irrevocable b. plethora 130. archaic c. assertion 48 . modulation b. novice c. exile e. impetuous 132. causing squeamish visitors to scream.501 Sentence Completion Questions 128. dissidence e. Lyasia is a ______ of the clarinet. macabre d. preparatory b. The children knew that once their father made his decision. a. The haunted house displayed ______ scenes in every room. serried e. renown c. a. articulate c. pertinence b. The concert audience was frustrated by the poor ______ of the sounds coming from the speakers. recrimination c. she has performed solos with many orchestras and bands around the world.
renege b. parcel d. the meddling parent interrupted the game to reiterate the rules of the tournament. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 133. corrosive c. a. pungent 49 . ofﬁcious e. enviable 135. excise d. solecism 136. The medicine man applied a sweet smelling ______ to the young brave’s wounds. eloquent d. a. With an ______ blow of the whistle. prudent c. The candidate’s inappropriately sexist remark was met with a ______ of denunciations from the angry crowd. discreet b. malcontent e. mélange d. The ______ employee decided to complain publicly about the unacceptable working conditions. Please don’t ______ me my success—I’ve worked hard to earn this promotion! a. begrudge c. unguent e. staunch e. bastion b. industrious b. precarious d. stupendous 137. dichotomy e. vaunt 134. fusillade c. illustrious c. a. triad b.
The ______ nature of the song is supposed to be reminiscent of shepherds calling to their ﬂocks at night. preternatural e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 138. endemic c. abject e. surreptitious d. The ______ child caused great difﬁculties for her parents and teachers because she refused to correct her bad behavior even in the face of punishment. incorrigible d. nonentity c. adorable b. lamentable e. inane 140. but also recommended rest and proper nutrition. repository e. demure 141. a. a. pretentious c. synonymous d. The internist decided to treat the ______ with medication. malady b. sincere c. The judge dismissed the extraneous evidence because it was not ______ to the trial. vocative b. a. a. nonchalance 50 . pertinent b. missive d. inalienable 139.
a. intimation 143. jaunt c. a. garnered e. waxed b. precluded d. The defense attorney’s choice of words ______ that there were other possible versions of the crime. beset b. pilgrimage d. repast e. raddle c. preempted 51 . pervaded b. deranged d. It was such a beautiful day that I decided to go for a ______ on my bike down to the local park. The castaway’s hut was ______ by the natives curious to see who the intruder was upon their island. a. a. empower 145. but the jury was unconvinced. discounted d. ﬂouted e. scrabble d. a. daunt b. Ted’s enthusiasm for becoming a professional drum player ______ when he realized he would have to practice several hours a day. insinuated c. surmised c. lauded 144. thrush e. ensconced 146. Sometimes my grandmother would ______ all different types of thread so she could include more colors in the clothes she sewed. waned c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 142. expedition b. imposed e.
a. meritorious c. pristine e. he was in a living state of ______. steadfast b. exemplary 148. a. a kind of background noise designed to be heard but not listened to. which she performed with ease. perdition b. The teacher was dismissed for the ______ act of helping his students cheat on the exam. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 147. arable b. fortuitous 149. pivotal e. principle e. unconscionable d. veracity 150. a. unabashed b. volatile d. composure d. Some would say Muzak is a(n) ______ form of music. The reformed criminal could not forget his guilty past. tact c. degenerate c. cosmopolitan d. sneering e. The ______ yoga instructor waited patiently for her students to ﬁnd the proper pose. disparaging 52 . lissome c.
) means irreversible. 137. Malcontent (adj. simultaneously or in rapid succession. c.) means hard or agonizing labor. A fusillade (n. Travail (n. Irrevocable (adj.) is a group or clique within a larger group.) means ghastly.) is a barrage. horrible.) means dissatisﬁed. 132.) means lacking worldly experience. 128. Macabre (adj. Naïve (adj. uneasy or discontent. unofﬁcial.) means marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others. a. To begrudge (v. b.) a regulation by or adjustment to a certain measure. 131.) means a master in the technique of some particular ﬁne art. internal dissension. 130. c. d. Virtuoso (n. Modulation (n. acting in unison in opposition to the larger group. to give or allow with reluctance. such as in music or radio waves. usually a minority.) means to envy the possession or enjoyment of.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 126. or other group.) is any soothing or healing ointment or lubricant for local application. Ofﬁcious (adj. a rapid discharge of ﬁrearms. conﬂict within an organization. or gruesome. 133. a. 134. a. nation. b. 136. not able to be revoked or recalled. d. b. An unguent (n. possessing a childlike innocence or simplicity. 53 . 129. c. a rebel. 127. 135. d. A faction (n.
Unconscionable (adj. c. To wane (v. To beset (v. Malady (n. b. usually related to the body.) means having declined in quality or value. a. Degenerate (adj. 147. uncontrollable. To insinuate (v.) means to twist together.) is to hint or suggest. 150. a. related to the subject matter at hand. impervious to change.) means bad to the point of being beyond correction. 140. 54 . b.) means pertaining to the act of calling. a. to intertwine. 149. 142. Lissome (adj.) is a disease or disorder.) means to diminish in intensity or size. 144. reduced from a former or original state. 143. Pertinent (adj. 145. to degrade. 139. b. a. to decorate with jewels. b.) is usually a short journey taken for pleasure. a. to intimate. Vocative (adj. unscrupulous. A jaunt (n.) the most modern use of the word means eternal damnation. or a hell. b. 148.) means lithe or lithesome. moving or bending easily or limber.) means to surround on all sides. To raddle (v.) means not restrained by conscience.) means applicable.501 Sentence Completion Questions 138. b. 141. 146. Perdition (n. c. to annoy or harass persistently. Incorrigible (adj.
a. a. Linus’s favorite t- shirt was tattered and ______ with holes. circulated c. ogling c. embellishing e. he is ______ over his unrequited love for Rosaline. riddled d. salvaged b.Chapter 7 151. When we ﬁrst meet Romeo. Because it had been worn and washed so often. meandering d. emulated e. congregated 55 . groveling 152. brooding b.
negate d. tactile d. variegate c. peremptory 56 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 153. eradicating d. a. objurgating e. parietal e. voracious c. a. laconic b. wherever the demand for qualiﬁed workers took them. Henley’s ______ remarks about my presentation did not bother me because I knew I’d done a good job. capricious e. striate b. ponder b. a. teem e. dissipating b. irritating 155. Eels swim using a rapid ______ motion that propels them through the water. Sick and tired of her boring job. relinquish e. Cecilia began to ______ what it would be like to quit. undulating c. wrangle 157. disengage c. a. derogatory b. The ______ construction crew built large new buildings all over the East Coast. itinerant d. alleviate 156. a. irresolute c. amiable 154. capitulate d. The way my father likes to ______with any salesperson to see if he can bargain for a lower price is embarrassing.
placated d. malignant e. recusant b. Daniela found the unchanging rhythm of the musical piece to be annoyingly ______. a. frolicsome d. berated c. monotonous c. underrated b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 158. endemic 161. dissuaded e. insolvent 159. a. a. liberal d. irreverent d. injurious b. ineffectual c. fraudulent b. wiry c. pretentious e. redolent 160. The new actress’s talents were severely ______ by the local critics. thin boy surprised his wrestling opponent with his ______ strength. coherent e. a. The young. she went on to be a distinguished member of a well-respected acting company. The CEO’s large expense accounts proved she was a ______ spender with the company’s money. interred 57 .
a. decorous b. a. irksome 165. erratic d. To hide his insecurity. devious d. optical b. a. pristine e. Staring at the ______ crystal blue water of the sea. wraith 163. caustic e. plebian e. martyr c. archeological d. When Arnold’s grandmother began to complain about the excruciating pain in her knees and legs. ﬂamboyant b. neophyte d. Eileen thought she had never seen anything so beautiful. Charlie’s ______ behavior made it clear that he had been highly educated in matters of etiquette. osteopathic e. a. Barton often acted like a ______ so that he could make people laugh.501 Sentence Completion Questions 162. psychological 164. she was referred to an ______ specialist for a diagnosis. ﬁery 58 . appalling c. surreptitious c. oral c. buffoon b.
a. he seemed like an experienced man of the world. litigious e. egalitarian c. Patty. jaunty b. mawkish e. contemplative 167. recessive e. reticent d. obsolete 168. the ______ clothing model sashayed down the runway. persuasive 169. After her relationship ended. lackluster b. Sanji went abroad as a ______ young man. formative d. Given his ______ nature. feeling ______. infallible b. loquacious 59 . insisted on playing sad love songs repeatedly. plausible c. engrossed c. penitent d. sardonic b. when he returned two years later. a. it was appropriate that he decided to be a trial lawyer after law school. Wearing the designer’s latest fashions. tranquil c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 166. a. callow e. fanatical d. a.
intriguing c. a. a. indignant b. undulating d. insipid d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 170. parsimonious 172. The protesters were concerned that the proposed legislation would have a(n) ______ effect on the state’s nature preserves. scintillating b. forlorn b. poignant d. unctuous e. obdurate 171. punctilious e. oaﬁsh c. necrotic b. reputable e. Normally distinguished and reserved. frowsy 173. Robert would act ______ when he joined his friends to cheer for their old high school team at annual the homecoming game. pliant 60 . striated c. deleterious c. Not swayed by his student’s ______ ﬂattery. a. the professor told him that his grade would not be changed. Tonya found Isaac’s public declarations of his love for her ______ and embarrassing. witless d. a. malodorous e.
precursor b. a terrible ______ would follow whoever opened the treasure chest. The young kitten had a ______ look on its face when it noticed the menacing dog entering the yard. a. a. precession c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 174. diligent c. scornful d. optimistic 175. servile b. rendition d. pavid e. malediction 61 . insurgence e. According to pirate lore.
to hang over. e. 158. untraditional or broad-minded in beliefs. to think moodily or anxiously about something. Derogatory (adj. 161. to cover over. a. b.) is to weigh carefully in the mind. create a noisy argument. c. c. To ponder (v. as with wings. To brood (v. or menacing.) is a ludicrous or bumbling person.) means tediously lacking in variety. 156. belittling. a. sulk. injurious. to detract or diminish. To wrangle (v. 153. 159.) means thin. dispute.) means undervalued. Liberal (adj. Wiry (adj. Monotonous (adj. b.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 151. usually on a planned course. dark. A buffoon (n. 157. as of something threatening. unvarying. to sit on or hatch eggs. to loom.) means to pierce with many holes. Itinerant (adj. repetitious. to be silent or sullen. c. someone given to clowning and amusing others through ridiculous behavior. 155. Underrated (adj. Undulating (adj. a clown or jester. 160. b. a. 162. a. 152.) means characterized by a wavelike motion.) means tending to lessen in value.) means to bicker.) means characterized by generosity or a willingness to give freely in large amounts. but tough and sinewy. 62 . 154. in order to protect. wandering. working in one place for a short while before moving onto another place to work. a. To riddle (v. disparaging.) means traveling from one place to another. a fool.) is to be in deep thought.
proper. destructive.) means foolish. indiscreet. 174. Osteopathic (adj. 166. hurtful.) means characterized by insincere earnestness.) means inclined to disagree or dispute. d. Decorous (adj. d.) is a curse or a proclaiming of a curse against someone. Witless (adj. Malediction (n. noxious. 172.501 Sentence Completion Questions 163.) means characterized by good taste in manners and conduct. d. 165. 170.) means lacking maturity or experience. a. oily or fatty in appearance. 173. naïve. as if new. argumentative. Litigious (adj. goofy.) means having a harmful or adverse effect.) means sprightly in manner. exhibiting propriety or decorum. or clumsy. 63 . Callow (adj. overly emotional. d. an imprecation.) means timid or fearful. 171. 167. or silly. Mawkish (adj. Pavid (adj. stylish or smart in dress. e. d. 164. 175. d.) means pure.) means acting stupid. Pristine (adj. especially in lawsuits. fresh and clean.) means a system of medicine pertaining to the bone and skeletal system. Jaunty (adj. original or primitive. a. b. Oaﬁsh (adj. 168. b. Deleterious (adj. immature. 169. d. c. Unctuous (adj.) means characterized by excessive sentimentality.
a. fodder e. When we were renovating the old house. vindictive e. ﬂaccid d. apathetic b. restorative c. A(n) ______ spirit only causes more stress and strife.Chapter 8 176. matrix c. it is better to forgive and forget. a. cache 65 . odyssey b. lament d. we found a(n) ______ of $10 and $20 bills hidden inside the old laundry chute. fortuitous 177.
reluctant e. a. meditate 182. turgid d. rounding up wild horses. authorize b. placate e. pavid d. The ______ old cowboy had a complexion that spoke of many years in the desert sun. a. suave c. a. egocentric 180.501 Sentence Completion Questions 178. wizened e. Ron has few friends because he is ______ and cares only about himself. salacious 179. The workers attempted to ______ the supervisor’s authority by negotiating terms with the clients themselves. secular b. voracious e. mundane b. a. overzealous c. intrepid c. instigate c. undermine 181. stimulate c. The student failed his research paper because he chose to ______ material from a another author’s work. Neil was ______ to ﬂy during a snowstorm. resonate d. habitual b. overrule d. a. contradict b. garrulous d. truant 66 . Even though the pilot promised it was safe. plagiarize e.
stipend b. expounded 184. subjection e. The local high school issued a ______ on ﬁeld trips until the bus was repaired. classicism c. belligerent b. a. cessation e. liability c. a. a. then traveling could begin again. reminiscent d. consolidation 187. he noticed sounds and smells that were ______ of his childhood. moratorium d. concession e. divergence c. juncture d. compulsion 67 . Marta had to pay off her ______ to the credit card company before she could get a mortgage. maintained e. advanced c. jeopardized d. Lynette had to learn the ______ of the insurance profession before she felt comfortable describing products to her clients. a. indispensability b. asperity 186.501 Sentence Completion Questions 183. As Ramiro strolled through his old neighborhood. a. compelled b. malleable c. incessant 185. lexicon b. recondite e. remuneration d. The swimmer’s back injury ______ his prospects for a gold medal at the world championship competition.
a. vulnerable 191. ungainly d. resolute c. melee c. infeasible 68 . infallible e. congenial c. mediocre d. With Justine’s ______ nature and passion for art. preternatural e. sedentary b. Patrice was a(n) ______ girl when she was teenager—long-limbed and constantly tripping over her own feet. The employee’s claim of being out with the ﬂu did not seem very ______ because he returned from sick leave with a deep tan. wile 192. malleability e. tactful d. temporal c. trite 189. estuary b. plausible e. a. blithe b. she would make an excellent tour guide for the museum. hitting the carnival dart game’s bull’s eye every time. ﬂedgling e. ﬂagrancy d. conducive 190. a. Mike proved to be ______ throw after throw. a. inarticulate c. servile d. volatile b. The con man used his ______ to convince the elderly woman to sign over her life savings to him. a. inattentive b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 188.
who was always joking. Patrick. reputable 69 . latent b. a. servile b. rife 196. a. a. tutelage d. arcane e. petulant c. ensconced e. remiss c. sincerity 194. the most ______ viewers will ﬁnd it downright crass and offensive. I like listening to Wesley go on about politics and social issues. motif e. boisterous 197. his opinions are ______ with my own beliefs. consonant d. Sunlight shining through a window was an obvious ______ in the nearly every one of the artist’s works. added ______ to the formal dinner.501 Sentence Completion Questions 193. which his sedate employer did not appreciate. variance 195. explicit c. fastidious d. Most people will ﬁnd the ﬁlm silly and childish in its humor. levity e. ordinance c. hindrance c. erudite d. repugnance d. contemplation b. Even though he wanted to win the game. stringent e. a. disjunction b. contentious b. the coach felt that he would be ______ if he let the injured quarterback continue to play. a.
Goodwill Toward All. ebbs e. stanchions d. torques 70 . tremulous d. prevalent e. prestigious 200. a. mitigated b. During the holiday season. The goal of any company is to have its product name become ______—constantly at the forefront of the consumer’s mind. dervishes c. controversial d. arrogant c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 198.” a. garrulous b. Our cottage by the sea offers many days of relaxation with warm sunshine and soothing ______. the ______ theme is “Peace on Earth. unctuous c. a. portentous 199. zephyrs b. ubiquitous e.
) is a temporary suspension or postponement of a planned activity. d.) means clumsy or awkward. or subject. e. e. 177.) is a hiding place for storing or concealing provisions or valuables.) means unwilling to do what one is being called to do. having similar tastes. Lexicon (n. class. Moratorium (n. e.) is the vocabulary used in a language. 71 . d. c.) is a debt or obligation. 188. something for which one is liable.) means to subvert in an underhanded way. 178.) means withered or dry. 182.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 176. 189. 187. Liability (n. Egocentric (adj. A cache (n. Jeopardize (v. 179. 185. 181. b. sociable.) means having a friendly or pleasant disposition. Congenial (adj. hateful. To undermine (v. c. a hazard or danger. 184. Wizened (adj. especially with age.) is to steal thoughts or words in literary composition. d. habits. Ungainly (adj. c. 183. Reluctant (adj. d. 186. c.) means caring only about or interested only in oneself or one’s needs. a stash. a. a secret store of valuables or money. To plagiarize (v. suitable to one’s needs or nature. 180. or temperament.) means calling to mind or remembering.) means revengeful. profession. Vindictive (adj. Reminiscent (adj. b.) means to put in jeopardy or at risk.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 190. Motif (n. 197.) means an act or a means of cunning deception. 200. Plausible (adj. 199. having similar sounds.) means not fallible. 72 . a. 195. extremely sensitive. gentle breeze.) means careless in performing duties. e. Infallible (adj. Prevalent (adj. exacting. d. harmonious.) means in agreement or accord. Ubiquitous (adj. certain. meticulous. frivolity. d. b. predominant or extensive. 193. 194. c. d.) means widespread or widely accepted. Consonant (adj. Wile (n. c.) is an inappropriate lack of seriousness or lightness of manner. 198. difﬁcult to please. squeamish.) means paying careful attention to detail. 191. 196. completely trustworthy. d. Remiss (adj. Fastidious (adj. a breeze that blows from the west.) is a recurrent theme or form in an artistic or literary work. A zephyr is a soft.) means being present everywhere. especially in regard to matters of cleanliness or propriety. 192. d. Levity (n. d.) means apparently worthy of belief or praise.
both which would become property of the bank. inﬁltrated d. When Melinda arrived in the impoverished city. According to the terms of the agreement. exacerbated 202. a. bedraggled b. evince c. debut d. forfeit e.Chapter 9 201. accosted c. she was immediately ______ by bands of children begging for food. a. stigmatize 73 . she would have to ______ her house and car. usurp b. rebuked e. if Nicole defaulted on her loan.
rallies e. truculent d. appeasements b. so he moved out. amicable b. overwrought 206. quips c. The food at the buffet table was a ______ array of delights that even the most disciplined dieter would ﬁnd difﬁcult to resist. durable e. tantamount c. a. tantalizing 205. For years Henry bore the ______ of being the only man in ﬁve generations of his family not to make the varsity baseball team. a. quotas d. treacherous c. punctiliousness 74 . iniquities 204. pliable d. stigma b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 203. temporal e. scintillation e. brunt c. a. tempestuous b. After ﬁghting the ﬁve-alarm ﬁre. the ______ ﬁreﬁghter could not relax enough to unwind and get some rest. a. Tony was tired of roommate’s petty ______ about his personal life. treatise d.
nullify e. mandated b. dilate b. reconstituted d. lauded 209. Tabitha found an overpriced dining table at the antique shop and tried to ______ with the shopkeeper. stipulate c. The ﬁreﬁghter was ______ in the news for his heroic rescue of a child from a burning house. reclaiming d. conceding e. Hannah intended to ______ in the feast of Thanksgiving. inferred c. augmented e. recapitulating 75 . Although she was on a diet. expunge d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 207. haggle b. a. enervate c. a. a. ruminate e. a. partake 210. confer 208. annunciate d. but he refused to lower the price. The villagers locked their doors when they heard about the pirates who were ______ unprotected villages along the island’s coastline. reforming b. marauding c.
a. toilsome c. corral 76 . ingratiating b. frenetic b. The hospital had an outbreak of chicken pox and was forced to ______ all patients and staff to prevent more infected victims. quarantine e. colloquial e. incriminate e. insipid 213. germinate d. fawning 215. a. obsequious e. clandestine b. pedestrian c. adjacent c. a. After years of living at a(n) ______ pace. tardy d. whet c. pretentious d. satiate b. saturate c. I could tell by Angelica’s ______ tone that she was still very angry with me. oblique d. eloquent 212.501 Sentence Completion Questions 211. Paola decided it was time to slow down and learn how to relax. a. a. aggregate 214. fatuous b. Acting in the high school play served to ______ Ander’s appetite for professional acting. acerbic e. purport d. Living on several acres of land dotted with oak and maple trees makes autumn leaf-raking a ______ task.
because she believed it should be his decision. gratuitous e. apathetic d. hacienda 217. injunction b. assimilation c. It was once believed that alchemists could ______ common metals to gold. a. manor c. hovel d. repute e. Ms. a. Lu allowed her son a great deal of ______ in spending his birthday money. territory b. a. dispassionate b. The close-up of the actor drinking the popular brand of cola in the movie was a ______ display of commercialism. demesne e. denote 219. languid c. a. stimulus 218. commute c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 216. unpunctual 77 . latitude d. declamation e. transmute b. execute d. It would take many hours of cleaning and repairing for the young family to transform the ______ into a clean and comfortable little cottage.
protracted c. sensor 78 . The dictator used propaganda and intimidation to ______ the revolution. pillar c. a. intimate c. Juneod was ______ after his alibi proved that he could not have committed the crime. the preacher greeted the parishioners every Sunday morning. prelude b. congregate d. germane 222. jargon d. acquitted b. Standing on the ______.501 Sentence Completion Questions 220. This summer’s movies are ______ for audiences of escape-the-heat mindless entertainment—not one ﬁlm offers a substantive or even plausible plot. steeple b. irradiate e. derided d. a. dulcet c. fodder e. a. acquainted 221. denounced e. parvis d. quell 223. a. manifestation e. privation b.
predilection 225. miserliness b. intuition e. abutments 79 . The architect designed the ceiling using wood ______ that would remain uncovered. pediments b. thriftiness c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 224. mullions d. creating a rustic ambience in the living room. joists c. banisters e. a. a. Simona’s ______ with her money caught up with her when she didn’t have the resources to buy a badly needed new car. wantonness d.
often via the senses. b.) is a sarcastic or cutting jest. 206. To maraud (v.) is to praise. e. or dispute in a petty way. To haggle (v. 215. or glorify. To accost (v.) means to bargain. agitated.) means wildly excited or agitated.) means laborious or hard work. fault. Toilsome (adj. 202.) means sour or bitter in taste. A quip (n. To whet (v. attractive. such as over a price. d. To forfeit (v. e. 204. to wrangle. 205. 80 . or expression. sharp or biting in tone. To partake (v. To laud (v.) means to make more keen or eager. b. or error.) is to have a share or take part.) is to rove and raid in quest of plunder. honor. 203.) means tempting. 207. Tantalizing (adj. anxious. 210.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 201. d. a. usually in a bold and aggressive manner as with a demand. a. character.) means to approach and speak to someone. 213. Stigma means a mark of infamy or token of disgrace. e. 208. Overwrought (adj.) means labored to excess. 209. Acerbic (adj. b.) means to restrict the entrance to and exit from any place under observation for infectious disease. a witty remark. a. b. frantic. 214. 212. To quarantine (v. e.) means to be deprived of or lose the right to by the act of a crime. d. Frenetic (adj. offense. 211. breach. b. frenzied.
often inferior resource or item. 81 . usually made of wood. b.) means to cease or suppress. 221. a.) means recklessness.) is a small. To acquit (v. 223. 219. to behave oneself in a certain manner. Latitude (n. reinforced concrete. A hovel (n. Wantonness (n. substance. A parvis (n. horizontal beam that supports a ceiling or ﬂoor. c. To quell (v.) is the porch or area before a building (as a church). c.) is a small crude house.) is freedom from normal limitations or restraints in conduct.) means to change in nature. Fodder (n. or debt. c. 225. 217. d.) means to free or clear from an accusation or charge. Joist (n. d. c. or form. 218. an angular distance from a plane of reference. Gratuitous (adj. 220.501 Sentence Completion Questions 216. bawdy. obligation. a.) means unjustiﬁed or unnecessary. of no cost. or steel. e. merciless. a ﬁlthy or disorganized hut or shed.) is a consumable. 222. 224. high in demand and usually abundant in supply. to release or discharge from a duty. To transmute (v.
expedited 227. The massage therapist’s ______ ﬁngers quickly eased the tension in Blanche’s back. disintegrated e. a. tentative e. deft b.Chapter 10 226. the entire neighborhood ______ together to help to the victims re-establish their lives. rallied b. skulked d. When the house on the corner burned down. a. recited c. blithe 83 . listless d. furtive c.
c. a. a. d. dissipate 231. precocious e. discord e. The captain ______ the cargo to keep his ship aﬂoat. a. they both agreed that it would be unsafe. remembering her old friends and teachers. a. credulous d. b. Ignacio’s pain was so ______ that he called 911. After being cleared of all charges for slander. remiss rapacious genteel resolute acute 232. d. Madeline became ______.501 Sentence Completion Questions 228. c. resume e. As she walked through the halls of her old grade school. proliﬁc b. e. nostalgic c. ambitious 230. remand d. Jade’s parents were in ______ about the decision not to allow her to drive the family car to the prom. b. e. a. unison 229. the attorney was able to go back to work and ______ his role as a prosecutor. refraction d. afﬂuence b. rebuked listed disunited ﬂanked jettisoned 84 . inhibit b. reprimand c. redress c.
wane b. maverick e. pariah 236. Ricky is a ______ of the local coffee shop. diva b. languidness b. a. whet d. blandness e. beneﬁcial e. The child danced with ______ joy at hearing the news that her father had arrived home from his lengthy business trip. tenacity 235. stealthy d. relic c. a. The young girl was so full of enthusiasm and ______ that she infected the room with energy. a. instinct d. wield 234. apathy c. Albert found that swimming in the ocean was quite a(n) ______. The teacher tried to ______ her class of their dependence on the number lines pasted to the tops of their desks. a. vivacity d. restrained 237. extrovert c. wean e. staid b. Having never left the landlocked Midwest his entire life. familiarity b. you can ﬁnd him there just about every morning.501 Sentence Completion Questions 233. denizen d. wax c. a. tabernacle 85 . unbridled c. novelty e.
infamy d. questionable b. It was very unprofessional of you to ______ your assistant in front of everyone at the meeting. a. antisocial d. objectionable c. temperance 241. heresy c. a. pliable e. superceded 239. placate b. usurp d. The rowdy crowd at the music concert ______ Herve. she deserves more respect. jettisoned b. a. Known for his strong command of the courtroom. preclude e. jostled d. visionary 240. Blinded by ______. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 238. avarice e. lauded e. and he spilled his soda on his pants. augment c. it was common knowledge that Judge Disantis considered outbursts from defendants to be ______. and any criticism of her performance should be done in private. Nicholas accepted the job offer with the highest pay but the least possibility of making him happy. ennui b. deride 86 . harrowed c.
satisﬁed e. a. habitants c. vociferous c. The villainous gang’s hideout was a den of ______ that no one would dare to enter. interior c. innocence b. The town board heard many outraged and ______ arguments from the citizens against the destruction of some wooded areas in order to build a new mall. We knew Jana had ______ motives for running for class president: She wanted the nearby parking space that came with the ofﬁce. accolades e. ersatz c. a. The log cabin had a(n) ______ feel. innovation 87 . repellent 243. anterior b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 242. raucous e. posterior e. ulterior 244. iniquity d. a. rustic d. tenuous b. a. so it was often enjoyed by vacationers from the city throughout the year. vacuous d. inferior d. egregious 245. abstract b.
compendium e. superior e. profanation 88 . malaise d. gratify d. penchant c. Although it was so ridiculous that no one believed it to be true. The prime minister was admired by all. admonishment b. tertiary b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 246. bedazzle b. amazed by his ability to capture the detail. calumny 248. a. euphemism b. The veteran lieutenant was not happy with his ______ rank behind the two inexperienced men. the reporter’s ______ still cost the governor his re-election. sedition c. nonpareil d. hegemony b. a. a. counteract e. a. fastened 250. unctuous d. juxtaposition e. a. alleviation c. innovate c. corollary d. People on the street stopped to ______ over the artist’s rendition of the Eiffel Tower. Indigestion is a common ______ of participating in a hot-dog eating contest. itinerary 247. a(n) ______ even in an environment of corruption and disdain. silly c. objectify 249. prototype e.
227.) is one who frequents a particular place.) means to take up again after interruption. To rally (v. Objectionable (adj. Acute (adj.) means an excessive or insatiable desire for material wealth.) means to come together for a common purpose or as a means of support. to toss off (a burden). Vivacity (n. 233. b.) is to toss goods overboard to lighten the load of a ship or aircraft to improve stability. 237. 229. To jostle (v. b. c. having a sharp tip or point. 89 . to disturb or bump. 231.) is to push or shove roughly against. d.) means quick and skillful in movement. To wean (v.) means to detach someone from that to which he is accustomed or devoted.) means liveliness. d. to be ﬁll of life. 234. 232. 239. a. 240. Unison (n. adroit. c. Unbridled (adj. to drive with pushing. a.) means without restraint. inordinate greed.) means extremely sharp or intense. also. b. 236.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 226. an inhabitant. e. Nostalgic (adj.) means a condition of perfect agreement and accord. d. A novelty (n. crucial. 238. e. To jettison (v. one who lives in a particular place. A denizen (n. c. 230. keenly perceptive or discerning. e. 235. Avarice (n. d.) is a new or unusual thing or occurrence.) is sentimentally yearning for a point in the past. of great importance or consequence. To resume (v.) means unpleasant or offensive. 228. Deft (adj. to recover or rebound.
Ulterior (adj. slander. c.) is to speak of or treat with contempt.) means a false statement or accusation uttered maliciously to harm another’s reputation. 247. c. Vociferous (adj. made from rough limbs or trees. e. c. A nonpareil (n.) means to stare at amorously.501 Sentence Completion Questions 241. e. Iniquity (n. 242. 250. 90 . 249. Calumny (n.) means lying beyond or outside what is openly shown or said.) means a natural consequence or result. 245. to ridicule scornfully. or value.) is a person or thing of peerless excellence.) ranking third in order of importance. a. To objectify (v. 244. 246. position. e. rough. Rustic (adj. 248. To deride (v. Corollary (n. 243. a deduction or inference that follows from the proof of another proposition. e.) means rural.) is wickedness or overwhelming injustice.) means making a loud outcry. c. Tertiary (adj. b.
winnowed 91 . ensconced b. emissary d. relegated c. zealot 252. The queen’s ______ fell ill during his journey and was unable to negotiate on her behalf when he arrived at the economic summit. beleaguered d. a. denizen e.Chapter 11 251. miscreant c. Tai was ______ by a series of setbacks that nearly made him miss his deadline. a. penury b. solicited e.
stimulation c. New York boasts many ______ restaurants—places that are elegant and frequented by famous movie stars. political ﬁgures.501 Sentence Completion Questions 253. Although she appeared conﬁdent. automation b. vocation c. pungent b. norm b. combustion 92 . Patsy was shocked to discover how much higher her IQ was than the ______. the valedictorian’s ______ voice indicated her nervousness. a. tremulous 256. Danielle cannot seem to ﬁnd her niche in life. resonant c. mediocre e. derivative 255. placating e. once she began her speech. a. plethora d. supercilious b. posh c. a. diminutive d. a. prudence d. tenuous d. and other elite members of society. she has changed her ______ at least three times in the past ten years. solitude e. pliancy e. middling 254.
histrionic c. inadvertent e. nascent b. The discovery of the new element was ______. obliged d. insigniﬁcant b. alleged b. the scientist was looking for something else. eloquent d. intrepid c. in marked contrast to the noise and lights of the bustling city outside his window. provided c. who has always been painfully shy. bucolic d. a. discomﬁted b. circumvented c. indigenous e. a. promulgated e. castigated 260. A charming painting of a pleasant ______ landscape hung above Vitaly’s ﬁreplace. a. fortiﬁed 93 . ersatz 259. relegated d. Peter was ______ to his uncle for paying for his college education. Since his parents had little money. a. Aidan. was very ______ by the news that he would have to do a presentation in front of his classmates. emollient 258.501 Sentence Completion Questions 257. demented e.
impost d. imposition c. The paper was ______ so that it could be easily removed from the bound notebook. alcove e. recourse 264. refraction e. voracious b. At the risk of sounding like an ______. a. endowment 262. anathema 263. trepidation b. oaf b. we stepped gingerly onto the planks of the dilapidated bridge that spanned a rocky stream twenty feet below.501 Sentence Completion Questions 261. justiﬁcation b. a. ﬂuent 94 . ﬁckle d. a. preponderance d. infectious c. perdition d. With great ______. the teacher assigned extra homework for the weekend. instigation c. deviation e. a. ogre c. Felix felt that his mother’s request to run her errands was a huge ______ since he would have rather watched a soccer match with his friends that afternoon. perforated e.
elliptical b. instigated e. overﬂowed its banks and ﬂooded the tiny village in a matter of hours. compost c. a. vitiated c. abstemious 267. pernicious d. but also dangerous. Stopping to admire the ______ in the front yard. but they were ______. a. corrugated b. The mad scientist ______ the potion with acid. paradigm b. oleander e. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 265. the young woman continued on with her gardening duties. clutter d. redundant d. placated b. penchant d. Jayne’s paintings were not minimalist. a. quarantined 95 . truculent c. equivalent e. titillated 266. perfunctory e. insolence e. caveat 268. Wendell’s prolonged illness was the ______ that ignited his interest in science and led to his illustrious career in medical research. patagium 269. catalyst c. using only the most elemental and essential elements. implemented d. hyperbole b. ______ with new-fallen rain. The river. turgid c. making it not only useless. a.
mercurial 96 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 270. illusive d. ﬂirtatious 272. a. gore b. gauge c. ardent b. peremptory e. rather many ﬁnd it offensive and hurtful. truncated c. nebulous b. To ensure that Brenda wouldn’t know where we were going for her birthday. stoic d. inauspicious c. The play’s ______ debut was not a good sign for the struggling producer. turbulent 271. vogue d. copious d. disembodied e. a. the infant clapped her hands and squealed with joy. overt b. a. In a(n) ______ expression of pleasure. Paula’s ______ humor does not amuse many people. vain 274. I took the most ______ route I could think of. a. craven c. immaterial 273. brawn e. vitriolic e. At one time it was in ______ for women to wear gloves and hats whenever they were out in public. unsubstantial b. obligatory c. enigmatic d. circuitous e. a.
a. oeuvre e. encomium 97 . The editorial was essentially a(n) ______ to the governor.501 Sentence Completion Questions 275. praising her for her enactment of a series of environmental laws and for balancing the state budget for the ﬁrst time in 20 years. cabal d. juggernaut b. imprecation c.
255. to cause to lose one’s composure. rustic. 256. To beleaguer (v.) means elegant and fashionable.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 251. pattern. in popular usage. A norm (n. frustrate. 254.) means of or characteristic of country life or people. Bucolic (adj.) is. acting carelessly.) means nervous uncertainty of feeling. d. c. a. of or characteristic of shepherds or herdsmen. an unfair demand. 260. Trepidation (n.) means not attentive or heedless. An emissary (n. 257. 98 . Posh (adj.) is the act of imposing something such as a burden or duty. To discomﬁt (v. Imposition (n. c. b. pierced with a pointed instrument. 253. 262. or type. Tremulous (adj. Perforated (adj. 264. especially in an idealized sense. 263. Obliged (v.) means to be indebted. a. to break up or thwart the plans of. d. b. 258. An ogre (n.) is an average standard. e. a cruel person. besiege. 252. Vocation (n.) means to make uneasy. c. disconcert.) means characterized by quivering or unsteadiness. c. 261. a. b. Inadvertent (adj. b.) means with a line of holes to facilitate separation. pastoral. unintentional. 259.) is an agent sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else.) is to harass. or a monster.) means a regular occupation or profession. beset.
or indirect course. 267.501 Sentence Completion Questions 265. 274. b. d. 270. 273. 268. A catalyst (n. 275. to corrupt morally.) means having or taking a roundabout. a. not promising success. Elliptical (adj. Turgid (adj. 272. to make faulty or impure.) is something that precipitates or causes a process or event. To vitiate (v. b. a glowing tribute. b. Overt (adj.) means to spoil.) is a beautiful but poisonous evergreen shrub.) means swollen.) means apparent. of. e. 271. 269.) means bitterly scathing.) means the prevalent way or fashion. An oleander (n. d.) means a formal expression of praise. relating to. lengthy.) means not favorable or unfortunate. d. a. 99 . Circuitous (adj. Vogue (n. caustic. b. Inauspicious (adj. (in chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected in the process. 266. Vitriolic (adj.) means characterized by extreme economy of words or style. or having the shape of an ellipsis. obvious. Encomium (n. c.
inclusive b. Claude felt particularly ______ as he carried the large satchel ﬁlled with cash through the dark streets to the bank. he does nearly everything for him except scratch his nose! a.Chapter 12 276. a. subtle d. sundry e. reclusive d. Niall’s ______ attitude toward the boss is embarrassing. subservient b. vulnerable c. subversive c. surly 101 . torrential 277. unwieldy e.
obstinate e. annulment 281. Debra’s inability to accurately complete her taxes made her feel a bit ______. unabated 280. ravenous d. clariﬁcation d. pugnacious e. a. Although she was a successful professional. rapturous c. endowed b. resolution e. ebullient c. indigenous b. harmonious d. truculent d. scrupulous c. Jeremy didn’t want to appear ______. but his brothers simply could not convince him to change his mind. Although it was supposed to be written for the general public. Buying homeowner’s insurance is a wise decision because it provides ______ if your house should be damaged in a ﬁre. the report was so ______ that only those with inside knowledge of government workings could understand it. chastisement b. a. a. a. esoteric 102 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 278. pitiful b. obtuse e. indemnity c. elated 279.
waif b. slather quake enunciate binge infuse 284. corroborate d. We took pity on the young ______ and brought him to a shelter where he could ﬁnd food and warmth. Todd set up a rope to ______ the part of the exhibit that was off- limits. juxtapose e. a. ionic d. grovel 285. profundity b. The loud clap of thunder caused the little dog to ______ all over. efface d. a. troubadour 103 . e. d. plaintiff e. perﬁdy c. c. Francois fell into a groggy ______ after having suffered a high fever for several days. oscillate c. excel b. undulate e. Blaine had a tendency to ______ certain details of his evenings out when he didn’t want his parents to know where he had been. stupor e. a. verve d. omit 286. sluggard c. circumscribe b. laud c. beguile 283.501 Sentence Completion Questions 282. b. a. a.
a. which forced the owner to demolish the building. sanctiﬁed b. ennui d. pretentious 288. they may ﬁnd their beloved’s ______— often annoying to or disparaged by others—to be charming and endearing. a. narcissism e. circumvent e. staunch b. The ﬁre caused ______ damage to the warehouse. a. foibles b. diffuse c. corroborate d. juxtapose 290. The risk of cheating on the test was not worth the possible ______ of failing the class. renegade 104 . penchants 289. mendacity c. gratiﬁcation c. speciﬁcation b. ramiﬁcation d. aplomb e. preliminary d. Terreh was able to ______ the trafﬁc jam by taking a series of one- way streets that led to the bridge. When people are in love. equitable c. irreparable e. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 287.
salient e. relative c. superannuated b. inexpedient 105 . poignant c. gallant 293. a. and we had to carry the extra bottles home.501 Sentence Completion Questions 291. a. d. e. d. c. Moving all the heavy cinder blocks by hand from the driveway to the backyard seemed like a(n) ______ task. contemplates stigmatizes scrutinizes infuses defames 295. Keeping hot peppers in the olive oil ______ it with a spicy kick. We found that the gallons of water we had brought on our hike were ______. extraordinary c. superﬂuous e. winsome gruesome fatuous ironic ﬂaccid 294. untenable 292. b. a. referable b. b. cold heart. Claudia’s ______ face gave no clue to her hard. a. episodic e. e. She realized mortgage rates had declined and decided it was ______ to continue paying rent when she could now afford a monthly payment for her own home. c. onerous d. precipitous b. derivative d. a. subsequent d.
so he could see the concert for free. ﬁctitious d. pilfer e. Trident b. contented c. a dentist. so we must ______ our efforts and complete the project earlier than we had planned.501 Sentence Completion Questions 296. a. Renegade c. placated 299. ersatz d. tended e. Fraught d. Supine 300. parlous e. a. As the city grew and stretched its borders. Renowned e. concomitant e. it began to feel the ______ problems of urban sprawl and overpopulation. ______ to be with the media. burnish d. a. expedite 297. ______ on a lounge chair by the pool was the very tan owner of the estate. a. ruminate c. contemptuous b. facilitated b. Jorge ran to get his mother. conjugated c. pensive 106 . The deadline has been moved to this Friday. mendacious c. Observing his sister’s ______ behavior of riding without a helmet. Terrance. relaxing in the midday sunshine. improvident b. surreptitious 298. a. wane b. purported d.
capable of receiving injuries. as from fear or cold. neglected wanderer. especially a homeless child. 279. 288. Obtuse (adj. 287. to neglect. or understandable only by a restricted number of people.) is to draw a line around. e.) is protection from loss or damage. not reparable. 282. compensation for loss or damage. such as one might experience after being very ill. d. To circumscribe (v. a. 278. e. to determine the limits of. 280. Vulnerable (adj.) means stubborn.) is to leave out.) means not capable of being remedied or corrected. disregard. 283. 107 . a. d. A waif (n. conﬁned to. 285.) means lacking quickness of perception or intellect. a. Subservient (adj. d. 277. 286. Irreparable (adj. 284.) means profound lethargy. b. b. a distinctive behavior or attribute peculiar to an individual. a. To omit (v. Esoteric (adj.) means following another’s requests in a servantlike manner far below that which is called for.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 276.) means to shiver or tremble. Obstinate (adj.) is a stray. a homeless. d. 281.) means assailable. to shake or vibrate violently. A foible (n. open to attack. To quake (v. encircle. Indemnity (n. b.) means designed for. an enlightened inner circle. Stupor (n. deﬁne.) is a minor weakness or character ﬂaw. immunity from punishment. to restrict or conﬁne.
300. c. accelerate. d. not suitable or ﬁt for the purpose. unnecessary. bypass. Supine (adj. to surround. e.) is to go around. 298. attendant. 108 . enclose. c.) means not expedient. 294.) means attractive. To purport (v. accompanying.) is burdensome or troublesome. d. To circumvent (v. or extreme. risky. A ramiﬁcation (n. Winsome (adj.) means to speed up the progress of. Onerous (adj.) means lying on the back. Inexpedient (adj. e. To infuse (v. 293. 295. not tending to promote a proposed object. a. 292. more than is needed. d. to get around or avoid through cleverness or artful maneuvering. entrap. Superﬂuous (adj. e. 297. to process or execute quickly and efﬁciently. c.) means dangerous.501 Sentence Completion Questions 289.) is a consequence for an action.) means occurring or existing concurrently.) means to give false appearance of being. 291. 290.) is to instill or cause to penetrate. d. To expedite (v. to inspire.) means extra. 296. Parlous (adj. Concomitant (adj. 299. d.
In an attempt to ______ the enemy. alienate b. cryptic d. contrived e. tenuous b. a. scoff c. obliterate d. a. minimize 302. adverse 109 . imperial c. The ﬁlm was completed on schedule despite the ______ circumstances regarding the location and extreme weather conditions. Braveheart rallied hundreds of ﬁerce warriors. ostracize e.Chapter 13 301.
prerequisite emendation alliteration jurisdiction respite 110 . b. c. a. erratic c. motif 304. a. The ______ of the sheriff’s department ended at the county line. a. reference e. gimmick c. compromise d. moratorium b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 303. The company ofﬁcials felt the rising cost of health coverage was ______ enough to raise their employees’ insurance premiums. callous b. disposition e. ﬂout 305. The postcard advertised a free cruise to anyone who bought a magazine subscription. contrite 306. a. dither e. daunt b. recruit c. d. e. Many employers like to visit college campuses and ______ college seniors to work for their companies. a. petition b. nonchalant e. justiﬁcation c. zealous d. I could tell by Konrad’s ______ manner that he was really sorry for how he had treated Annette. habitude 307. but after reading the ﬁne print Sasha found the cruise was just a ______. symbolism d. illuminate d.
uproarious d. laconic b. The cruise ship’s deliciously appetizing dinner buffets encouraged ______ among the vacationing passengers. obscure b. impertinent d. a. unutterable c. queries 111 . a. recalcitrant 312. fretful 310. initiate b. treacherous d. ardent e. restraint e. squabbling c. circuitous c. employ 309. vital e. relinquish d. it was ﬁlled with such ______ beauty. magnanimous c. a. revive e. equivocation d. a. We could not describe the scene before us. The subject matter was ______ because the mumbling professor spoke too quickly. satiate c. Arnie becomes so ______ when he talks about painting that it is hard not to be infected by his enthusiasm. mnemonic e. inexorable b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 308. gluttony b. Ralph plays golf every chance he gets. a. even a weeklong golﬁng vacation could not ______ his appetite for the game. maximized 311.
pivotal e. Artemis made a pilgrimage to the ______. quixotic 317. maven e. not a professional dancer. maverick b. Charlotte chose to ______ her role as PTA president. Maya would not have made so many spelling mistakes in her essay. a. sumptuous b. denouement b. decorum c. a. a. vizier e. fatuous 316. As the pressures of her business became overwhelming. a. she is usually ______ about her spelling. propagate d. oracle d. garrulous c. relinquish e. hoping to learn the answer to her dilemma. a. scurrilous c. mercenary d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 313. unwieldy d. expedite b. dilettante 315. scrupulous e. It took four men two hours to move the ______ sofa up three ﬂights of stairs into our apartment. she’s just a ______. ridiculous d. Don’t let Julie’s enthusiasm fool you. Normally. suave b. pillar 112 . In the Roman myth. retaliate 314. denizen c. transgress c.
render b. galvanize d. Brian was an ______ child. The defendant waited anxiously for the jury to ______ the decision that would seal his fate. a. impertinent c. placate e. prohibit 321. Orson was truly a(n) ______: towering over others at six feet nine inches. charlatan 319. deprecate c. disparage e. a. a. admonish 113 . impeccable b. adjuvant 320. rejuvenate d. viceroy e. he was also one of the most inﬂuential and successful producers in the feature ﬁlm industry. burnish b. observant d. he was sent to the principal’s ofﬁce on numerous occasions for his rude classroom behavior. anathema c. obscure e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 318. We must ______ the information about the agenda changes immediately so that the conference attendees have time to adjust their schedules. disseminate c. a. demagogue d. behemoth b.
vicissitudes c. lurid 324. thwarted 114 . a. a. premise c. stringent d. a. blandishments b. If you can adhere to the ______ rules of a military society. knell e. blanched c. pedantic e. strident b. Xiomara ______ when she learned that the sauce she’d just eaten was made with chicken broth. mores d. raucous c. a. prepossession b. wavered b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 322. the Marines may be an excellent career choice. A life-long vegetarian. The natural ______ of the canyon cause it to be an everlasting source of new adventures and beauty. nebulas 325. delectation d. stagnated e. the forlorn ______ of the church bells was an almost daily sound. During the time of the plague in the little village. credence 323. coalesced d. platitudes e.
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301. c. To obliterate (v.) means to blot out or destroy. 302. e. Adverse (adj.) means acting against or contrary to; unfavorable;
or opposed or opposing.
303. b. A gimmick (n.) is a tricky scheme or gadget. 304. b. To recruit (v.) means to seek to induct or enroll; to enlist. 305. e. Contrite (adj.) means feeling or expressing sorrow or regret for
one’s sins or offenses; penitent.
306. b. Justiﬁcation (n.) is an explanation or reason that justiﬁes or
shows something to be necessary.
307. d. Jurisdiction (n.) is authority or power; sphere of power or
308. b. To satiate (v.) means to satisfy fully the appetite or desire of. 309. b. Unutterable (adj.) means inexpressible. 310. a. Obscure (adj.) means not clearly expressed or easily understood;
not easily seen or distinguished.
311. d. Ardent (adj.) means characterized by intense emotion or
enthusiasm, passionate, fervent; glowing or burning like ﬁre.
312. a. Gluttony (n.) is drinking or eating to excess; excessive
313. d. To relinquish (v.) means to give up (something), renounce claim
314. e. A dilettante (n.) is an amateur, one who dabbles in an art or ﬁeld
of knowledge for amusement; a lover of ﬁne arts, a connoisseur.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 315. d. Scrupulous (adj.) means extremely careful, cautious in action for
fear of doing wrong.
316. c. Unwieldy (adj.) means moved or managed with difﬁculty, as
from great size or awkward shape.
317. c. An oracle (n.) is a person of great knowledge; the place where
answers are given, as in a sanctuary.
318. a. A behemoth (n.) is a giant; something or someone who is
enormous in size, power, or importance.
319. b. Impertinent (adj.) means improperly bold; rude; lacking good
320. a. To render (v.) means to give in return in compliance with a duty;
to make or depict.
321. b. To disseminate (v.) means to scatter widely, diffuse, spread
322. d. Knell (n.) is the sound of a bell ringing slowly for a funeral or
323. c. Stringent (adj.) means rigid, strict, or exacting. 324. b. Vicissitudes (n.) means a change, especially a complete change, of
condition or circumstances.
325. b. To blanch (v.) means to turn pale, as if in fear; to take the color
326. At the beginning of the ceremony, the high school band ______
the arrival of the graduates by playing the alma mater loudly and with enthusiasm. a. decried b. heralded c. permeated d. conjured e. thwarted
327. Although Sophie was afraid of heights, she seemed to have no
______ about driving over bridges. a. enormity b. qualms c. imminence d. resurrection e. severity
d. reiterated b. extraneous d. reneged e. seceded d. pensive 329. e. palatable compulsory reciprocal resilient ancillary 118 . a. prevision d. everyone must attend. quandary 330. abysmal e. and then you can edit it for any ______ material so that it is as convincing and concise as possible. The meeting is ______. c. incontrovertible c. I will write a rough draft of the proposal.501 Sentence Completion Questions 328. I had to call the repairman because the washing machine was off ______—it began making terrible sounds and failed to clean the clothes thoroughly. grandiose b. succumbed c. kilter e. retaliated 331. a. b. a. a. preferment c. Minnie ﬁnally ______ to her sister’s constant barrage of questions and revealed the identity of her new boyfriend. detriment b.
extrinsic 334. The cop was in a ______: Should he chase the criminal or help the victim? a. Through the ______ act of volunteering. plethora 119 . insurmountable c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 332. kinetic d. germane c. a. specious 335. The proposed design includes many ______ features that are not functional and can be eliminated to cut costs. tatter d. nonchalant e. jovial b. diligent d. dilatory b. perfunctory d. discord e. a. rapacious e. monotypic b. noble 333. a. it is possible to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. quandary b. inconsistent c. litany c. immoderate e. Carly’s ______ spending on shoes and clothing caused her parents a great deal of concern because she was no longer saving money for college.
dismount c. The professor studied the ______ physics of ballet dancers and even published a study on the topic of dancers and movement. a. Philbert’s ______ manner ﬁt in well with the atmosphere of the posh country club. an impossible deadline. prevalent e. a. clemency b. riotous c. and it has ﬁnally landed him in jail. urbane 339. salacious e. and a complicated project in order to present the report to the client. Kyle was able to ______ the difﬁculties of an uncooperative staff. Elian tried his ______ on the wrong person. symbolic d. a. intercede 338. jocularity c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 336. creditable b. chicanery 120 . calamity d. kinetic c. retract d. surmount b. mundane d. expel e. monotonous 337. untoward b. obsolescence e. a.
idolatry 342. patronize c. The drama workshop’s efforts ______ in the ﬁnal production of a play written. ﬁnalized b. transient c. making it difﬁcult for Margaret to determine which one was the dentist’s ofﬁce. To ______ a congressional bill. directed. Evan lost sense of his small-town roots and began traveling with an entourage. There were several ______ buildings on the street. victimize d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 340. sufferance e. a. discerned e. haughtiness d. languished c. impervious d. inconstancy b. insolence c. the president must use his ofﬁcial seal on all documents. a. a. zealous e. and acted by the students for the entire school. nondescript b. teemed d. ratify e. impressionable 341. Inﬂated by his fans’ ______. nullify b. culminated 121 . mollify 343. a.
validate e. cognizant c. a. reminiscent e. a. but I still believe that this is the best possible solution. c. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 344. relinquish b. disheartened b. inept b. I am ______ of the problems that this solution will cause. synthesize c. valorous c. Adam read the employee manual so that he might ______ himself with his new responsibilities at the company. imbued d. inhibited c. precipitous d. malodorous e. The spectacular presentation by a rainforest adventurer ______ Simon with the desire to travel to South America to see the jungles for himself. a. orient d. belligerent 348. d. innocuous b. For ______ deeds during her mission overseas. b. reconstituted e. Tyesha was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. tantamount apathetic fatuous unscrupulous indecisive 345. There is no way around it: plagiarism is ______ to thievery. erroneous d. motivate 347. benign 346. a. abhorred 122 . e.
extenuated 350. diatribe c. pulverized c. he ______ his decision to raise taxes. enveloped d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 349. Quentin’s report was comprised mostly of speculation. tirade 123 . recanted b. When the senator’s popularity suffered in the polls. myriad d. Because of the ______ of reliable information. detracted e. a. juxtaposition e. a. dearth b.
) means characterized by reﬁned manners. A quandary (n. Chicanery (n. Extraneous (adj.) is order or good condition. Kilter (n. to foreshadow. d. 340. required. 333. not pertinent or relevant. b. of excellent character. b.) means pertaining to motion or caused by motion. e. Compulsory (adj. A qualm (n.) means obligatory. 332. 336. selﬂess moral standards. 124 . Immoderate (adj. Extrinsic (adj. 334. 338. a. e. exceeding reasonable limits. 335. coming from the outside or an outside source. b. elegant or sophisticated.) is trickery or sophistry used to deceive someone (especially to extract money).) is a difﬁcult situation. c. b. Kinetic (adj. Nondescript (adj.) is a sudden or disturbing feeling.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 326. 337. 330.) means lacking any distinctive characteristics. 331.) means not vital or essential. originating from the outside.) means excessive or extreme. Urbane (adj. external.) means to give in. extraneous. 327. To succumb (v. cease to resist. a. e. mandatory. b.) means having high. e. To surmount (v. To herald (v.) is to proclaim or announce. 328.) means to overcome by force of will. 339. a. 329. Noble (adj. d.) means not forming an essential part of a thing.
b. especially of food. determine one’s position with reference to new ideas.) means to acquaint (oneself) with the existing situation or environment. Valorous (adj.) means to make valid.) is to inspire or pervade with ideas or feelings. To recant (v. 350. to withdraw a former belief as erroneous. insufﬁcient quantity. 347. c. To imbue (v. b. To orient (v. c. conscious. 343. a. 349. 345. To ratify (v.501 Sentence Completion Questions 341. 125 . Cognizant (adj.) means to renounce formally. Idolatry (n. To culminate (v. climax.) means equal to. e.) is excessive reverence or adoration. valiant. to saturate with color. the worship of idols. a. having equal or equivalent value in terms of seriousness. 342. Dearth (n. a.) means courageous. Tantamount (adj. aware. 344. e.) means a severe shortage or scarce supply. a lack of. end. d. 348. 346.) means fully knowledgeable or informed.) is to come to completion. to permeate. to reach the highest point or degree.
frugal 352. patronizing c. affable e. Teachers should not only be knowledgeable but also ______. extortion b. The pain medication Kristy received after surgery offered relief. afﬁrmation e. a. and she didn’t like being groggy. the overwhelming feeling of ______ was an unexpected side effect. students should feel comfortable approaching them with questions or problems. a. however. acquisition d. laconic d. compellation c. wheedling b. lethargy 127 .Chapter 15 351.
foray e. a. ornate 355. the walls hung with ______ tapestries. a. entreated 356. After weeks of heavy rains. ascended b. a. mud and trees ______ down the mountain swallowing cars and houses in their path. The ______ butter had been left in the refrigerator for years. desiccated c. the earth gave way. malleable c. prudent d. aspersed d. melliﬂuous b. vista b. dry weather ______ the land. melee c. oscillated b. a. b. illusive e. inculcated c. hurtled e. frieze 354. coalesced e. a. fray d. complacent scandalous riveting dire rancid 357. subverted d. e. The ski lodge had a window that looked out upon a beautiful mountain ______. The palace’s great hall was rich in history and splendor. parched riverbed. we walked across a cracked. c. so instead of rowing across a river.501 Sentence Completion Questions 353. d. thwarted 128 . Several weeks of extremely hot.
I was bored with the ______ conversation of my roommates and longed for some intellectual stimulation. throttled 129 . intriguing e. innovative d. Moving swiftly and gracefully through the backyard. Ned’s fear was ______ as he watched the 60-foot waves approach his little boat. recuperated c. invigorated d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 358. detrimental 362. a. genteel c. recoiled b. suave e. Ethan’s responses when he spoke on the telephone were ______ and he nearly always made his customers think he was rude. vapid d. a. and he never took a day off. spasmodic c. laconic c. pronounced c. truculent 359. futile b. a. fabricated e. exclusive d. turgid e. the cat suddenly ______ when she hit the thorny bush. a. palpable e. a. uncanny d. The pitcher’s ______ workout regimen was the most grueling of all his teammates. ponderous 360. exonerating 361. Spartan b. receptive b. egregious b.
After the neighbor’s stereo woke her up for the ﬁfth night in a row. panacea b. rebuked c. a. dossier d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 363. Although others were fooled by “Doctor” Winston’s speech. a. denunciation b. archaic d. accolade e. a. Deleterious c. implicated e. prevarication d. incantation e. laborious b. cynical e. Brenda felt ______ to complain. Fatuous d. The task of building the cabin was a ______ one. charlatan c. a. augmented d. destined 366. venerable c. panacea c. ______ laughter came from the upstairs apartment where Trang was having a graduation party. Carter is writing a letter of recommendation that I can include in my ______ for prospective employers. but Rob was up to the challenge. restitution 367. Scurrilous b. a. Uproarious e. unbiased 365. Lily knew him for what he was: a(n) ______. primadonna 364. Malicious 130 . impelled b.
illusion 369. impenitence e. they make complex issues accessible by presenting them in everyday language. inclination d. furtive 370. a. regeneration b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 368. In the middle of his eloquent ______. contingency c. inculcate d. precocious fugacious supplemental quintessential barbarous 371. A diamond ring is the ______ symbol of love and affection. Nothing will ______ my memory of the night we ﬁrst met. oration c. truncate 131 . appease b. a. Allen’s ______ distanced him from his family. colloquial b. obsolete c. pristine d. c. efface e. equivalence d. e. d. the images are forever burned in my mind. b. a. provocation e. exacting e. innovation 372. a. the audience suddenly broke into applause. ovation b. I like the ______ style of these essays. a. undulate c. but he was still unwilling to apologize.
utilitarian d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 373. imminent e. intruded c. recessed b. With the curtains drawn back. taut 374. the room was ______ with warm sunlight. The devastating drought forced the ______ tribes of the rainforest to leave their homes and venture into the modern world. a. a. indigenous b. puritanical c. endemic e. muniﬁcent 375. stoic b. proactive 132 . indigent d. belied e. suffused d. Jason’s ______ approach to management included narrowing the salary gap between the CEOs and ofﬁce workers. apathetic c. a.
) means characterized by hard work. To recoil (v. Vista (n.) means tangible. a. Affable (adj. b. 359. Spartan (adj.) means rigorously severe (from the Greek city- state Sparta known for its austere and rigid lifestyle). warm. to make dry. a. 352. b. Laconic (adj. Ornate (adj. A charlatan (n. 362. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 351. gracious. d. 363. 133 . but expressing much in a few words. dull. easily perceived and detected. to move violently with great noise. Rancid (adj. To hurtle (v.) is someone who makes elaborate. 364.) means dull.) means richly and artistically ﬁnished or stylized. a. characteristically simple or frugal.) means a view or prospect.) means easy and pleasant to speak to. c. d. to ﬂing forcefully. b.) is the state of drowsiness or sluggish inactivity. 353. tedious.) means to dry out thoroughly. fraudulent claims to having certain skills or knowledge. Laborious (adj. concise. 357. lacking life. 361. approachable. brief and to the point.) is to rush with great speed.) means rotten or putrid. become dry. e. 360. Lethargy (n. Vapid (adj. 354. To desiccate (v. a quack. noticeable. e.) means curt. d.) means to jump back suddenly. 356. Palpable (adj. 358. fraud. exertion. or perseverance. marked by strict self-discipline. 355. e. or lifeless. imposter. sprit or substance. friendly.
366.) means originating or being native to a speciﬁc region or country. 134 . erase. c.) means related to the ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or beneﬁcial to the greatest number of people. c. An oration (n. To impel (v. to make or conduct oneself inconspicuously. 367.) is a collection of papers giving detailed information about a particular person or subject. c.) means to cover or ﬁll the surface of. 372.) is the best and purest part of a thing. a.) is a formal speech for a special occasion. conversational. unwilling to show regret for wrongdoing. also inherent or natural.) means to rub out.) means characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation. Impenitence (n. as in to ﬁll with light. 370. A dossier (n. 375. 371. Colloquial (adj. propel. d. Utilitarian (adj. d. Uproarious (adj.) means noisy. the most typical example of a thing. To suffuse (v. 373. 369. Quintessential (adj. b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 365. a.) is to motivate. 368. d. d. Indigenous (adj. To efface (v. a. push or drive forward. to cause to dim or make indistinct.) is the trait of refusing to repent. 374.
provoke 377. dabble e. soon they will disappear from the earth. proximate b. My parents always seem to worry and ______ more about money when tax season is approaching. frolic c. laminate d. dominate b. supplicate d. a. a. quibble c. alienate 135 . neglect e.Chapter 16 376. If people continue to ______ the rainforests.
astringent 380. implicit b. irreverent d. abject b. incessant c. prohibit 381. irresolute e. Although I meant it as a compliment. While the king and the members of his court lived in the most opulent luxury. a. redacted 136 . Zander ______ my remark as an insult. who was an honorable man and kind to everyone he met. stiﬂe b. a. relinquished d. a. dissipate e. truncated d. Samantha had an ______ trust in her grandfather. insecure c. suppress d. permeated e. a. lugubrious 379. kindle c. erratic e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 378. eradicated c. the peasants in his kingdom lived in the most ______ poverty. construed b. so he could eventually cook his dinner. Antonello searched the forest around his campsite for small branches to ______ the ﬁre.
claiming that ______ caused a decline in employee morale.501 Sentence Completion Questions 382. porous voracious spurious specious veracious 384. a. lamentations e. intonation 137 . temerity d. reiteration e. d. insinuation c. After the third relative was hired to an upper-level position. The sailor’s ______ complexion bespoke his many sunny days at the lookout post. pallid d. wan e. incongruity b. swarthy b. pasty 383. Genevieve’s stunning debut performance at the city opera has earned her ______ from some of the city’s toughest critics. explicitness c. antipathy b. e. a. a. several people quit the company. Tanya is a ______ person. insinuations c. trusted by all who know her. b. The shaggy neon couch was a(n) ______ in the conservative room decorated with earth tones. skepticism d. a. c. a. nepotism 385. destitution d. devotion e. carrion b. syncopated c. accolades 386.
Johnny’s good behavior in class yesterday was ______ by his disruptive outbursts in Math this morning. a. retaliated d. indoctrinate 389. Jason and Joshua made ______ plans to meet in the cafeteria to study for the test. a. a. writing about it would help ______ her true feelings. mandated e. expound c. repress 388. beguiling b. negated c. calculated c. vacillate b. a. abated b. employ e. extenuated b. promotional 138 . Gabi found that whenever she was confused about an idea or issue. maximize d. provided Jason’s class ended on time. After the powerful windstorm. Marie discovered a splintered and fallen tree limb had ______ the vinyl lining of her swimming pool.501 Sentence Completion Questions 387. wheedle d. Harris tried to ______ his fear of ﬂying when he boarded the plane. nominated 391. a. elucidate c. assured d. tentative e. deprecate e. accelerate b. reiterated d. lacerated e. tenuous c. but he could not curb his anxiety. curtailed 390.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 392. The professor’s lectures were ﬁlled with excessive ______, lasting
much longer than was necessary to convey his ideas. a. verbiage b. herbage c. maliciousness d. portent e. intrigue
393. Ming’s blatant lie revealed that he suffered no ______ about being
dishonest to his parents. a. compunction b. repudiation c. vindication d. evanescence e. veracity
394. Diane, always teasing, was known for her ______ , but as a result,
nobody knew when to take her seriously. a. jocularity b. servitude c. logic d. austerity e. inclemency
395. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely,” said Haines. “There is no
such thing as a(n) ______ who is not a corrupt and cruel ruler.” a. imbroglio b. pedant c. despot d. agnostic e. archetype
396. During his ______ in ofﬁce the mayor made several controversial
decisions about city planning. a. treatise b. integration c. teem d. ﬂout e. tenure
501 Sentence Completion Questions 397. Recovering from the tragedy, Helena found the ______ sunrise
reassuring, as it gave her something to rely on each and every morning. a. hidden b. clairvoyant c. cognizant d. deft e. quotidian
398. Flaws in Claire’s opponent’s chess game showed him to be ______,
and Claire knew her victory was assured. a. predatory b. indistinguishable c. ornery d. vincible e. resolute
399. The ad didn’t mention a speciﬁc salary; it just said “compensation
______ with experience.” a. compulsory b. manifest c. proliﬁc d. commensurate e. precluded
400. The ______ she felt for shopping made it impossible for her to
walk by a sale window without stopping. a. providence b. blunder c. omission d. repulsion e. estrus
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376. d. To neglect (v.) means to be careless about; to fail to care for or to
do; to be remiss about.
377. b. To quibble (v.) means to ﬁnd fault or criticize for petty reasons. 378. a. Abject (adj.) means wretched, degraded, debased; of the most
contemptible or miserable kind; showing utter resignation or humiliation, groveling, servile.
379. a. Implicit (adj.) means unquestioning or trusting without doubt;
understood rather than directly stated; implied.
380. b. Kindle (v.) means to cause to burn with ﬂames; to ignite; to set
381. a. To construe (v.) is to interpret or understand; to make sense of,
explain the meaning of.
382. a. Swarthy (adj.) means having a dark hue, especially a dark or
383. e. Veracious (adj.) means truthful, honest; habitually disposed to
speak the truth.
384. e. Nepotism (n.) is favoritism for kin when conferring jobs, ofﬁces,
385. e. An accolade (n.) is an award or special acknowledgement
signifying approval or distinction.
386. a. Incongruity (n.) is the quality of being inappropriate or
unbecoming; not consistent in character.
387. e. To repress (v.) means to keep under or restrain; to curb or
501 Sentence Completion Questions 388. b. To elucidate (v.) means to make clear or manifest; to free from
confusion or ambiguity.
389. d. To lacerate (v.) is to rip, tear, or mangle. 390. b. To negate (v.) means to nullify, invalidate, or deny. 391. d. Tentative (adj.) means provisional or uncertain; not ﬁxed or set. 392. a. Verbiage (n.) means the use of many words without necessity. 393. a. Compunction (n.) means a feeling of uneasiness or regret caused
by a sense of guilt, remorse; a pang of conscience at the thought or act of committing a misdeed.
394. a. Jocularity (n.) is the state of being jocular, which is characterized
by joking or jesting.
395. c. A despot (n.) is someone who rules with absolute power; a
dictator or tyrant.
396. e. Tenure (n.) means the term during which a thing is held; often
used in connection with career positions.
397. e. Quotidian (adj.) means occurring or returning daily. 398. d. Vincible (adj.) means conquerable, capable of being defeated or
399. d. Commensurate (adj.) means corresponding in size, degree, or
400. e. An estrus (n.) is an irresistible impulse or passion.
401. The owners of the bed-and-breakfast were extremely ______ to
their guests, who enjoyed elegant meals, prompt service, and beautifully decorated rooms. a. hospitable b. hostile c. remiss d. gallant e. indomitable
402. Homeless people often lead a(n) ______ lifestyle because they
repeatedly get uprooted from the streets and alleys where they live. a. aristocratic b. platonic c. analytic d. nomadic e. ballistic
501 Sentence Completion Questions 403. Linda’s ______ for picking the right stocks made her a very
wealthy woman. a. knack b. reception c. rendition d. impropriety e. concourse
404. Computers and word processing software have made the art of
hand-writing letters virtually ______. a. barren b. boisterous c. obsolete d. digniﬁed e. relevant
405. Marco has an irresistibly ______ manner that many young women
ﬁnd charming and attractive. a. obstinate b. staid c. bland d. supple e. suave
406. Chantel kept the ______ of her beloved foremost in her mind as
she traveled to countries far and wide in her quest to ﬁnd him. a. prelude b. armistice c. hirsute d. presage e. visage
407. The cozy beach cottage was only ______ for summer tenants
because it lacked the insulation to make a winter stay comfortable. a. stagnant b. erroneous c. resilient d. habitable e. ineffective
elevated b. fortiﬁed 410. a. taut c. lamentable 411. laborious 412. a. veneer b. Rachel’s mother was appalled by the amount of ______ humor on television during hours when young children were still awake. empirical e. noxious d. Furious that Lou had lied about his references. elusive c. hiatus d. The scared boy on the roller coaster made sure his seatbelt was ______ across his body. The settlers decided to build their town at the ______ of two rivers. rescinded e. that settlement became the city of Pittsburgh. you need to design an experiment that will provide ______ evidence. proportional d. fraudulent b. conﬂuence 409. senile c. To prove your theory. incriminated c. perfunctory b. trite d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 408. tirade e. striated e. slack b. curt 145 . lexicon c. Noi ______ her decision to promote him to assistant manager. a. a. complied d. lascivious e. a.
vigilance d. dross b. obtrude e. retrospection d. fervor d. sustain d. elucidate d. tariffs b. she noticed that a large lump began to ______ from her forehead. enigma c. a. protract 146 . accouterment c. a. The devoted fans paid ______ to the late singer by placing ﬂowers on his memorial and by holding burning votive candles. appraisement e. a. a. truncate c. provoke c. imprecation e. vendetta b. Bill’s only ______ was to ﬁle bankruptcy. Losing his entire business to the ﬂood. homage 416. The new evidence convinced the District Attorney to overturn Martin’s conviction and ______ him. After Ginger banged her head. rendezvous 414. invade b. preening c. appropriate b. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 413. The female fox’s ______ over her burrow indicates that she has just birthed her young. elevate 415. sepulcher e. recourse 417. exonerate e.
obtuse c. a. jovial d. a. buoyant 147 . indecisive 420. a. nebulous d. temporal d. Christopher hired a tree-trimming crew to cut the ______ branches of the pine tree that were scraping the side of his house. fastidious b. abject e. We both knew our summer romance was ______ . The junkyard was littered with ______ objects. understated e. a. making it unsightly to the neighborhood behind it. decorative e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 418. portentous 421. lateral c. benign d. restorative b. paradoxical b. virulent e. otiose b. The dissatisﬁed workers spread their ______ attitudes among themselves until there was a danger of a full-scale rebellion against the owners of the factory. recessive 419. monochromatic c. tempting c. and we would just be memories in each other’s minds by the winter.
mercurial 423. omniscience b. labyrinth d. dialectical c. obstetrics e. moratorium d. Although Maya’s ______ sensibilities are quite different from mine. gradation c. terminals b. limitation b. reclusive d. a. Peter displayed an air of ______ when the ofﬁcer asked him if he knew the speed limit. J. obstinacy c. temperament c. basin e. The meticulous art student arranged her paint colors by a darkening ______ on her palette. I think she is a remarkable interior decorator and I recommend her highly. a. a. platitude 148 . nescience d. juncture e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 422. synthetic e. tincture 424.P. aesthetic b. recalled running through the ______ of tall rows of corn stalks that dominated his grandfather’s summer garden. deference 425. a.
414. push forward.) means acceptable for inhabiting. a clever way of doing something. 402. d.) means the face. d. derived from. Hospitable (adj. e. lustful. d. b. discarded. 408. Suave (adj. Conﬂuence (n. disused. Obsolete (adj. e.) means a ﬂowing or coming together. d.) means revoked. 406. 403. Homage (n. Knack (n. 411.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 401. countenance. e.) means relying on. e. reverence rendered. Rescinded (v.) is a natural talent.) means roaming from place to place or wandering.) means lewd. d. 416. or veriﬁable by. 404. experimental or observational rather than theory. To obtrude (v. c. being agreeable. Taut (adj. Habitable (adj. Vigilance (n. c. a place where two things come together. a.) means to stick out. Lascivious (adj.) means having a smooth and pleasant manner.) means a last option or way out. the point of juncture. a gathering or meeting together at a point or juncture.) means alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger. deference. 407. Nomadic (adj. 412. 409.) is respect paid publicly.) means antiquated. or wanton. d. Empirical (adj. or look of a person.) means stretched tight. 149 .) means treating guests kindly and generously. Recourse (n. e. a. 413. Visage (n. 415. 405. 410. receptive or of an open mind.
discharge. a stage or degree in such a series. or hateful.) means exceedingly noxious. functionless. Gradation (n. 420. d. 421. unemployed or useless. 150 . 422.) means needless. artistic. 419. deleterious. 418. 424.) is the changing of a color. Aesthetic (adj. or the absence of knowledge. b. or tint to another by gradual degrees. Labyrinth (n. Virulent (adj. characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty. 423. 425. to release from a responsibility or obligation. transitory. the process of bringing to another grade in a series. Temporal (adj.) means enduring for a short time. absolve. c. something extremely complex in structure or character.) is ignorance.501 Sentence Completion Questions 417.) means pertaining to or extending from the side. a.) means concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste. Otiose (adj. d. a. c. b.) is a maze of paths or a complicated system of pathways in which it is challenging to ﬁnd the exit.) means to free from blame or guilt. shade. Nescience (n. To exonerate (v. Lateral (adj. c.
a.Chapter 18 426. vociferous d. cognizant b. vagabond e. a. and became a homeless ______ on the streets of Las Vegas. aloof e. but he has always remained ______. granger b. I have tried for years to get close to my brother Rae. accommodating 427. strategist d. In his later years. the once wildly successful gambler lost his fortune. miser c. speculator 151 . assiduous c.
Lavish e. Julia’s parents gave her one ______ regarding her new job: It could not interfere with her schoolwork. Sally had planted the seeds in the greenhouse three weeks ago. revolve c. ______ animals are able to survive easily in the wilderness because. Precarious 429. they can live on berries or insects. procession b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 428. e. Despite enthusiastic efforts from the supporting cast. a. manifestation d. a. a. reprieve 431. for example. victorious d. modulate 430. lackluster 432. a. b. a. Omnivorous c. they would begin to ______ any day now. vigorous c. ruining the chance of lucrative box ofﬁce sales. tint d. ratify e. The tenor’s ______ voice ﬁlled the concert hall. Luminous d. c. d. germinate b. the critics agreed the star of the play gave a ______ performance. consensus c. Omnipotent b. infallible b. provision e. felicitous e. sinuous timid tenuous sonorous striated 152 .
exoneration d. oriﬁce e. vertigo b. reprieve c. tangent d. a. tribunal 434. belfry b. a. hybrid c. After the ﬁre. Luanne experiences serious ______ whenever she climbs several ﬂights of steep stairs. quota b. genesis c. repletion e. a. plethora 435. detriment d. inebriation c. there were ashes in every ______ of the old farmhouse. demise b. symmetry d. ﬁasco e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 433. a. they proceeded to recruit older. fallacy e. more experienced candidates. When the company reached it’s ______ of hiring one hundred college graduates. The ______ of the successful product idea was attributed to the extraordinarily creative company president. malady 153 . dominion 436.
chagrined d. ingenuity 439. The house was consumed in ﬂames and not a ______ of it remained after the ﬁre. brawn c. exercise. eluded e. admonished 154 . diadem e. insolence d. visage c. surly 441. a. vestige b. The children were ______ for eating the whole batch of cookies before dinner. Delia experienced a long period of ______ when she did not want to work. recompense 438.501 Sentence Completion Questions 437. languor b. arrogance c. disastrous c. vestibule d. vicissitude e. a. a. belittled c. viceroy 440. indignant b. a. After her extended illness. Floyd has a distinctive ______ to his voice—easily recognizable over the phone. timbre d. David felt as if the family picnic would be a(n) ______ time to talk with his grandmother about her plans for the holidays. forethought e. unctuous d. viscosity b. a. opportune b. trite e. or clean.
a. nadir 444. Pathos b. cited 443. Oscar ______ his sister not to tell their mother what he had done. a. The Boston Tea Party happened because the Americans believed the British tea taxes were ______ the rights of the colonists. ______ were in order as James performed brilliantly on stage in his ﬁrst role as an understudy. enforced d. entreating 155 . transgressing e. Ignominies c. abetted c. a. beguiled b. trespassing b. Going away for spring break was not in the ______ of possibility. reviling c. introversion d. During his routine. since neither Helga nor Olga had any money. a. realm e. exhorted d. gibed e. Kudos d. Statutes 446. maligned e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 442. for he knew his punishment would be severe. fulcrum c. fascism b. ignored b. Subsidies e. the stand-up comic refused to be shaken by the heckler who ______ him every few minutes. a. vied c. sublimating d. corroborated 445.
pessimistic b. a. vernal e. menial c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 447. aegis d. d. The legal internship program was developed under the ______ of the district attorney’s ofﬁce. The old bridge’s steel ______ were rusty and in need of repair. e. a. piers campaniles manacles girders spindles 448. hard winter. a. venal d. venial b. a. Margarita attempt to jog ﬁve miles on her ﬁrst day of cardio-training was a little ______. and birth of young animals suggest the much-welcomed ______ atmosphere in the country after a long. irrelevant c. quixotic e. trivial d. The budding ﬂowers. c. verbal 449. warm breezes. faction e. b. propensity c. Since she had not exercised in ﬁve years. relieved 450. bastion b. cacophony 156 .
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426. d. Aloof (adj.) means physically or emotionally distant; reserved,
427. d. A vagabond (n.) is a wanderer; a person who does not have a
428. b. Omnivorous (adj.) means feeding on both animal and vegetable
substances; having an insatiable appetite for anything.
429. a. To germinate (v.) means to begin to grow or sprout; to cause to
come into existence or develop.
430. d. A provision (n.) is a stipulation or qualiﬁcation; a stock of
431. e. Lackluster (adj.) means lacking liveliness or brightness; dull. 432. d. Sonorous (adj.) means producing sound; impressive or grand in
433. d. An oriﬁce (n.) is an opening, a hole; a perforation; a mouth or
hole through which something may pass.
434. a. Vertigo (n.) is dizziness often caused by experiencing heights. 435. b. Genesis (n.) is the origin, beginning, or foundation; the act of
forming something new; the ﬁrst event in a series of events.
436. a. A quota (n.) is a proportional share. 437. a. Languor (n.) is a lack of energy or interest; a feeling of being
without spirit; sluggishness.
438. c. Timbre (n.) is the quality of a tone, as distinguished from
intensity and pitch.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 439. a. Vestige (n.) means a visible trace, mark, or impression, of
something absent, lost, or gone.
440. a. Opportune (adj.) means well-timed or convenient. 441. e. To admonish (v.) means to reprove kindly but seriously; to warn
or counsel; to instruct or remind, as of a forgotten responsibility.
442. d. To gibe (v.) means to taunt or jeer; to utter a taunting or
443. d. A realm (n.) is a knowledge domain that you are interested in; a
kingdom or domain.
444. c. To exhort (v.) means to urge strongly with a stirring argument,
appeal, or advice; to make an urgent appeal.
445. c. Kudos (n.) are complimentary remarks; expressions of praise. 446. d. To transgress (v.) means to go beyond the limit or bounds of;
usually in connection with a law.
447. d. A girder (n.) is a large horizontal beam, made of wood, steel, or
concrete, to support weight or span an opening.
448. d. Vernal (adj.) means belonging to or suggestive of the spring. 449. d. Quixotic (adj.) means idealistic without regard for practicality. 450. c. Aegis (n.) means sponsorship or patronage; guidance or
direction; or protection.
451. Frank feels such ______ towards his ex-business partner that he
cannot stand to be in the same room with him. a. iniquity b. collusion c. avarice d. pallor e. animosity
452. Ronaldo celebrated the gathering of his ______ on Thanksgiving
Day and spoke with relatives he had not seen in a long time. a. commonwealth b. surrogates c. representatives d. kindred e. inﬁdels
a. e. The student’s ______ language offended many others in the class. Amanda’s parents were shocked by her ______ decision to quit her job without notice and move to Hollywood. c. obsequious studious scanty surreptitious scurrilous 160 . After sitting in the contentious board meeting for two hours. renegade e. Even though he hated to work holidays and weekends. impetuous 456. metamorphism b. knave c. restitution c. d. b. dignitary e. Trevor hoped that his paycheck would serve as ______ for the time spent away from his family. vigilante d. bureaucrat 457. a. affable c. Allen’s necktie began to feel like a ______ around his neck. a. a. enunciation d. garland c. placid d. a. proclamation e. conscientious b. kismet 455. decorum b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 453. languid e. noose d. monstrosity 454. forerunner b. The catlike movements of the sneaky ______ served him well when he picked pockets among the tourists on the crowded boardwalk.
Marie-Helene attempted to appear ______ as she quickly hid the birthday gift behind her back. palpitate e. salvageable 459. Hearing her sister approach. a. puriﬁed e. Paul’s ______ humor is sometimes lost on those who take his comments too literally. ﬂamboyant b. corrosive d. the frost on a car’s windshield can be ______ to the driver. virtual c. a. ventilate 461. dominate c. affable b. As the roller coaster inched to the top of the hill. nonchalant 161 . ﬂorid d. placid e. inevitable 460. negligible 462. Helena could feel her heart begin to ______. crass e. stoic c. The prom was a ______ royal ball with so many handsome young men and beautiful young ladies dressed to the ultimate formality.501 Sentence Completion Questions 458. obstructive c. piquant b. a. lurid b. wry c. cynical d. deleterious e. exfoliate b. pivotal d. reattribute d. a. In winter. a.
a. dismastment e. tenor c. Something went ______ in our experiment. When the movie star slipped out the back door of the hotel. dilatory 466. we ended up with a noxious red liquid that stunk up the laboratory for days. hoary b. the paparazzi adroitly gathered their ______ and raced around the building to catch her. paraphernalia d. sledge c. sleight d. propaganda 162 . The knight sought to ______ his broadsword in such a menacing fashion as to frighten his attacker away. attrition b. ensue 464. placate d. listless d. procure c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 463. venue e. a. and instead of creating a green odorless vapor. the disappearance of the woman’s jeweled bracelet from her wrist appeared to be the ______ of an accomplished thief. pandemonium b. regalia 465. At the banquet. wield e. a. a. warrant b. awry c. derogatory e.
inculcate 470. untarnished d. he has been living a life of ______ luxury. amplify c. The artist drew the picture with such ______ that it was possible to count every blade of grass that he painted. a. buying whatever he desires and traveling around the world in his 100-foot yacht as he is waited on hand and foot by a bevy of butlers. philosophy c. seditious e. fatuous 468. Confronted by his mother. a. The artist attempted to ______ the painting by adding people dressed in bright colors in the foreground. nicety d. blasphemy b. consensus e. excoriate b. vitriolic c. vivify e. purveyance 163 . guileless b. ribald d. a. Since Shane won the lottery. arrant b. indiscriminate e. cooks. a. the ______ four-year-old could not lie about scribbling on his bedroom walls with purple and blue markers. inauspicious c. eradicate d. vexed 469. and maids.501 Sentence Completion Questions 467.
a. quarantine b. and encouraged the class to apply the ______ method to prepare. intimidated b. heuristic e. surmise d. salubrious d. usurped e. The chemistry professor believed her students could do better on their exams by searching for their own answers. garner b. integrate e. bemused 473. assimilate 472. nonconformist c. Because he was antsy from having eaten too much candy. Jillian was ______ by the contradictory diagnoses she received and decided she needed a third opinion. sequester d. subjugate 474. effaced c. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 471. retract c. a. The highly publicized nature of the trial caused the judge to ______ the jury in order to shield members from evidence that might sway their verdict. comport e. punctilious b. determinate 164 . quell c. girded d. little William was unable to ______ himself in a respectable manner during the ceremony. a.
debutante c. Bea was known for her loud and domineering personality and was considered a ______ by many who knew her. triﬂe e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 475. scapegoat d. virago 165 . banality b. a.
) means off-course. or manage. d. 461.) means grossly indecent or vulgar. Obstructive (adj. 459. Virtual (adj. A noose (n. 463. indifferent. amiss. b. energetic dislike. control. b. tightening when pulled.) means to use. Knave (n. deceitful. turned or twisted toward one side. especially unjustly. cynical.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 451.) means ironic. obscuring. c. as a weapon. 452. A sleight (n.) is a group of people related to each other by birth or marriage.) means impulsive or passionate. Wry (adj. or instrument. To palpitate (v. not functioning properly. e. e.) means bitter. To wield (v. d. askew. 454.) means casual.) is a restoration of what is lost or taken away.) means a trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation. but not in actual fact. b. or sardonic. hindering. Impetuous (adj. 460. Animosity (n. 458. 456. d. e. 465. or unreliable person. b. Kindred (n. b. 166 .) is a loop with slipknot. 462. 453.) is a dishonest. especially with full command. 464. Nonchalant (adj.) means being in essence or effect. Restitution (n. offensive. c. e. 457.) is to ﬂutter or move with slight throbs. characterized by sudden emotion or energy. Awry (adj.) means blocking. Scurrilous (adj. b. 455. open hostility or enmity.
d. 467. straightforward. 473.) means to conduct or behave (oneself) in a certain manner. 472.) means to separate. Nicety (n. a. Heuristic (adj. the state of being nice.) are miscellaneous articles needed for particular professions.) means deeply absorbed in thought.) means complete. c. 475. e. To comport (v. 470.) means to be without guile. Guileless (adj. 167 . accuracy. or harmonize. 468. seclude. a. 474. To sequester (v.) means a bold. Bemused (adj. bewildered or perplexed by many conﬂicting situations or statements. Arrant (adj. e. accord. a subtle distinction or detail.) means stimulating further investigation. absolute. to animate. turbulent woman. utter. impudent. c. or operation. information.) means precision. as with juries. encouraging learning through discoveries made by a student. c. cause to withdraw or retire. honest. To vivify (v. Paraphernalia (n. 471. segregate. frank. to agree.501 Sentence Completion Questions 466. d. Virago (n. d.) means to give or bring life to. 469.
a. Paul was promoted several times and began to rise through the bank’s ______ of employees. Even though he was only in kindergarten. principality e. a. dominion 169 . obtuse b. During his many years of hard work. perceptive e. oblivious c. Joel was very ______ and could intuit when his teacher was not pleased with his behavior. surplus c.Chapter 20 476. indolent 477. hierarchy d. inept d. declassiﬁcation b.
and uncomfortable. a. a. but the fans were still ______ that the baseball game would still be played. she’s the one with the most ______ around here. sweaty. afﬁnity d. pessimistic b. truant 481. lexicon b. prosaic e. a. motif d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 478. taciturn b. domineering e. optimistic d. clout c. he had an extremely difﬁcult time adjusting when he enrolled in the military academy. genesis 480. a. odious 170 . replete d. intrepid c. Because Virgil had been so ______ as a child. sadistic c. coddled d. salient c. pallid e. fettered b. synergy b. infamy 482. The heat was absolutely ______. a. If you have any special needs or requests. but did not have enough time to prove its validity. speak to Val. guile e. making everyone irritable. hypothesis c. It had rained all afternoon. platitude e. oppressive 479. The biology students were assigned the task of testing the ______ .
ebbed c. drone c. temporized e. doffed d. quiescent c. Far from being a ______. a. sagacious d. Karim ______ upon many of the campaign issues in a series of detailed editorials. wrought 486. unbiased b. Bob gets up at dawn every morning to prepare for a long day at work after which he attends classes in evening. The vulgarity used by the football fans at the stadium was ______ and eventually lead to a penalty for the team. mundane 485. sluggard 484. a. a. sycophant e. rakish b. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 483. reproachable e. she felt she could not offer a truly ______ opinion. understated 171 . moderator b. replica d. uninterested e. expounded b. unilateral d. Since the judge hearing the case was related to one of the defendants. After the debate. indifferent c.
mandate e. e. wearisome 488. a. harbinger 489. indifferent e. rant e. Abdul found his ten-hour shifts at the paper clip factory repetitive and ______. c. premeditate palter reform distend ponder 491. paradox b. malleable d. Tomas is a(n) ______ businessman who knows a good opportunity when he sees it. indelible e. fatuous b. astute c. exemplar c. tangent 172 . melee b. nebulous c. mercurial d. a. The barnyard scene outside the 4-H tent made a charming ______ for visitors to the state fair. d. Sean would ______ whenever it became his turn to do the dishes. a. catalyst d. insolent b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 487. a. tableau d. volatile 490. a. tabloid c. Jonelle is a(n) ______ of the kind of student we seek: someone who is both academically strong and actively involved in the community. b.
vicissitude 173 . The jellyﬁsh. Charged with moral ______. omniscience e. known for its shimmering ______. interment d. cloister d. redaction c. the judge was called off the case even though he denied receiving bribes from the plaintiff’s counsel. scientists determined that it did not have mad cow disease. a. kowtow b. resonance b. extrapolation b. interrogation c. elongation e. diaspora e. hoping to rebuild the community they had ﬂed during the war. a. turpitude d. a. lassitude b. A decade after the ______. torpor e. vivisection 495. the members of the tribe began to drift home again. didactics d. opulence c. a. and there was no need to notify the board of health. chimera 494.501 Sentence Completion Questions 492. translucence 493. is one of nature’s most intriguing creatures. After performing a ______ of the cow. restitution c.
vivacious c. variegated e. ﬁckle d. debutant e. caste b. brusque 497. sinister d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 496. vernacular d. e. a. verbose d. a. a. c. a. blunt b. a. errant e. The ______wallpaper in his living room makes it difﬁcult to ﬁnd curtains and furniture that will match it. I knew from Inga’s ______ reply that she was offended by my question. The cult leader’s ______ obeyed his every instruction. gregarious b. eloquent c. predecessors sycophants narcissists panderers elocutionists 498. fatuous c. d. nomenclature 500. Don Quixote describes the adventures of a(n) ______ knight who believes that windmills are giants and the barmaid Dulcinea is a princess. meticulous 499. garrulous e. epicure c. Homer’s Odyssey was not translated into many people’s ______ until after the invention of the printing press. steadfast 174 . sinuous b. b.
simple b. vaporized c. byzantine d. The ______ espionage plot was so sophisticated it was impossible to believe it was the work of teenage computer hackers. mystical e. fusty 175 . a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 501.
Unbiased (adj. c. to give a detailed statement or account of. Clout (n. or sway. Reproachable (adj. a. 479. A sluggard (n. a model or ideal. Optimistic (adj. Wearisome (adj. a. 482. heavy. 478. 481. a group of persons in authority. Hypothesis (n. especially with the ﬁst. c. a typical or representative example.) means taking the most hopeful view. to baby or pamper.) means to treat with excessive indulgence or tenderness.) means having the ability to understand and be sensitive to. believed to be probable. To coddle (v. e. feeling that everything in nature is for the best. 485.) means completely impartial to.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 476. power or muscle. An exemplar (n. a.) is a series or system of people or things that are graded or ranked. which is adopted to explain certain facts and which can be further tested. 483. Hierarchy (n. 487. To expound (v. c. 488.) means fatiguing or tiresome. in a manner that is severe or cutting. e.) is one who is worthy of imitation. d. elaborate. 484.) means unreasonably burdensome. b.) is a person who is habitually lazy or idle. 486. Perceptive (adj.) is a proposition. as in judgment. a strike or blow.) means inﬂuence. b. Oppressive (adj. 480. 477. 176 . It also means to cook in water just below the boiling point. pull. e. b.) means needing rebuke or censure.) means to explain in detail.
d. e.) means abrupt. 500. 177 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 489.) means depravity. particularly for scientiﬁc research.) is an arrangement of inanimate ﬁgures representing a scene from real life. curt. 499. or blunt in a discourteous manner. discerning. such as a language or culture.) means the dissection of an animal.) is to act insincerely. 495. 498.) is a dispersion of people from their original homeland. c. Turpitude (n.) means the language of one’s country. b. 494.) is a servile ﬂatterer.) means having or showing intelligence and shrewdness. A diaspora (n. d. the dispersion of an originally homogeneous group or entity. A tableau (n. 496. 493.) means wandering. b. Variegated (adj. b. 497. to haggle. e. Brusque (adj. keen. 491. to play tricks. c. c. e. any action that violates accepted standards. d. or the community formed by such a people. A sycophant (n. Vivisection (n.) means marked with different shades or colors. Vernacular (n. straying beyond the established course or limits. Astute (adj. To palter (v. Translucence (n.) means the property or state of allowing the passage of light. 490. Errant (adj. especially of those in authority or inﬂuence. especially in search of adventure. 492. roving. equivocate.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 501.) means highly complicated. of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or ancient Byzantium. Byzantine (adj. characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue. especially its architectural style. of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church. c. 178 . devious. intricate or involved.
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