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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 .
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Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20
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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, you will develop the skills necessary to tackle each type of sentence completion question. You will also improve your vocabulary and your process of elimination skills. Sentence completions test your ability to use the information found in complex, but incomplete, sentences in order to correctly complete the sentences. Sentence completions test two separate aspects of your verbal skills: your vocabulary and your ability to follow the internal logic of sentences. These sentences are often quite complex. Fortunately, there are some strategies that will greatly increase your score on these questions. Each of these questions has one blank (or, on some tests, two blanks) within a single sentence. Often the sentences are long and difﬁcult to follow, but with practice you can learn to master them.
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. Some of the “alphabet soup” of exams that contain sentence completions are the:
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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, the word that does not appear is the key to the meaning of the sentence. The words that do appear offer clues to the missing word. If you can ﬁnd out how the words that appear are connected, you can ﬁnd the correct answer. This means that you must know more than just the meaning of the words involved. You must also understand the logic of the sentence. Here is a sampling of strategies:
Read the entire sentence saying “blank” for the blank(s). 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. If an answer occurs to you before you even look at the choices, you may have a synonym for the answer or the answer itself. Pay special attention to introductory and transitional words—but, although, however, yet, even though—because they are key to forming the logical structure of the sentence. Be sure your choice is both logical and grammatically correct. If you don’t know some words, use elimination and educated guessing, which means you are able to eliminate
byzantine d.) is a sudden and decisive change of leadership illegally or by force. lament The answer is choice b. feckless b. 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. empirical c. that ousted the president. a. a takeover. upbraiding e. pedantic xi . a coup. General Monsanto declared himself the dictator of the country. or guessing from context when you know a related word. 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. slovenly e. A coup (n. coup c. a. What (the cause) led the general to declare himself dictator (the result)? Something brief and violent. solicitation d.501 Sentence Completion Questions one or more of the choices as deﬁnitely wrong. nuance b.
Sally’s ______ look showed her displeasure. as ______ as. however. or on the contrary Example: Although the tiger is a solitary beast. you are looking for a restatement of the clue words complicated and out-of-date.” Here. as a result. which restates “trickster. a ______. (The answer compares to being “cleared of all charges. an adjective that means “highly complicated and intricate. and. its cousin the lion is a ______ animal. As you practice sentence completions.) xii . you may discover signal words and phrases—clues that help you choose the correct answer.” such as gregarious or sociable. in fact. maybe scowling or sullen.) Contrast: though. yet.” might be knave or scoundrel. similarly. Here are common signal words and an example for each kind of question: Restatement: namely. in other words. leads to Example: A truck stole her parking spot. and for something that needs simplifying. (The answer would be a look caused by someone stealing Sally’s parking spot. therefore. (The answer. although. in other words. just as. despite. however. byzantine. similarly. (The answer is something that contrasts with “solitary.501 Sentence Completion Questions The answer is choice c. Sam was ______. but. as shown.) Comparison: likewise. but. as illustrated by Example: Anna was cleared of all charges. despite. consequently.” so perhaps Sam was vindicated.) Cause and effect: thus. on the other hand. consequently. that is Example: The pickpocket was a trickster. and because and phrases such as due to. for example.
You have already taken an important step toward improving your score. (Are you weak on cause-and-effect questions?) In addition to this book. One helpful resource is LearningExpress’s Vocabulary and Spelling Success in 20 Minutes a Day. For example. 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. study the answers. and watch your ability to solve sentence completions increase. your performance on these questions will help you assess your vocabulary strengths and weaknesses. You may also discover a pattern to your wrong answers. such as ennui or angst. You will get used to identifying the relationships of words within a sentence. you will become familiar with the question format. Third. the easier the verbal or reading section of your test will be. The more comfortable you are with the question format and the more familiar you are with the range of sentence completion types. You have shown your commitment by purchasing this book. you will learn. but not so well on foreign words. which helps boost your vocabulary and your verbal test scores. through practice. and books. Good luck! xiii .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. First. look for other sources of vocabulary growth: software. to spot and disregard wrong answer choices. Second. audio and online courses. you may ﬁnd that you do very well with words that are cognates (words from a common original form. such as asteroid and astronomy). Now what you need to do is complete each exercise. The 501 Skill Builder in Focus exercises will help you prepare for an exam in several ways.
verbosity c. ravenous d. and by the time she got home she was ______. tonality 1 . vulgarity b. garishness e.Chapter 1 1. a. blissful 2. blighted b. She hadn’t eaten all day. a. vocalizations d. ostentatious e. confutative c. The movie offended many of the parents of its younger viewers by including unnecessary ______ in the dialogue.
a. Steven is always ______ about showing up for work because he feels that tardiness is a sign of irresponsibility. reiterated c. reciprocate 2 . enthralled e. a. literal e. The dress Ariel wore ______ with small. insentient b. striated 7. glassy beads. scintillated d. restorative e. expunge 6. creating a shimmering effect. modest 4. magisterial c. tolerable c. a. belligerent 5. Candace would ______ her little sister into an argument by teasing her and calling her names. a. recombinant c. perforate d. reiterate d. and they stopped inviting him to backyard barbeques. Being able to afford this luxury car will ______ getting a better- paying job. titillated b. lamente e. legible b. provoke c. punctual d. reparatory d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 3. a. maximize b. advocate b. His neighbors found his ______ manner bossy and irritating. necessitate e.
a. a. satisfactory b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 8. extol 12. excursion d. coerced b. infusion 3 . a(n) ______ writer. sanctioned e. commendable c. entertained audiences by writing many tragic and comic plays. abetted d. I have no choice but to penalize you if it is not done on time. volition e. galling d. If you will not do your work of your own ______. Shakespeare. predilection b. generic 10. Levina unknowingly ______ the thief by holding open the elevator doors and ensuring his escape. a. proliﬁc e. abdicate d. obstinate c. numeric b. upbraid c. I had the ______ experience of sitting next to an over-talkative passenger on my ﬂight home from Brussels. a. winnow e. reprimand b. coercion c. acceptable e. Prince Phillip had to choose: marry the woman he loved and ______ his right to the throne. acute 11. proclaimed c. dutiful d. or marry Lady Fiona and inherit the crown. solicited 9. a.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 13. malodorous b. chivalrous e. After making ______ remarks to the President. impressionable d. keen c. perforated e. 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. the dirty. With her ______ eyesight. fetid 15. irreverent 16. quaint b. ductile e. imposing d. the reporter was not invited to return to the White House pressroom. fastidious c. emphatic 14. clandestine d. After sitting in the sink for several days. enterprising d. a. food-encrusted dishes became ______. a. inferior b. prevalent c. a. Krystyna spotted a trio of deer on the hillside and she reduced the speed of her car. hospitable b. itinerant c. conspiratorial 4 . laconic e. a.
precarious d. a. insurgence b. acquitted b. infusion e. meritorious c. Johan argued. schematic 19. The story’s bitter antagonist felt such great ______ for all of the other characters that as a result. predilection d. the boy quickly slipped the candy into his pocket without his mother’s knowledge. called for a military state in the hopes of restoring order. subversion b. The authorities. plausible e. preference 5 . jaundiced b.” a. a. premonition c. With a(n) ______ grin. malevolence c. declamation e. you are ______ in that crime because you allowed it to happen. sentimental e. fearing a ______ of their power. a. his life was very lonely and he died alone.501 Sentence Completion Questions 17. impartial 18. complicit e. nulliﬁed 20. inversion 21. who felt she should try to control her emotions. Her ______ display of tears at work did not impress her new boss. nefarious c. stereotypical d. “If you know about a crime but don’t report it. maudlin b. reciprocation d. tenuous d. steadfast c. a.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 22. indispensable b. preeminent d. indisputable 6 . votive 25. commensurate d. kaleidoscopic 24. acrimonious c. a. bankruptcy b. supplicant c. so her parties were attended by vastly different and sometimes bizarre personalities. a. propulsive e. illustrative e. kleptomania e. impertinent b. indiscriminate c. hirsute b. usury c. Wedding ceremonies often include the exchange of ______ rings to symbolize the couple’s promises to each other. novice d. Kym was ______ in choosing her friends. plaintive d. ﬂagrancy 23. The ______ weather patterns of the tropical island meant tourists had to carry both umbrellas and sunglasses. deciduous e. a. It is difﬁcult to believe that charging 20% on an outstanding credit card balance isn’t ______! a.
an act or exercise of will. b. a. d. annoying. having strength of perception. e.) means to formally relinquish or surrender power. 14. or exasperating. d.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 1. 10. Punctual (adj. Galling (adj. 9. 2. 5. c. Keen (adj.) means to make necessary. e. ofﬁce. especially as a result. urge. putrid. c. c.) means offensive speech or conduct.) means being extremely sensitive or responsive. Malodorous (adj. to call forth a feeling or action. Irreverent (adj. or aid. not reverent. Vulgarity (n. c.) means accord.) means overbearing or offensively self-assured. To necessitate (v. Volition (n. b. To provoke (v. creating a shimmering effect. 7 .) means extremely hungry.) means to assist. Fetid (adj. encourage. Proliﬁc (adj. b. c. d. 13. Ravenous (adj. 6. 4. To abet (v. to sparkle.) means to emit or send forth sparks or little ﬂashes of light. 11. To scintillate (v. 16.) means irritating.) is to incite anger or resentment. 3. usually an act of wrongdoing.) means lacking respect or seriousness.) means abundantly creative. Magisterial (adj. or responsibility. To abdicate (v. c. 8.) means arriving exactly on time. 7. a. 15.) means having a foul-smelling odor.) means having a foul or offensive odor. 12.
Votive (adj. d.) means ill will or malice toward others. b.) means wicked. Subversion (n. Usury (n. 8 . Nefarious (adj. 19. 22. 18. 25. hate. b. Maudlin (adj. a.) means not discriminating or choosing randomly. Indiscriminate (adj. vicious.) means participating in or associated with a questionable act or a crime. a. 20. Malevolence (n. e.) means an overthrow. 24. b. Kaleidoscopic (adj. Complicit (adj.) means continually changing or quickly shifting. without distinction.) means dedicated by a vow. 21.) is the lending of money at exorbitant interest rates. e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 17. 23. or evil. as from the foundation.) means excessively and weakly sentimental or tearfully emotional. haphazard. b.
erect e. aloof b. conservative 27. grave d. prone b.Chapter 2 26. but irritated his serious father. a. eminent d. earnest e. urbane c. a. jesting c. Brian’s pale Irish skin was ______ to burn if he spent too much time in the sun. daunted 9 . Phillip’s ______ tone endeared him to his comical friends.
To ﬁnd out what her husband bought for her birthday. droll d. Susan attempted to ______ his family members about his recent shopping excursions. rogue c. decorous b. onerous 29. proﬁcient b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 28. teemed 30. jettisoned c. moving the stone markers that divided their lots farther and farther onto the Jacksons’ land. Joline is now reading a novel about slavery in the ______ South. converge e. Over the years the Wilsons slowly ______ upon the Jacksons’ property. a. antebellum e. a. a. prescribe b. Mary became ______ at typing because she practiced every day for six months. redundant e. a. repudiated e. valiant 31. reﬂective c. revere 10 . probe c. A fan of historical ﬁction. dormant d. encroached b. alienate d. conjoined d.
premature c. vulnerable b. imprudent 34. tedious c. static e. nominal e. paltry d. punctilious e. resurgent b. antecedent 11 . jovial b. malignant d. copious b. Choosing a small. a. raucous d. stealthy c. sardonic e. His suit of armor made the knight ______ to his enemy’s attack. Such a ______ violation of school policy should be punished by nothing less than expulsion. corrupt b. depleted 33. she felt ______ forces must be at work. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 32. judicious 35. churlish c. fuel-efﬁcient car is a ______ purchase for a recent college graduate. ﬂagrant c. morose 36. a. a. gullible e. invulnerable d. a. unhallowed d. With all of the recent negative events in her life. and he was able to escape safely to his castle. Juan’s friends found him in a ______ mood after he learned he would be homecoming king.
excel e. Racha’s glance was a ______ invitation to speak later in private about events of the meeting. dedicate b. tantamount 38. Pam had a tendency to ______. taboo 40. trecherous b. cunning e. procrastinate 39. jubilant c. synthesis 41. harbinger b. dictum e. a. metamorphosis d. apocryphal d. pitiless d. The ______ townspeople celebrated the soldier’s return to his home by adorning trees with yellow ribbons and balloons. When her schoolwork got to be too much. which always put her further behind.501 Sentence Completion Questions 37. apogee c. scintillating c. rejuvenate c. which won the Pulitzer Prize. ponder d. a. ebullient e. tacit e. The ______ rumors did a great deal of damage even though they turned out to be false. a. She reached the ______ of her career with her fourth novel. prosaic c. a. a. unsullied 12 . somber b. tactful d. bemused b.
mottled b. bleak c. communicable 45. touted c. facetious b. quintessence d. a. abstruse c. Kendrick’s talent ______ under the tutelage of Anya Kowalonek. recitative 44. bantered b. which was equally atrocious. The mock graduation ceremony—with a trained skunk posing as the college president—was a complete ______ that offended many college ofﬁcials. credible d. saccharine 43. embellished e. ______ fabric of the clown’s tie matched his oversized jacket.501 Sentence Completion Questions 42. travesty e. ﬂourished d. colluded 13 . malleable e. a. fawning e. a. a. The busy. tempest b. magnanimous d. The governor-elect was hounded by a group of ______ lobbyists and others hoping to gain favor with her administration. who as a young woman had been the most accomplished pianist in her native Lithuania. epitome c.
enigma c. Romeo is a hero able to capture the audience’s sympathy by continually professing his love for Juliet. I have always admired Seymour’s ______. feigned d. a. placate e. aplomb b. facade d. nostalgia 50. allotment b. calculation e. protagonist b. a. compunction e. ﬂummoxed 47. catechist 48. propriety d. prevaricated e. a. warrant c. activist e. dominion c. As the ______ in Romeo and Juliet. a. endow 49. conﬂuence c. I’ve never seen him rattled by anything. striated c. a. affectation d. mandate 14 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 46. The chess master promised to ______ havoc upon his opponent’s pawns for taking his bishop. The soldiers received a military ______ to inspect all their vehicles before traveling. ensue d. censured b. The children were ______ by the seemingly nonsensical clues until Kinan pointed out that the messages were in code. wreak b.
) means of questionable authenticity or doubtful authority. 27. 38. Jesting (adj.) is to examine thoroughly.) means a tendency or inclination to something. To procrastinate (v. sensible.) means being wise or prudent.) means disposed to cause distress or inﬂict suffering intentionally. 30. 37. c. b. a. b. an injurious inﬁltration. marked with the spirit of jolly merriment. To encroach (v. especially the American Civil War. ﬁctitious. unassailable or invincible. adept. Prone (adj. Invulnerable (adj. offensive. b. c. 31.) is to put off from day to day. to advance beyond proper or formal limits.) means incapable of being damaged or wounded. tentatively survey.) means characterized by making jests. showing good judgment. 34. Antebellum (adj. joking. Apocryphal (adj.) means well versed in any business or branch of learning. Jovial (adj. Proﬁcient (adj.) means conspicuously and outrageously bad. 36. 15 .501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 26. Judicious (adj. a. c. 35. playful. 28. Malignant (adj. a. To probe (v. Flagrant (adj. or reprehensible.) means to gradually or stealthily take the rights or possessions of another. 33. e. e. trespass. d.) means showing hearty good cheer. 29. 32.) means belonging to the period before a war. false. inclining to produce death. a.
e. A protagonist (n. To ﬂourish (v. Tacit (adj.) is (of artists) to be in a state of high productivity. as a revenge or punishment. a. a grotesque imitation with the intent to ridicule. c. 40. 48. obsequious. 41. bewilder. perplex. to grow luxuriously. Mandate (n. poise.) is the main character in a drama. Apogee (n. sweeping movements.) means rejoicing. 47.) means the highest or farthest point.) means blotched or spotted with different colors or shades. b. composure. c. 50. e. ingratiating displays of affection.501 Sentence Completion Questions 39. culmination.) means attempting to win favor or attention by excessive ﬂattery.) is a command or authoritative instruction. To wreak (v.) means to inﬂict. 46. expressing joyfulness. 44. Fawning (adj. excellence. increase in wealth. to make bold. or servile compliance. or inﬂuence. 43. Mottled (adj. b.) means a parody. exulting. 49.) is to confuse.) means unspoken yet understood. a. comfort or whatever is desirable. Jubilant (adj. a. d. 45. thrive. d. a.) is self-assurance. to fare well. the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the body it is orbiting. To ﬂummox (v. especially under strain. Travesty (n. honor. Aplomb (n. 16 . 42. prosper.
Chapter 3 51. a. sensational b. static e. rant d. a. senile 52. sentient c. trivialize c. placate e. The curious crowd gathered to watch the irate customer ______ about the poor service he received in the restaurant. antiquate b. sentimental d. fetter 17 . As ______ beings we live each day conscious of our shortcomings and victories.
scintillating c. boastful e. platitude b. It is helpful for salesmen to develop a good ______ with their customers in order to gain their trust. a. Ron didn’t know the rules of rugby. a. compatriot d. nonconformist e. rapport c. a. tribute e. diverting d. disinclination 18 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 53. scurrilous 57. exceptional d. a. negligent 54. martyr 56. The man’s ______ driving resulted in a four-car pile-up on the freeway. juncture d. charismatic c. The ______ sound of the radiator as it released steam became an increasingly annoying distraction. acclamation b. revelation 55. conviction c. but he could tell by the crowd’s reaction that it was a critical ______ in the game. reactionary c. My ancestor who lost his life in the Revolutionary War was a ______ for American independence. sinuous e. enigma e. a. sibilant b. knave b. ire d. burdensome b.
gangling b. complementary c. quaint 61. 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. abject e. correlative 59.501 Sentence Completion Questions 58. David’s ______ entrance on stage disrupted the scene and caused the actors to ﬂub their lines. precise c. candid b. lithe d. fortuitous e. tensile 60. studious c. a. a. manifold e. a. heedless b. The settlers found an ideal location with plenty of ______ land for farming and a mountain stream for fresh water and irrigation. provincial c. arable d. reserved 19 . mutual d. mimetic d. timid e. untimely b. a. In such a small ofﬁce setting.
judgmental c. the thieves proceeded to ______ the entire house. jovial 64. foundling c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 62. rapport e. Searching frantically to ﬁnd the hidden jewels. hatchling 20 . glorify 65. existential d. amplify d. but he soon realized that their admiration rested chieﬂy on his connections. a. justify b. Carson was at ﬁrst ﬂattered by the ______ of his new colleagues. yearling d. begrudging e. a. it is possible to upgrade from regular gasoline to premium. a. nominal b. a. reprisal b. starling b. darken c. For a(n) ______ fee. The ______ deer stuck close to its mother when venturing out into the open ﬁeld. not his accomplishments. adulation c. bountiful e. retinue 63. ransack e. bulwark d.
impasse b. Jackson’s poor typing skills were a ______ to ﬁnding employment at the nearby ofﬁce complex. decadence d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 66. a. hindrance c. coerced b. terse d. the chef created a creamy sauce by combining brown sugar. enjoined c. diversion e. obscurity c. delineated 67. and cinnamon in a pan and cooking them over medium-high heat. butter. temptation e. Through ______. benign e. a. undulated b. The police ofﬁcer ______ the crowd to step back from the ﬁre so that no one would get hurt. The defendant claimed that he was innocent and that his confession was ______. permeated e. stagnated d. a. liquefaction 69. beneﬁt b. futile 21 . canon 68. ﬂagrant c. a. partiality d.
and I didn’t know how to interpret it. a. sedition attrition interaction reiteration perdition 72. Harvey was discouraged that his visa application was ______ due to his six convictions. aggravated 71. zephyr b. Keith was ______ in his giving to friends and charities throughout the year. amphibious d. harrowing 22 . d. The rebel spies were charged with ______ and put on trial. Calvin reached the ______ of his career in his early thirties when he became president and CEO of a software company. e. Irfan’s reply was ______. portly c. nocturne e. nulliﬁed d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 70. a. prodigal b. immeasurable c. plethora c. guileful e. zenith 74. voracious e. b. a. forensic 73. vale d. lethargic b. a. equivocal d. c. segregated e. muniﬁcent b. a. irate c. Although I’d asked a simple “yes” or “no” question. not just during the holidays.
a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 75. inoculation d. expiation b. The high-proﬁle company CEO was given an ______ for speaking at the monthly meeting of the area business leaders’ society. honorarium c. inquisition 23 . interpretation e.
b.) means small.) is a point of time. 63. Negligent (adj. virtually nothing. To rant (v.) means possessing the power of sense or sense- perception. 58. such as a life. 64. 24 . a.) means to thoroughly search. Sibilant (adj. Untimely (adj. for a cause or principle. a. multiple. conscious.) is a relationship that is useful and harmonious. 60. Arable (adj. especially one that is at a critical point. ﬁt for plowing and farming productively.) means suitable for cultivation. or much below the actual value of a thing.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 51. a. 62. 57. b. Juncture (n.) means strong or excessive admiration or praise. a victim. Adulation (n. b. Nominal (adj. 52. to plunder. Gangling (adj. c. c. 53.) means characterized by a hissing sound.) means happening before the proper time. 55. fawning ﬂattery. lanky. or unusually tall and thin. e. Manifold (adj.) means to speak loudly or violently.) means awkward. 56. one who suffers constantly. Sentient (adj. d. 54. of many kinds. To ransack (v. pillage.) means many and varied. 61. A rapport (n. e.) means to habitually lack in giving proper care or attention. A martyr (n. c. a. having a careless manner.) is one who sacriﬁces something of supreme value. 59. d.
e. uncertain. 75. c.) is the process of liquefying a solid or making a liquid. ambiguous and often intended to mislead. a. a. or intimidation.) is payment or reward for services for which payment is not usually required. c. Zenith (n. 67. lavish. Sedition (n. Honorarium (n. to compel. open to question.) means the highest point of any path or course. 66. c. to direct or impose with authority. 73. insurrection. Liquefaction (n. a cause of being prevented or impeded. a. threats. b. A yearling (n. 70. 72. 69.) means to make invalid or nonexistent.501 Sentence Completion Questions 65.) is to force to do through pressure. Hindrance (n.) means extremely generous or liberal in giving.) means to issue an order or command. 74. To coerce (v. a state of being hindered.) means open to two or more interpretations.) means resistance. conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state.) is a young animal past its ﬁrst year but not yet two years old. b. 25 .) is an impediment or obstruction. Equivocal (adj. To nullify (v. b. Muniﬁcent (adj. 68. To enjoin (v. e. 71.
terrariums neoprene jurisdictions ravines belfries 27 . d. he always ______ the possessions of others. c. protracted b. e. Sheila’s grueling hike included passing through numerous ______. exalted c. for no matter how much he had.Chapter 4 76. b. a. ﬁlibustered 77. a. coveted e. Zachary was doomed to a miserable life. engendered d.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 78. expelled d. auspicious d. motif 81. belligerent b. lexicon c. dogmatic 79. staid b. demure d. gamut e. sustained c. volatile e. Because he was so ______. The toy store’s extensive inventory offered a ______ of toys from baby items to video games for teenagers. sterile e. a. With sunscreen and a good book. burrow d. stagnant c. ensconced b. transcended e. speculative 80. nimble c. manifold b. a. the athlete was able to complete the obstacle course in record time. April ______ by the pool in her lounge chair while the children swam. a. lolled 28 . The college professor was known on campus as a ______ character—bland but harmless and noble in his ideals. a.
dauntless e. a. a. enumerated 29 . relented b. mockery 83. timidity c. rendered d. placated e. connoisseur 85. levity c. venturous d. He has long been a(n) ______ of year-round school. mordant 84. NaQuan had a terrible habit of boasting so much about his smallest accomplishments that his ______ became renowned throughout the small college campus. believing it would signiﬁcantly improve learning and ease the burden on working parents. vainglory b. Only a small number of people in the audience laughed at the comic’s ______ sense of humor. the babysitter ﬁnally ______ and offered him a piece of chocolate. avaricious c. a. consequential b. difﬁdence d. detractor d. abated c. Tired of hearing the child whine for more candy. a. advocate b. epiphany e. tempestuousness e. while the rest found him to be too sarcastic.501 Sentence Completion Questions 82.
melancholy e. The ______ instinct of a watchdog is to attack strangers who enter its home. parody b. Dogs growl and show their teeth in an attempt to ______ the animal or person they perceive as a threat. labyrinth b. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 86. contrite b. intimate c. The battalion’s ______ was a well-fortiﬁed structure near the enemy lines. bolster b. summary c. villa d. deferential e. cow d. exacerbate e. pragmatic d. a. prescience c. a. primal 89. its barely discernible movement in the tank. amenable 30 . vinculum e. vigor 88. partisan d. a. appease 87. a. In biology class. my teenage daughter was ______ to the idea of going out with me on Friday night instead of with her friends. Sabine observed the slug’s ______. Much to my surprise. insight e. impartial c. garrison 90. judicious b. torpor d. waylay c.
a. disseminate 92. factious d. stipulate e. forebode c. jolt bristle chine quirt hearth 95. The enormous waves forced the lobster boat to ______ heavily to the starboard side. maltreat d. extricate e. triﬂe b. b. list d. innocuous 93. e. a. Nina called the humane society when she saw her neighbor ______ his dog. causing crates of lobsters to topple and fall into the ocean. expedite e. a. Walking through the ______ forest in spring was a welcome escape from the cold. a. Meredith used the ______ to steer the horse and keep him in line. oust d. bland e. d. broach 31 . pique c. gray winter we had spent in the city. Oliver was unable to ______ himself from the difﬁculties he had caused by forging the documents.501 Sentence Completion Questions 91. reprove b. c. degenerate c. a. mandate b. pliant b. peruse 94. verdant c.
a. palliate c. perpetrate b. decadence d. gelid c. a. compendious d. depreciation e. palpitate d. speculation d. Doc Wilson grew up in Florida and was not prepared to face the ______ climate of the Alaskan winter.501 Sentence Completion Questions 96. prosper e. heroism c. apex e. If he expected to ______ as a doctor. The ______ of our expedition was still so far away that I felt we would never get there. dungeon 97. loquacity b. improvident 99. nadir b. terminus c. a. a. Lou knew he would have to study hard in medical school and work long hours to gain experience and skill. mediate 98. rescission 32 . freshwater b. Marvin’s ______ prevented him from ﬁnishing his work and was evidenced in his large phone bills. subsidiary e.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 100. narthex b. gamut d. quiescence e. gullet c. vertex 33 . The graph clearly showed the company reaching the ______ in proﬁts during the 1980s when the economy was in a boom period. a.
Primal (adj. To cow (v. to feel immoderate desire for that which belongs to another. 80. prudently reserved and colorless. 87. the ﬁrst in order or the original. 78. 89. 85. To covet (v.) means to yield or comply. a supporter or defender.) means excessive. A gamut (n. Mordant (adj. any military post.) is to intimidate.) is to wish or long for.) means extreme sluggishness. 84. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 76. A garrison (n. Torpor (n.) is a fort or outpost where troops are stationed. A ravine (n. e. 88. one who pleads on another’s behalf. d. and demonstrative vanity. a. pretentious. or act lazily or indolently.) is quick and light in movement. b. d. Staid (adj. lethargy or apathy. To relent (v. c. 77.) is one who argues for a cause. recline. 83. c. Vainglory (n.) is to lean. e. 82. d. 34 . e. frighten with threats or show of force. To loll (v. e. 81. 86. to be agile.) means of a steady and sober character. primitive.) is an entire range or a whole series.) means bitingly sarcastic or harshly caustic.) is a deep narrow canyon.) means primary. An advocate (n. a. a. lounge. 79. Nimble (adj. dullness.
) (related to a vessel) is to incline or to cause to lean to one side. A quirt (n. 97.501 Sentence Completion Questions 90. Gelid (adj. d. Vertex (n. d. b. To list (v. 95.) is a riding whip with a short handle and braided rawhide leash. Verdant (adj. 92. To extricate (v.) means to be successful. 94. 98. b. 100. disengage. 93. the state of continual talking. b. abuse. d. To prosper (v. the apex or summit. 35 . c. e. willing. responsive. accountable.) is talkativeness. possessing a cold or unfriendly manner. responsible to a higher authority.) means to treat poorly. 99. the ﬁnal stop on a transportation line. e. Loquacity (n. a.) is to release from an entanglement or difﬁculty.) means the highest point of anything.) means disposed or willing to comply. c. 96. Amenable (adj. 91. To maltreat (v. The terminus (n) is the ﬁnal point or goal.) means green with vegetation.) means icy or extremely cold.
fortitude 102. anomaly 37 . a.Chapter 5 101. itinerant b. anathema c. Amie agrees with the ______ that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. a. Victor Frankenstein’s creature was a(n) ______. maxim d. mercenary e. conformation e. perpetuity b. cosmopolitan d. detested by everyone he met. penchant c.
ﬁnesse b. succor e. repose 104. detriment b. pinnacle c. were her stunning black hair and large.501 Sentence Completion Questions 103. The class endured a loud and lengthy ______ by the teacher on the subject of submitting written work on time. guile b. a. universal e. dark eyes. tirade e. what you ﬁrst noticed about her. Jack Nicholson was at the ______ of his career when he received the Oscar for Best Actor. predominant d. heresy 106. a. she handled the intensely heated debate with great ______. diplomatically and tactfully keeping the conversation fair and on track. savvy b. a. malicious 38 . polemic c. a. oligarchy d. rogue e. bravado d. prowess d. Lauren’s ______ features. aversion 105. pretentiousness c. Ariana was outstanding as the moderator. afﬂuent c.
b. misnomer b. Must we be subjected to your ______ complaints all day long? a. libel e. Whenever Tom and I would argue he would ______ with his hands and body to accentuate his point. tiresome fearsome awesome gleesome wholesome 109. a. Awkwardly tall and prone to tripping over her own feet. but that did not stop him from printing lies about her. conjure e. rendition d. dispensation b. infuse c. universality d. garrulity e. c. interject b. preoccupation c. d. encumber 108. benevolence 39 . e. Grace felt her name was truly a ______. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 107. The new political candidate refused to print ______ about her aggressive opponent. gesticulate d. compunction 110. a. assignation c.
a. analogy 112. fetters 114. reparation b. a. ostracize c. philosophical c. afﬁnity c. antiquate 113. Although the villagers’ lives were profoundly different from her own. eroding d. peruses d. It was ______ to think that it could possibly snow in the middle of the desert. exigency e. sneer b. preventative e. injunction d. sanctions b. preposterous 40 . Romeo ______ Juliet’s beauty in one of the most romantic soliloquies ever written. a. a. Jing-Mae felt a deep ______ for the people when she served in the Peace Corps. Sometimes late at night Sharon would gaze joyfully at her children as they slept and ______ in their innocence. extols c. repudiate e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 111. In the famous balcony scene. revel d. advantageous b. beguiles e.
premise d. the reporter would eavesdrop on the Mayor’s conversations in order to ______ any information that could make headlines. it was obvious that Seth lacked even a ______ of good sense. extol d. synopsis e. the men pushed the truck to the side of the road and out of danger. disapprobation d. ligature b. Every evening at the restaurant. diversion c. By sheer ______ force. ignore b. narrate 116. submission e. a. glean c. extend e. virile b. persnickety c. suave e. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 115. doctrine c. degeneration 117. a. modicum 41 . debasement b. meticulous d. The surgeon placed a ______ on the femoral artery to bind it during the long and exhausting surgery. a. Based on his recent poor decisions. contentious 118.
martyr 120. nonplussed d. endogenous b. euphoric c. arbiter d. the students elected a faculty member to serve as a(n) ______. proliﬁc e. amicable 121. The ______ newspaper accounts of the city scandal caused some readers to question the truth of the stories. obsolete c. The ______ man with amnesia was unable to recognize where he was. a. blithesome d. facile b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 119. Justin’s ______ solution to the problem revealed that he did not spend much time considering the consequences. a. transpired c. pliable 122. dystopia c. a. ardent 123. resilient d. ﬁduciary e. To settle the dispute. a. ensured e. The events of the evening ______ without difﬁculty despite the lack of planning on the part of the host. expired b. maverick b. extorted 42 . pristine e. a. retired d. lurid b. vivacious c. amicable e.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 124. After the boisterous customers left the café without tipping. jostled c. prerogative d. Carlos ______ at them through the restaurant’s front window. allusion e. glowered d. skulked 43 . a. emulated e. It is every American person’s ______ to live the life he or she chooses. composite b. demise 125. a. eloquence c. interjected b.
pictures. c.) is an established principle or a general truth. Misnomer (n.) is a long and blusterous speech given especially when the speaker is denouncing someone or something. c.) is to take great pleasure or delight. a. c. b. 112. a.) means to praise highly. skillful handling of a situation. To gesticulate (v. or excommunication. a. 111. tact. a curse or vehement denunciation. To revel (v. 106. diplomacy. 110. 102. glorify.) means causing to be weary. a feeling of kinship.) means most dominant. or authority. b. 109. especially while speaking. similarity. An anathema (n. 44 . 107. Libel (n.) is the subtle. one who is cursed or damned. to have surpassing power. curse.) is a misnaming of a person or place. a wrong or unsuitable name. d. A pinnacle (n. A tirade (n. Tiresome (adj. To extol (v. a formal ban.) is one who is detested or shunned. c. connection or closeness. relationship by marriage. 108. Finesse (n. Predominant (adj. Maxim (n. inﬂuence. b.) means to use gestures or make motions. b. 103. misrepresentative publication (writing. 104.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 101.) is a natural attraction or liking. signs) that damages a person’s reputation.) is the highest level or degree available. common. 113. reﬁned or delicate performance or execution.) is defamatory writing. or frequent. exalt. often a condensed version of a practical truth. 105. d. express through motion. An afﬁnity (n.
124. 120. Prerogative (n. to look intently with anger or dislike. an arbitrator.) means arrived at or achieved with little difﬁculty or effort. c. a. 123. To transpire (v.) is one selected or appointed to judge or decide a disputed issue. adroit. 121.) means having masculine strength. Nonplussed (adj. a. performing or speaking effectively with effortless ease and ﬂuency.) means greatly perplexed. eloquent. c. shocking. Lurid (adj. 125.) means to stare angrily or sullenly. vigorous or energetic.) means to gather or collect slowly. superﬁcial. 118.) means an exclusive or special right or privilege. 119. Virile (adj. c. e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 114. thus lacking depth. A ligature (n.) is a small or token amount. Modicum (n. c. To glean (v. 117. to learn or discover bit by bit.) is something that ties or binds up.) means to come to pass. or cord. 45 . e. ﬁlled with bewilderment. a. Facile (adj. such as a bandage. b. someone with the power to settle matters at will. a. 122. 115. wire.) means contrary to common sense or utterly absurd. 116. To glower (v. An arbiter (n. to occur. Preposterous (adj.) means glaringly sensational or vivid. b.
naïve b. faction c. boastful d. rogue b. elated 127. elevated c. a. Kinnel’s re-election is being threatened by a growing ______ of disgruntled union members. People often referred to Noelle as ______ because she trusted everyone and even slept with her doors unlocked.Chapter 6 126. anathema 47 . a. guise e. pariah d. panoramic e.
plethora 130. the new rule would be ______ because he would never change his mind. dissidence e. The haunted house displayed ______ scenes in every room. archaic c. a. virtuoso d. causing squeamish visitors to scream. precocious e. terminus d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 128. preparatory b. a. termagant e. a. travail d. recrimination c. macabre d. The peasants passed their weary days in much ______ and little comfort. exile e. articulate c. a. neophyte b. pertinence b. novice c. repose 129. a. The concert audience was frustrated by the poor ______ of the sounds coming from the speakers. irrevocable b. impetuous 132. Lyasia is a ______ of the clarinet. modulation b. she has performed solos with many orchestras and bands around the world. discourteous 131. The children knew that once their father made his decision. renown c. assertion 48 . serried e. premeditated d.
The medicine man applied a sweet smelling ______ to the young brave’s wounds. discreet b. Please don’t ______ me my success—I’ve worked hard to earn this promotion! a. illustrious c. triad b. fusillade c. eloquent d. enviable 135. vaunt 134. renege b. pungent 49 . solecism 136. begrudge c. prudent c. stupendous 137. malcontent e. The candidate’s inappropriately sexist remark was met with a ______ of denunciations from the angry crowd. a. a. staunch e. mélange d. a. a. With an ______ blow of the whistle. bastion b. excise d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 133. parcel d. ofﬁcious e. unguent e. corrosive c. the meddling parent interrupted the game to reiterate the rules of the tournament. dichotomy e. The ______ employee decided to complain publicly about the unacceptable working conditions. precarious d. industrious b.
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. missive d. endemic c. pretentious c. synonymous d. sincere c. but also recommended rest and proper nutrition. The ______ nature of the song is supposed to be reminiscent of shepherds calling to their ﬂocks at night. lamentable e. nonentity c. a. inalienable 139. vocative b. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 138. abject e. The judge dismissed the extraneous evidence because it was not ______ to the trial. adorable b. surreptitious d. malady b. a. a. The internist decided to treat the ______ with medication. repository e. preternatural e. nonchalance 50 . demure 141. inane 140. pertinent b.
empower 145. beset b. preempted 51 . thrush e. raddle c. insinuated c. pilgrimage d. but the jury was unconvinced. The defense attorney’s choice of words ______ that there were other possible versions of the crime. repast e. expedition b. garnered e. a. scrabble d. a. deranged d. imposed e. ensconced 146. discounted d. a. a. pervaded b. lauded 144. It was such a beautiful day that I decided to go for a ______ on my bike down to the local park. jaunt c. surmised c. Ted’s enthusiasm for becoming a professional drum player ______ when he realized he would have to practice several hours a day. precluded d. ﬂouted e. The castaway’s hut was ______ by the natives curious to see who the intruder was upon their island. Sometimes my grandmother would ______ all different types of thread so she could include more colors in the clothes she sewed. waned c. waxed b. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 142. daunt b. intimation 143.
sneering e. a kind of background noise designed to be heard but not listened to. degenerate c. disparaging 52 . a. volatile d. perdition b. The teacher was dismissed for the ______ act of helping his students cheat on the exam. a. composure d. tact c. principle e. The reformed criminal could not forget his guilty past. meritorious c. unconscionable d. pristine e. lissome c. pivotal e. exemplary 148. steadfast b. a. cosmopolitan d. Some would say Muzak is a(n) ______ form of music. arable b. which she performed with ease. a. unabashed b. veracity 150. he was in a living state of ______. fortuitous 149.501 Sentence Completion Questions 147. The ______ yoga instructor waited patiently for her students to ﬁnd the proper pose.
130.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 126.) means ghastly.) means marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others. b. a rapid discharge of ﬁrearms. horrible. a. unofﬁcial. Naïve (adj. 136. 132. usually a minority. A faction (n. c. 53 . acting in unison in opposition to the larger group. a rebel. Macabre (adj. d. 128. internal dissension. Virtuoso (n. Ofﬁcious (adj. Malcontent (adj.) means lacking worldly experience. or gruesome. Irrevocable (adj. a. To begrudge (v. a.) means a master in the technique of some particular ﬁne art. d. nation. such as in music or radio waves. Travail (n. 127.) means irreversible. Modulation (n. uneasy or discontent. c.) is a group or clique within a larger group. 135.) is a barrage. d. conﬂict within an organization.) means to envy the possession or enjoyment of. 131. 129.) is any soothing or healing ointment or lubricant for local application. possessing a childlike innocence or simplicity. A fusillade (n. 137. to give or allow with reluctance. b.) a regulation by or adjustment to a certain measure. b. not able to be revoked or recalled. c. simultaneously or in rapid succession. or other group.) means dissatisﬁed. An unguent (n. 133. 134.) means hard or agonizing labor.
Malady (n. moving or bending easily or limber. a. 141. 148. to intertwine. to annoy or harass persistently. To beset (v.) the most modern use of the word means eternal damnation. reduced from a former or original state. to decorate with jewels. b. 150. c. related to the subject matter at hand.501 Sentence Completion Questions 138. 147. 54 . Lissome (adj. impervious to change. unscrupulous.) means not restrained by conscience. Perdition (n. To raddle (v. b. b. to intimate. 144. To wane (v.) means pertaining to the act of calling. 143.) means to surround on all sides.) means applicable. to degrade. 146. A jaunt (n. b. Vocative (adj. a. Unconscionable (adj. Incorrigible (adj. b. 142. To insinuate (v.) means to diminish in intensity or size. b.) is usually a short journey taken for pleasure. Degenerate (adj.) is a disease or disorder. or a hell.) means having declined in quality or value. 139. 149. Pertinent (adj. 140. uncontrollable. c.) means bad to the point of being beyond correction. a. 145. a.) means to twist together.) is to hint or suggest. a. usually related to the body.) means lithe or lithesome.
circulated c. groveling 152. meandering d.Chapter 7 151. salvaged b. congregated 55 . ogling c. emulated e. brooding b. riddled d. When we ﬁrst meet Romeo. a. Because it had been worn and washed so often. a. Linus’s favorite t- shirt was tattered and ______ with holes. he is ______ over his unrequited love for Rosaline. embellishing e.
capricious e. Eels swim using a rapid ______ motion that propels them through the water. a. itinerant d. parietal e. a. ponder b. objurgating e. capitulate d. relinquish e. variegate c. The ______ construction crew built large new buildings all over the East Coast. derogatory b. peremptory 56 . irresolute c. wrangle 157. negate d. amiable 154. eradicating d. Cecilia began to ______ what it would be like to quit. striate b. disengage c. voracious c. 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. a. a. a. dissipating b. irritating 155. alleviate 156. laconic b. tactile d. The way my father likes to ______with any salesperson to see if he can bargain for a lower price is embarrassing. teem e. Sick and tired of her boring job. undulating c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 153.
liberal d. fraudulent b. malignant e. coherent e. a. frolicsome d. a. a. monotonous c. irreverent d. ineffectual c. The new actress’s talents were severely ______ by the local critics. The young. insolvent 159. redolent 160. dissuaded e. endemic 161. placated d. thin boy surprised his wrestling opponent with his ______ strength. a. injurious b. The CEO’s large expense accounts proved she was a ______ spender with the company’s money. she went on to be a distinguished member of a well-respected acting company. recusant b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 158. underrated b. wiry c. Daniela found the unchanging rhythm of the musical piece to be annoyingly ______. pretentious e. berated c. interred 57 .
wraith 163. When Arnold’s grandmother began to complain about the excruciating pain in her knees and legs. a. optical b. caustic e. ﬂamboyant b. surreptitious c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 162. appalling c. decorous b. she was referred to an ______ specialist for a diagnosis. Barton often acted like a ______ so that he could make people laugh. irksome 165. plebian e. erratic d. martyr c. oral c. ﬁery 58 . a. Staring at the ______ crystal blue water of the sea. neophyte d. pristine e. a. osteopathic e. Eileen thought she had never seen anything so beautiful. To hide his insecurity. buffoon b. Charlie’s ______ behavior made it clear that he had been highly educated in matters of etiquette. psychological 164. archeological d. devious d. a.
fanatical d. formative d. he seemed like an experienced man of the world. contemplative 167. a. jaunty b. recessive e. obsolete 168. the ______ clothing model sashayed down the runway. plausible c. when he returned two years later. persuasive 169. egalitarian c. it was appropriate that he decided to be a trial lawyer after law school. a. After her relationship ended. tranquil c. lackluster b. mawkish e. engrossed c. reticent d. litigious e. Patty. infallible b. sardonic b. feeling ______. a. insisted on playing sad love songs repeatedly.501 Sentence Completion Questions 166. loquacious 59 . a. callow e. Wearing the designer’s latest fashions. Given his ______ nature. Sanji went abroad as a ______ young man. penitent d.
Normally distinguished and reserved. insipid d. Robert would act ______ when he joined his friends to cheer for their old high school team at annual the homecoming game. a. striated c. necrotic b. forlorn b. indignant b. witless d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 170. a. reputable e. Tonya found Isaac’s public declarations of his love for her ______ and embarrassing. deleterious c. The protesters were concerned that the proposed legislation would have a(n) ______ effect on the state’s nature preserves. a. the professor told him that his grade would not be changed. parsimonious 172. a. oaﬁsh c. Not swayed by his student’s ______ ﬂattery. scintillating b. pliant 60 . poignant d. intriguing c. unctuous e. undulating d. malodorous e. punctilious e. obdurate 171. frowsy 173.
scornful d. insurgence e. pavid e. precursor b. diligent c. malediction 61 . a terrible ______ would follow whoever opened the treasure chest. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 174. rendition d. a. precession c. servile b. According to pirate lore. The young kitten had a ______ look on its face when it noticed the menacing dog entering the yard. optimistic 175.
disparaging.) means undervalued.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 151. belittling. c. dispute. usually on a planned course. 161. a. as with wings. b.) means to pierce with many holes. dark. a. to cover over. to hang over. to think moodily or anxiously about something. as of something threatening. c. a. or menacing. 157. To riddle (v. e. To ponder (v. A buffoon (n. To brood (v.) is a ludicrous or bumbling person. 155.) means thin. b.) means traveling from one place to another.) means to bicker. to be silent or sullen. 160. 153. a fool.) means characterized by a wavelike motion.) is to weigh carefully in the mind. 156. wandering. c. injurious. create a noisy argument. a. to loom. to detract or diminish. Derogatory (adj. repetitious. someone given to clowning and amusing others through ridiculous behavior. unvarying. to sit on or hatch eggs. Undulating (adj. 152. Monotonous (adj. but tough and sinewy. 159. untraditional or broad-minded in beliefs. 154. working in one place for a short while before moving onto another place to work. sulk.) is to be in deep thought. in order to protect. a. Liberal (adj. 162. 158. Wiry (adj. Underrated (adj. b. To wrangle (v. Itinerant (adj. 62 .) means tending to lessen in value. a clown or jester.) means characterized by generosity or a willingness to give freely in large amounts.) means tediously lacking in variety.
) means characterized by good taste in manners and conduct. noxious.) means sprightly in manner. d. 175. or clumsy. a. Unctuous (adj. 164. d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 163. especially in lawsuits. b. c.) means inclined to disagree or dispute. 165. an imprecation. Jaunty (adj. 166. original or primitive. Pavid (adj. indiscreet.) is a curse or a proclaiming of a curse against someone. Deleterious (adj. d. d. Malediction (n. 63 . oily or fatty in appearance. as if new. destructive. proper.) means lacking maturity or experience. Osteopathic (adj. Mawkish (adj. hurtful. Decorous (adj.) means having a harmful or adverse effect. e. b.) means characterized by insincere earnestness.) means a system of medicine pertaining to the bone and skeletal system. argumentative. exhibiting propriety or decorum.) means acting stupid. goofy. Pristine (adj.) means characterized by excessive sentimentality. overly emotional. 174.) means pure. 169. 170. naïve. d. immature. Witless (adj. stylish or smart in dress. 167. 171. 173. Oaﬁsh (adj. d. Litigious (adj.) means timid or fearful. 172. a. Callow (adj. or silly.) means foolish. d. 168. fresh and clean.
vindictive e. it is better to forgive and forget. lament d. ﬂaccid d. a. A(n) ______ spirit only causes more stress and strife. odyssey b. a. we found a(n) ______ of $10 and $20 bills hidden inside the old laundry chute. apathetic b. restorative c. When we were renovating the old house. fodder e. cache 65 .Chapter 8 176. matrix c. fortuitous 177.
overzealous c. truant 66 . turgid d. contradict b. intrepid c. Neil was ______ to ﬂy during a snowstorm. a. wizened e. resonate d. secular b. plagiarize e. stimulate c. The student failed his research paper because he chose to ______ material from a another author’s work. placate e. mundane b. instigate c. suave c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 178. Ron has few friends because he is ______ and cares only about himself. a. a. voracious e. habitual b. The workers attempted to ______ the supervisor’s authority by negotiating terms with the clients themselves. egocentric 180. pavid d. The ______ old cowboy had a complexion that spoke of many years in the desert sun. overrule d. rounding up wild horses. authorize b. salacious 179. a. garrulous d. Even though the pilot promised it was safe. meditate 182. undermine 181. a. reluctant e.
recondite e. compelled b. he noticed sounds and smells that were ______ of his childhood. compulsion 67 . The swimmer’s back injury ______ his prospects for a gold medal at the world championship competition. asperity 186. classicism c. a. indispensability b. stipend b. subjection e. reminiscent d. divergence c. cessation e. a. a. jeopardized d. Lynette had to learn the ______ of the insurance profession before she felt comfortable describing products to her clients. remuneration d. advanced c. expounded 184. liability c. malleable c. lexicon b. a. As Ramiro strolled through his old neighborhood. Marta had to pay off her ______ to the credit card company before she could get a mortgage.501 Sentence Completion Questions 183. maintained e. The local high school issued a ______ on ﬁeld trips until the bus was repaired. consolidation 187. juncture d. moratorium d. belligerent b. incessant 185. a. concession e. then traveling could begin again.
tactful d. vulnerable 191. hitting the carnival dart game’s bull’s eye every time. a. infeasible 68 . The con man used his ______ to convince the elderly woman to sign over her life savings to him. resolute c. a. ﬂagrancy d. conducive 190. wile 192. she would make an excellent tour guide for the museum. volatile b. mediocre d. temporal c. Mike proved to be ______ throw after throw. Patrice was a(n) ______ girl when she was teenager—long-limbed and constantly tripping over her own feet. estuary b. preternatural e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 188. a. With Justine’s ______ nature and passion for art. malleability e. sedentary b. plausible e. servile d. blithe b. congenial c. trite 189. a. ﬂedgling e. inarticulate c. ungainly d. The employee’s claim of being out with the ﬂu did not seem very ______ because he returned from sick leave with a deep tan. infallible e. inattentive b. melee c. a.
a. his opinions are ______ with my own beliefs. a. variance 195. contentious b. who was always joking. reputable 69 . erudite d. rife 196. consonant d. Sunlight shining through a window was an obvious ______ in the nearly every one of the artist’s works. levity e. arcane e. which his sedate employer did not appreciate. petulant c. servile b. I like listening to Wesley go on about politics and social issues. explicit c. a. Patrick. a. sincerity 194. a. hindrance c. remiss c. added ______ to the formal dinner. repugnance d. Even though he wanted to win the game. motif e. ensconced e. latent b. tutelage d. the coach felt that he would be ______ if he let the injured quarterback continue to play. Most people will ﬁnd the ﬁlm silly and childish in its humor. fastidious d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 193. contemplation b. disjunction b. the most ______ viewers will ﬁnd it downright crass and offensive. boisterous 197. stringent e. ordinance c.
portentous 199. garrulous b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 198. a. The goal of any company is to have its product name become ______—constantly at the forefront of the consumer’s mind. Our cottage by the sea offers many days of relaxation with warm sunshine and soothing ______. zephyrs b. the ______ theme is “Peace on Earth. prevalent e. prestigious 200. Goodwill Toward All. arrogant c. During the holiday season.” a. controversial d. unctuous c. ebbs e. stanchions d. torques 70 . mitigated b. dervishes c. ubiquitous e. a. tremulous d.
or subject. 185.) is a hiding place for storing or concealing provisions or valuables. c. 181. Wizened (adj. 184. Ungainly (adj. Reluctant (adj. 183. profession. c. hateful.) is a temporary suspension or postponement of a planned activity. b. 186. e. e. a hazard or danger.) means to subvert in an underhanded way. 178. suitable to one’s needs or nature. 177. a secret store of valuables or money.) means to put in jeopardy or at risk.) is a debt or obligation.) means clumsy or awkward. especially with age. 179.) means withered or dry. Congenial (adj. 189. Liability (n.) means calling to mind or remembering.) means caring only about or interested only in oneself or one’s needs. 71 . Reminiscent (adj. Jeopardize (v. d. To undermine (v. d. having similar tastes. e. Vindictive (adj.) means unwilling to do what one is being called to do. To plagiarize (v. or temperament. d. Egocentric (adj. A cache (n. class. 188. c. c.) means revengeful.) is to steal thoughts or words in literary composition. sociable. a stash. a. b. 187. habits. Moratorium (n.) is the vocabulary used in a language. Lexicon (n.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 176. 182. 180. something for which one is liable. d.) means having a friendly or pleasant disposition.
) means an act or a means of cunning deception.) is a recurrent theme or form in an artistic or literary work.) means apparently worthy of belief or praise. Plausible (adj. Motif (n.) means paying careful attention to detail. 193. squeamish. 192.) means not fallible. 198. extremely sensitive. 197.501 Sentence Completion Questions 190. certain. a. a breeze that blows from the west.) is an inappropriate lack of seriousness or lightness of manner. 194. having similar sounds. difﬁcult to please. 195.) means widespread or widely accepted. d.) means being present everywhere. c. completely trustworthy. Consonant (adj. frivolity. 196. e. 191. Ubiquitous (adj.) means in agreement or accord. predominant or extensive. d. 199. Prevalent (adj. d. Levity (n. d. d. gentle breeze. meticulous.) means careless in performing duties. A zephyr is a soft. exacting. 200. harmonious. especially in regard to matters of cleanliness or propriety. c. Fastidious (adj. Remiss (adj. Infallible (adj. Wile (n. b. d. 72 .
a. According to the terms of the agreement. inﬁltrated d. accosted c. stigmatize 73 . if Nicole defaulted on her loan. exacerbated 202. usurp b. she would have to ______ her house and car. bedraggled b. rebuked e. forfeit e. both which would become property of the bank. When Melinda arrived in the impoverished city. a. evince c. debut d. she was immediately ______ by bands of children begging for food.Chapter 9 201.
treacherous c. After ﬁghting the ﬁve-alarm ﬁre. so he moved out. The food at the buffet table was a ______ array of delights that even the most disciplined dieter would ﬁnd difﬁcult to resist. amicable b. durable e. iniquities 204. punctiliousness 74 . quotas d. For years Henry bore the ______ of being the only man in ﬁve generations of his family not to make the varsity baseball team. tantalizing 205. a. a. Tony was tired of roommate’s petty ______ about his personal life. stigma b. quips c. temporal e. the ______ ﬁreﬁghter could not relax enough to unwind and get some rest. treatise d. overwrought 206. pliable d. scintillation e. tempestuous b. a. truculent d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 203. tantamount c. brunt c. a. rallies e. appeasements b.
Although she was on a diet. but he refused to lower the price. mandated b. confer 208. stipulate c. nullify e. conceding e. haggle b. enervate c. inferred c. recapitulating 75 . reconstituted d. Hannah intended to ______ in the feast of Thanksgiving. augmented e. expunge d. a. lauded 209.501 Sentence Completion Questions 207. The villagers locked their doors when they heard about the pirates who were ______ unprotected villages along the island’s coastline. reclaiming d. dilate b. partake 210. a. a. Tabitha found an overpriced dining table at the antique shop and tried to ______ with the shopkeeper. reforming b. a. marauding c. ruminate e. annunciate d. The ﬁreﬁghter was ______ in the news for his heroic rescue of a child from a burning house.
insipid 213. saturate c. purport d. frenetic b. fatuous b. obsequious e. germinate d. a. a. corral 76 . After years of living at a(n) ______ pace. a. a. Living on several acres of land dotted with oak and maple trees makes autumn leaf-raking a ______ task. The hospital had an outbreak of chicken pox and was forced to ______ all patients and staff to prevent more infected victims.501 Sentence Completion Questions 211. a. toilsome c. pedestrian c. eloquent 212. Acting in the high school play served to ______ Ander’s appetite for professional acting. tardy d. aggregate 214. satiate b. whet c. fawning 215. I could tell by Angelica’s ______ tone that she was still very angry with me. Paola decided it was time to slow down and learn how to relax. pretentious d. colloquial e. clandestine b. oblique d. quarantine e. adjacent c. ingratiating b. acerbic e. incriminate e.
a. hovel d. Ms. dispassionate b. injunction b. unpunctual 77 . a. latitude d. declamation e. a. stimulus 218. It would take many hours of cleaning and repairing for the young family to transform the ______ into a clean and comfortable little cottage. denote 219.501 Sentence Completion Questions 216. apathetic d. execute d. Lu allowed her son a great deal of ______ in spending his birthday money. transmute b. It was once believed that alchemists could ______ common metals to gold. assimilation c. commute c. a. hacienda 217. demesne e. gratuitous e. manor c. repute e. The close-up of the actor drinking the popular brand of cola in the movie was a ______ display of commercialism. languid c. territory b. because she believed it should be his decision.
derided d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 220. the preacher greeted the parishioners every Sunday morning. jargon d. quell 223. intimate c. congregate d. a. dulcet c. privation b. prelude b. a. pillar c. irradiate e. sensor 78 . steeple b. protracted c. acquitted b. germane 222. The dictator used propaganda and intimidation to ______ the revolution. a. This summer’s movies are ______ for audiences of escape-the-heat mindless entertainment—not one ﬁlm offers a substantive or even plausible plot. parvis d. Standing on the ______. a. denounced e. fodder e. acquainted 221. Juneod was ______ after his alibi proved that he could not have committed the crime. manifestation e.
mullions d. banisters e. a. thriftiness c. intuition e. joists c. miserliness b. predilection 225. The architect designed the ceiling using wood ______ that would remain uncovered.501 Sentence Completion Questions 224. creating a rustic ambience in the living room. pediments b. wantonness d. abutments 79 . a. Simona’s ______ with her money caught up with her when she didn’t have the resources to buy a badly needed new car.
210. e. or error. To accost (v.) means labored to excess.) means to bargain. 206. anxious. breach. offense. to wrangle. 207. e. often via the senses. Overwrought (adj. To laud (v. 80 . a. attractive. fault.) is to rove and raid in quest of plunder. 203.) means laborious or hard work. To whet (v. 215. d. 205.) means to be deprived of or lose the right to by the act of a crime. a witty remark. e. usually in a bold and aggressive manner as with a demand. e.) means to restrict the entrance to and exit from any place under observation for infectious disease. Toilsome (adj. 213.) means wildly excited or agitated. d. 211. b. To maraud (v.) is to praise. To quarantine (v. agitated. frantic.) means sour or bitter in taste. honor. Acerbic (adj. b.) means to approach and speak to someone. or dispute in a petty way. Stigma means a mark of infamy or token of disgrace. frenzied. Frenetic (adj. d. such as over a price. a. 204. To forfeit (v. b. 208. To haggle (v. Tantalizing (adj. b. sharp or biting in tone. or expression.) means tempting.) is a sarcastic or cutting jest. character. 202. or glorify. 209.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 201. b.) means to make more keen or eager. A quip (n.) is to have a share or take part. a. 212. 214. To partake (v.
or debt. usually made of wood. 219. or form. 81 .) is freedom from normal limitations or restraints in conduct. 217. d. a. To acquit (v. of no cost. horizontal beam that supports a ceiling or ﬂoor.) means to change in nature. c. 223. Gratuitous (adj.) is a small.) means to free or clear from an accusation or charge. bawdy. c.) means to cease or suppress.) is a small crude house. Fodder (n. to behave oneself in a certain manner. merciless. c. Latitude (n. or steel. a.) is a consumable.501 Sentence Completion Questions 216.) is the porch or area before a building (as a church). d. e. an angular distance from a plane of reference. 225. b. A hovel (n. a ﬁlthy or disorganized hut or shed. To transmute (v. obligation. reinforced concrete. 221. 220.) means unjustiﬁed or unnecessary. To quell (v. A parvis (n. to release or discharge from a duty. Wantonness (n. c. substance. 224. 222. 218. high in demand and usually abundant in supply.) means recklessness. often inferior resource or item. Joist (n.
a. The massage therapist’s ______ ﬁngers quickly eased the tension in Blanche’s back. deft b. tentative e. blithe 83 . disintegrated e. recited c. expedited 227. rallied b. skulked d. the entire neighborhood ______ together to help to the victims re-establish their lives. a.Chapter 10 226. listless d. furtive c. When the house on the corner burned down.
e. refraction d. remembering her old friends and teachers. the attorney was able to go back to work and ______ his role as a prosecutor. precocious e. resume e. d. Madeline became ______. c. After being cleared of all charges for slander. As she walked through the halls of her old grade school. credulous d. b. afﬂuence b. discord e. unison 229. a. b. redress c. remiss rapacious genteel resolute acute 232.501 Sentence Completion Questions 228. dissipate 231. Ignacio’s pain was so ______ that he called 911. a. a. ambitious 230. remand d. inhibit b. c. e. a. Jade’s parents were in ______ about the decision not to allow her to drive the family car to the prom. they both agreed that it would be unsafe. nostalgic c. a. reprimand c. proliﬁc b. rebuked listed disunited ﬂanked jettisoned 84 . The captain ______ the cargo to keep his ship aﬂoat. d.
a. beneﬁcial e. denizen d. pariah 236. a. instinct d. a. extrovert c. you can ﬁnd him there just about every morning. Albert found that swimming in the ocean was quite a(n) ______. The child danced with ______ joy at hearing the news that her father had arrived home from his lengthy business trip. blandness e. unbridled c. diva b. relic c. familiarity b. vivacity d. apathy c. wield 234. tenacity 235. tabernacle 85 . wax c. staid b. novelty e. whet d. a. wean e. Ricky is a ______ of the local coffee shop. restrained 237.501 Sentence Completion Questions 233. stealthy d. maverick e. The teacher tried to ______ her class of their dependence on the number lines pasted to the tops of their desks. Having never left the landlocked Midwest his entire life. languidness b. a. wane b. The young girl was so full of enthusiasm and ______ that she infected the room with energy.
jostled d. preclude e. temperance 241. and he spilled his soda on his pants. antisocial d. and any criticism of her performance should be done in private. she deserves more respect. ennui b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 238. pliable e. deride 86 . It was very unprofessional of you to ______ your assistant in front of everyone at the meeting. heresy c. a. avarice e. Known for his strong command of the courtroom. Blinded by ______. a. The rowdy crowd at the music concert ______ Herve. placate b. it was common knowledge that Judge Disantis considered outbursts from defendants to be ______. Nicholas accepted the job offer with the highest pay but the least possibility of making him happy. lauded e. jettisoned b. visionary 240. a. objectionable c. infamy d. augment c. usurp d. a. questionable b. harrowed c. superceded 239.
rustic d. interior c. iniquity d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 242. ersatz c. a. abstract b. We knew Jana had ______ motives for running for class president: She wanted the nearby parking space that came with the ofﬁce. a. vociferous c. 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. posterior e. so it was often enjoyed by vacationers from the city throughout the year. a. The villainous gang’s hideout was a den of ______ that no one would dare to enter. anterior b. ulterior 244. egregious 245. The log cabin had a(n) ______ feel. repellent 243. innocence b. habitants c. inferior d. vacuous d. raucous e. tenuous b. a. satisﬁed e. accolades e. innovation 87 .
nonpareil d. Indigestion is a common ______ of participating in a hot-dog eating contest. objectify 249. prototype e. malaise d. fastened 250. the reporter’s ______ still cost the governor his re-election. innovate c. silly c. tertiary b. People on the street stopped to ______ over the artist’s rendition of the Eiffel Tower. profanation 88 . The veteran lieutenant was not happy with his ______ rank behind the two inexperienced men. counteract e. admonishment b. hegemony b. unctuous d. amazed by his ability to capture the detail. penchant c. itinerary 247. a. euphemism b. calumny 248. corollary d. compendium e. bedazzle b. a. a. Although it was so ridiculous that no one believed it to be true. The prime minister was admired by all. a. a(n) ______ even in an environment of corruption and disdain. sedition c. a. alleviation c. juxtaposition e. superior e. gratify d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 246.
a.) means to take up again after interruption. 236.) means a condition of perfect agreement and accord. Avarice (n. one who lives in a particular place. 228. Deft (adj.) means to come together for a common purpose or as a means of support.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 226. 237. To rally (v. Vivacity (n. e. A denizen (n. having a sharp tip or point. 231. d. to disturb or bump.) is one who frequents a particular place. 227. to drive with pushing. to be ﬁll of life. 232. 240.) means to detach someone from that to which he is accustomed or devoted. Acute (adj. c. also. b.) means liveliness. inordinate greed. d. d. Objectionable (adj. to toss off (a burden). 238. 235. d. an inhabitant. Unison (n.) is a new or unusual thing or occurrence.) means unpleasant or offensive. 234. 239.) is to toss goods overboard to lighten the load of a ship or aircraft to improve stability.) means without restraint. adroit. a. e. Nostalgic (adj. To jostle (v. b.) is sentimentally yearning for a point in the past. keenly perceptive or discerning. to recover or rebound. To resume (v.) means an excessive or insatiable desire for material wealth. Unbridled (adj.) is to push or shove roughly against. A novelty (n. 233. To wean (v. of great importance or consequence. crucial.) means extremely sharp or intense. c. e. b. 230. 229. 89 . c. To jettison (v.) means quick and skillful in movement.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 241.) means a natural consequence or result. made from rough limbs or trees. or value. 245. 248. 90 . Rustic (adj. 246. Tertiary (adj. A nonpareil (n. slander. a. 242.) is a person or thing of peerless excellence. Corollary (n. c.) ranking third in order of importance. to ridicule scornfully. Ulterior (adj. c. Vociferous (adj. 247. a deduction or inference that follows from the proof of another proposition. 244. position.) means rural. e. To objectify (v. c.) is wickedness or overwhelming injustice. 243. 250. Iniquity (n. rough.) means a false statement or accusation uttered maliciously to harm another’s reputation. e. 249. Calumny (n. To deride (v.) is to speak of or treat with contempt.) means making a loud outcry. b. c. e.) means to stare at amorously. e.) means lying beyond or outside what is openly shown or said.
Tai was ______ by a series of setbacks that nearly made him miss his deadline. 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. zealot 252. emissary d. a. denizen e.Chapter 11 251. miscreant c. solicited e. ensconced b. winnowed 91 . penury b. relegated c.
solitude e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 253. resonant c. derivative 255. New York boasts many ______ restaurants—places that are elegant and frequented by famous movie stars. the valedictorian’s ______ voice indicated her nervousness. supercilious b. prudence d. pliancy e. Although she appeared conﬁdent. norm b. Patsy was shocked to discover how much higher her IQ was than the ______. middling 254. she has changed her ______ at least three times in the past ten years. a. a. a. and other elite members of society. tremulous 256. automation b. diminutive d. a. plethora d. tenuous d. vocation c. stimulation c. pungent b. mediocre e. once she began her speech. combustion 92 . Danielle cannot seem to ﬁnd her niche in life. placating e. posh c. political ﬁgures.
indigenous e. discomﬁted b. who has always been painfully shy. demented e. obliged d. a. alleged b. relegated d. a. fortiﬁed 93 . provided c. eloquent d. Aidan.501 Sentence Completion Questions 257. ersatz 259. inadvertent e. bucolic d. A charming painting of a pleasant ______ landscape hung above Vitaly’s ﬁreplace. a. intrepid c. circumvented c. insigniﬁcant b. in marked contrast to the noise and lights of the bustling city outside his window. Since his parents had little money. emollient 258. promulgated e. Peter was ______ to his uncle for paying for his college education. The discovery of the new element was ______. histrionic c. the scientist was looking for something else. was very ______ by the news that he would have to do a presentation in front of his classmates. a. castigated 260. nascent b.
preponderance d. anathema 263. we stepped gingerly onto the planks of the dilapidated bridge that spanned a rocky stream twenty feet below.501 Sentence Completion Questions 261. trepidation b. instigation 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. perdition d. voracious b. a. ogre c. ﬂuent 94 . justiﬁcation b. With great ______. endowment 262. impost d. deviation e. infectious c. a. recourse 264. a. At the risk of sounding like an ______. alcove e. the teacher assigned extra homework for the weekend. The paper was ______ so that it could be easily removed from the bound notebook. refraction e. oaf b. ﬁckle d. imposition c. a. perforated e.
but also dangerous. The mad scientist ______ the potion with acid. pernicious d. ______ with new-fallen rain. vitiated c. The river. placated b. a. caveat 268. patagium 269. abstemious 267. truculent c. turgid c. quarantined 95 . overﬂowed its banks and ﬂooded the tiny village in a matter of hours. a. Stopping to admire the ______ in the front yard. equivalent e. redundant d. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 265. instigated e. catalyst c. Jayne’s paintings were not minimalist. hyperbole b. Wendell’s prolonged illness was the ______ that ignited his interest in science and led to his illustrious career in medical research. but they were ______. oleander e. a. using only the most elemental and essential elements. implemented d. titillated 266. compost c. making it not only useless. clutter d. paradigm b. insolence e. the young woman continued on with her gardening duties. perfunctory e. corrugated b. a. elliptical b. penchant d.
ardent b. a. overt b. I took the most ______ route I could think of. a. circuitous e. obligatory c. craven c. peremptory e. a. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 270. The play’s ______ debut was not a good sign for the struggling producer. nebulous b. rather many ﬁnd it offensive and hurtful. enigmatic d. copious d. stoic d. a. At one time it was in ______ for women to wear gloves and hats whenever they were out in public. mercurial 96 . disembodied e. In a(n) ______ expression of pleasure. To ensure that Brenda wouldn’t know where we were going for her birthday. Paula’s ______ humor does not amuse many people. the infant clapped her hands and squealed with joy. inauspicious c. ﬂirtatious 272. turbulent 271. gore b. vogue d. brawn e. vitriolic e. gauge c. truncated c. unsubstantial b. illusive d. immaterial 273. vain 274.
a. praising her for her enactment of a series of environmental laws and for balancing the state budget for the ﬁrst time in 20 years. encomium 97 . cabal d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 275. The editorial was essentially a(n) ______ to the governor. juggernaut b. oeuvre e. imprecation c.
260. 261.) means characterized by quivering or unsteadiness. 98 . To discomﬁt (v. 256. Bucolic (adj.) means to be indebted.) means elegant and fashionable.) means of or characteristic of country life or people. Tremulous (adj. beset.) is to harass. 264. 254. especially in an idealized sense.) is an agent sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else. 255. 252. d. An emissary (n. pierced with a pointed instrument. a. c. c. 259. pastoral. A norm (n. Obliged (v. b. Posh (adj. To beleaguer (v. frustrate. 263. Inadvertent (adj. an unfair demand. b. 262. in popular usage. or type. to cause to lose one’s composure. c.) is an average standard. unintentional.) means with a line of holes to facilitate separation. 257. d. disconcert. b.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 251. Imposition (n. Perforated (adj. a. a.) means a regular occupation or profession.) means to make uneasy. Vocation (n. b.) is. a cruel person. pattern. 253. c. e. of or characteristic of shepherds or herdsmen. Trepidation (n. 258. rustic. acting carelessly. to break up or thwart the plans of. An ogre (n. or a monster.) is the act of imposing something such as a burden or duty. besiege.) means nervous uncertainty of feeling.) means not attentive or heedless.
or having the shape of an ellipsis. Circuitous (adj. Turgid (adj. To vitiate (v. 271. Vogue (n.) is a beautiful but poisonous evergreen shrub.) means to spoil.) means the prevalent way or fashion. d. 99 . 273.501 Sentence Completion Questions 265. to make faulty or impure. of. 274. 268. 267.) means a formal expression of praise. relating to.) means bitterly scathing. 272. caustic. not promising success. A catalyst (n. a. a. Encomium (n. Inauspicious (adj. 270. b. An oleander (n. obvious. b. c. d. b.) is something that precipitates or causes a process or event.) means swollen. 269. (in chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected in the process. b. d. to corrupt morally. a glowing tribute. 266. lengthy.) means not favorable or unfortunate.) means apparent. Vitriolic (adj.) means having or taking a roundabout.) means characterized by extreme economy of words or style. e. or indirect course. Overt (adj. 275. Elliptical (adj.
surly 101 . Claude felt particularly ______ as he carried the large satchel ﬁlled with cash through the dark streets to the bank. reclusive d.Chapter 12 276. he does nearly everything for him except scratch his nose! a. vulnerable c. sundry e. inclusive b. a. subtle d. subversive c. Niall’s ______ attitude toward the boss is embarrassing. torrential 277. subservient b. unwieldy e.
pugnacious e. but his brothers simply could not convince him to change his mind. Buying homeowner’s insurance is a wise decision because it provides ______ if your house should be damaged in a ﬁre. harmonious d. a. the report was so ______ that only those with inside knowledge of government workings could understand it. Debra’s inability to accurately complete her taxes made her feel a bit ______. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 278. resolution e. Although it was supposed to be written for the general public. Although she was a successful professional. ebullient c. endowed b. truculent d. pitiful b. ravenous d. a. esoteric 102 . indemnity c. rapturous c. elated 279. a. Jeremy didn’t want to appear ______. obstinate e. obtuse e. clariﬁcation d. annulment 281. chastisement b. indigenous b. scrupulous c. unabated 280.
waif b. grovel 285. We took pity on the young ______ and brought him to a shelter where he could ﬁnd food and warmth. ionic d. plaintiff 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. e. b. perﬁdy c. a. laud c. excel b. corroborate d. c. a. Francois fell into a groggy ______ after having suffered a high fever for several days. a. juxtapose e. The loud clap of thunder caused the little dog to ______ all over. troubadour 103 . oscillate c. verve d. profundity b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 282. a. d. circumscribe b. stupor e. a. sluggard c. beguile 283. slather quake enunciate binge infuse 284. omit 286. undulate e. Todd set up a rope to ______ the part of the exhibit that was off- limits. efface d.
diffuse c. juxtapose 290. narcissism e. irreparable e. staunch b. gratiﬁcation c. aplomb e. foibles b. pretentious 288. a. ramiﬁcation d. sanctiﬁed b. a. a. The ﬁre caused ______ damage to the warehouse. circumvent e. which forced the owner to demolish the building. mendacity c. penchants 289. When people are in love. equitable c. speciﬁcation b. they may ﬁnd their beloved’s ______— often annoying to or disparaged by others—to be charming and endearing. renegade 104 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 287. a. The risk of cheating on the test was not worth the possible ______ of failing the class. preliminary d. corroborate d. ennui d. Terreh was able to ______ the trafﬁc jam by taking a series of one- way streets that led to the bridge.
onerous d. winsome gruesome fatuous ironic ﬂaccid 294. Claudia’s ______ face gave no clue to her hard. untenable 292. a. subsequent d. extraordinary c. e. a. a. precipitous b. d. c. c. superﬂuous e. superannuated b. inexpedient 105 . contemplates stigmatizes scrutinizes infuses defames 295. and we had to carry the extra bottles home. b. b. 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. Keeping hot peppers in the olive oil ______ it with a spicy kick. cold heart. a. d. episodic e. referable b. a. e. gallant 293.501 Sentence Completion Questions 291. poignant c. salient e. derivative d. We found that the gallons of water we had brought on our hike were ______. relative c. Moving all the heavy cinder blocks by hand from the driveway to the backyard seemed like a(n) ______ task.
Renegade c. burnish d. surreptitious 298. conjugated c. so we must ______ our efforts and complete the project earlier than we had planned. parlous e. ______ to be with the media. ﬁctitious d. pilfer e. ruminate c. As the city grew and stretched its borders. ersatz d. it began to feel the ______ problems of urban sprawl and overpopulation. a. a. concomitant e. ______ on a lounge chair by the pool was the very tan owner of the estate. pensive 106 . Trident b. Renowned e. a. Terrance. expedite 297. Observing his sister’s ______ behavior of riding without a helmet. improvident b. relaxing in the midday sunshine. The deadline has been moved to this Friday. so he could see the concert for free. placated 299. Jorge ran to get his mother. a dentist. purported d. tended e. a. Supine 300.501 Sentence Completion Questions 296. contemptuous b. mendacious c. contented c. a. wane b. facilitated b. Fraught d.
Stupor (n. 282. e. 107 . To circumscribe (v. 281. Subservient (adj. Esoteric (adj.) is a minor weakness or character ﬂaw. a. b. b. 288. 286. 284. to neglect. d. Vulnerable (adj. e. Obstinate (adj. open to attack.) is to leave out. A foible (n. d. Irreparable (adj.) means to shiver or tremble. such as one might experience after being very ill. neglected wanderer.) is a stray. to restrict or conﬁne. as from fear or cold. immunity from punishment. deﬁne. especially a homeless child. a. To quake (v. conﬁned to. a homeless. d. 287. b. a distinctive behavior or attribute peculiar to an individual. to determine the limits of.) means lacking quickness of perception or intellect.) means designed for. encircle. capable of receiving injuries.) is protection from loss or damage.) means profound lethargy. Indemnity (n.) means assailable. not reparable.) means not capable of being remedied or corrected. to shake or vibrate violently. 285. To omit (v. d.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 276. 283.) means following another’s requests in a servantlike manner far below that which is called for. 277. a. 280.) is to draw a line around. disregard. 279. 278. or understandable only by a restricted number of people. an enlightened inner circle. A waif (n. compensation for loss or damage. Obtuse (adj. a.) means stubborn.
e. c. To circumvent (v. A ramiﬁcation (n.) is to instill or cause to penetrate. unnecessary. entrap. d. to process or execute quickly and efﬁciently.) means extra. 291. or extreme. Concomitant (adj. 292. 299. attendant. more than is needed. enclose. Superﬂuous (adj.) means lying on the back.) means to speed up the progress of. accompanying.) means dangerous. not suitable or ﬁt for the purpose. d.) means occurring or existing concurrently.) is to go around. bypass.) is a consequence for an action. Parlous (adj.) means to give false appearance of being. 293. to get around or avoid through cleverness or artful maneuvering. To expedite (v.) is burdensome or troublesome. Supine (adj. 297. Onerous (adj. accelerate. Winsome (adj. e. d. 298. e.) means attractive.) means not expedient. risky. to surround. 290.501 Sentence Completion Questions 289. c. 295. to inspire. d. 294. To infuse (v. 296. To purport (v. a. not tending to promote a proposed object. 108 . Inexpedient (adj. 300. d. c.
ostracize e. tenuous b. The ﬁlm was completed on schedule despite the ______ circumstances regarding the location and extreme weather conditions. imperial c. cryptic d. a. a. contrived e.Chapter 13 301. adverse 109 . Braveheart rallied hundreds of ﬁerce warriors. In an attempt to ______ the enemy. minimize 302. scoff c. alienate b. obliterate d.
a. illuminate d. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 303. I could tell by Konrad’s ______ manner that he was really sorry for how he had treated Annette. gimmick c. callous b. prerequisite emendation alliteration jurisdiction respite 110 . petition b. symbolism d. compromise d. The company ofﬁcials felt the rising cost of health coverage was ______ enough to raise their employees’ insurance premiums. daunt b. dither e. d. The postcard advertised a free cruise to anyone who bought a magazine subscription. e. zealous d. erratic c. justiﬁcation c. moratorium b. a. b. nonchalant e. contrite 306. c. a. a. habitude 307. Many employers like to visit college campuses and ______ college seniors to work for their companies. recruit c. motif 304. ﬂout 305. The ______ of the sheriff’s department ended at the county line. reference e. disposition e. but after reading the ﬁne print Sasha found the cruise was just a ______.
a. a. gluttony b. obscure b. a. uproarious d. circuitous c. fretful 310. unutterable c. vital e. ardent e. queries 111 . even a weeklong golﬁng vacation could not ______ his appetite for the game. We could not describe the scene before us. recalcitrant 312. magnanimous c. Arnie becomes so ______ when he talks about painting that it is hard not to be infected by his enthusiasm. equivocation d. initiate b. employ 309. it was ﬁlled with such ______ beauty. restraint e. satiate c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 308. laconic b. mnemonic e. The cruise ship’s deliciously appetizing dinner buffets encouraged ______ among the vacationing passengers. impertinent d. The subject matter was ______ because the mumbling professor spoke too quickly. revive e. maximized 311. a. inexorable b. squabbling c. Ralph plays golf every chance he gets. relinquish d. a. treacherous d.
expedite b. suave b. scurrilous c. maven e. dilettante 315. decorum c. denouement b. quixotic 317. a. a. It took four men two hours to move the ______ sofa up three ﬂights of stairs into our apartment. fatuous 316. vizier e. she is usually ______ about her spelling. relinquish e. she’s just a ______. retaliate 314. denizen c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 313. unwieldy d. Artemis made a pilgrimage to the ______. hoping to learn the answer to her dilemma. Don’t let Julie’s enthusiasm fool you. sumptuous b. In the Roman myth. scrupulous e. transgress c. oracle d. a. a. Normally. a. mercenary d. pivotal e. Charlotte chose to ______ her role as PTA president. propagate d. not a professional dancer. ridiculous d. garrulous c. Maya would not have made so many spelling mistakes in her essay. maverick b. pillar 112 . As the pressures of her business became overwhelming.
anathema c. placate e. a. he was sent to the principal’s ofﬁce on numerous occasions for his rude classroom behavior. charlatan 319. behemoth b. a. admonish 113 . Brian was an ______ child. The defendant waited anxiously for the jury to ______ the decision that would seal his fate.501 Sentence Completion Questions 318. Orson was truly a(n) ______: towering over others at six feet nine inches. impertinent c. burnish b. a. he was also one of the most inﬂuential and successful producers in the feature ﬁlm industry. prohibit 321. rejuvenate d. viceroy e. adjuvant 320. obscure e. render b. disparage e. We must ______ the information about the agenda changes immediately so that the conference attendees have time to adjust their schedules. disseminate c. galvanize d. observant d. deprecate c. a. demagogue d. impeccable b.
thwarted 114 . a. premise c. blanched c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 322. raucous c. credence 323. If you can adhere to the ______ rules of a military society. lurid 324. a. coalesced d. strident b. knell e. platitudes e. pedantic e. the forlorn ______ of the church bells was an almost daily sound. stagnated e. a. Xiomara ______ when she learned that the sauce she’d just eaten was made with chicken broth. mores d. wavered b. blandishments b. During the time of the plague in the little village. the Marines may be an excellent career choice. nebulas 325. The natural ______ of the canyon cause it to be an everlasting source of new adventures and beauty. vicissitudes c. A life-long vegetarian. a. delectation d. stringent d. prepossession b.
renounce claim to.) means to satisfy fully the appetite or desire of. e. a. Justiﬁcation (n.) means inexpressible.) is drinking or eating to excess.) is an amateur. To satiate (v. b. Obscure (adj. passionate. b. A dilettante (n. 309. d. a connoisseur. d. 115 . 308. b. b. 314. A gimmick (n.) means acting against or contrary to. a.) means to blot out or destroy. 311. 304. Contrite (adj. 307. b. Adverse (adj.) is an explanation or reason that justiﬁes or shows something to be necessary.) means not clearly expressed or easily understood. to enlist. penitent. e. Unutterable (adj.) means feeling or expressing sorrow or regret for one’s sins or offenses. one who dabbles in an art or ﬁeld of knowledge for amusement. 310.) means to seek to induct or enroll. unfavorable. Jurisdiction (n. 313.) means characterized by intense emotion or enthusiasm. 303.) is a tricky scheme or gadget. e. sphere of power or authority. c. To recruit (v. 305. not easily seen or distinguished.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 301. 302. 312.) means to give up (something). To relinquish (v. d.) is authority or power. excessive indulgence. a lover of ﬁne arts. Ardent (adj. 306. or opposed or opposing. Gluttony (n. fervent. To obliterate (v. glowing or burning like ﬁre.
Impertinent (adj. 322. 325. a. 324. diffuse. the place where answers are given. to take the color from. To render (v. Vicissitudes (n. 320. b. spread abroad.) means improperly bold. b. as in a sanctuary. A behemoth (n. To blanch (v. as from great size or awkward shape. Scrupulous (adj.) is a person of great knowledge. An oracle (n. 317. 323. as if in fear.501 Sentence Completion Questions 315. Stringent (adj. rude.) is the sound of a bell ringing slowly for a funeral or death. power. c. d. Knell (n. c. To disseminate (v. strict. especially a complete change. 316. 321. cautious in action for fear of doing wrong. lacking good manners. c. a. Unwieldy (adj. b. 116 .) means to give in return in compliance with a duty.) is a giant.) means to scatter widely.) means extremely careful. or exacting. of condition or circumstances.) means a change.) means rigid. something or someone who is enormous in size.) means moved or managed with difﬁculty. b. 319. or importance.) means to turn pale. d. to make or depict. 318. whiten.
severity 117 . a. she seemed to have no ______ about driving over bridges.Chapter 14 326. At the beginning of the ceremony. thwarted 327. enormity b. the high school band ______ the arrival of the graduates by playing the alma mater loudly and with enthusiasm. resurrection e. imminence d. conjured e. permeated d. a. Although Sophie was afraid of heights. decried b. qualms c. heralded c.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 328. retaliated 331. I had to call the repairman because the washing machine was off ______—it began making terrible sounds and failed to clean the clothes thoroughly. and then you can edit it for any ______ material so that it is as convincing and concise as possible. prevision d. extraneous d. reneged e. d. The meeting is ______. abysmal e. I will write a rough draft of the proposal. palatable compulsory reciprocal resilient ancillary 118 . a. reiterated b. pensive 329. Minnie ﬁnally ______ to her sister’s constant barrage of questions and revealed the identity of her new boyfriend. kilter e. incontrovertible c. grandiose b. e. detriment b. a. a. a. seceded d. preferment c. everyone must attend. b. quandary 330. c. succumbed c.
a. nonchalant e. 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. kinetic d. it is possible to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.501 Sentence Completion Questions 332. noble 333. Through the ______ act of volunteering. The proposed design includes many ______ features that are not functional and can be eliminated to cut costs. discord e. inconsistent c. specious 335. perfunctory d. monotypic b. plethora 119 . insurmountable c. tatter d. jovial b. dilatory b. diligent d. a. germane c. a. extrinsic 334. litany c. The cop was in a ______: Should he chase the criminal or help the victim? a. rapacious e. quandary b.
monotonous 337. retract d. and a complicated project in order to present the report to the client. dismount c. chicanery 120 . a. a. symbolic d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 336. mundane d. an impossible deadline. kinetic c. Elian tried his ______ on the wrong person. Philbert’s ______ manner ﬁt in well with the atmosphere of the posh country club. untoward b. jocularity c. Kyle was able to ______ the difﬁculties of an uncooperative staff. intercede 338. expel e. surmount b. salacious e. and it has ﬁnally landed him in jail. creditable b. a. The professor studied the ______ physics of ballet dancers and even published a study on the topic of dancers and movement. urbane 339. prevalent e. calamity d. clemency b. a. obsolescence e. riotous c.
There were several ______ buildings on the street. victimize d. teemed d. The drama workshop’s efforts ______ in the ﬁnal production of a play written. directed. Inﬂated by his fans’ ______. culminated 121 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 340. impervious d. sufferance e. nullify b. haughtiness d. discerned e. zealous e. languished c. impressionable 341. a. the president must use his ofﬁcial seal on all documents. a. To ______ a congressional bill. transient c. insolence c. ratify e. a. making it difﬁcult for Margaret to determine which one was the dentist’s ofﬁce. nondescript b. ﬁnalized b. Evan lost sense of his small-town roots and began traveling with an entourage. a. mollify 343. idolatry 342. inconstancy b. patronize c. and acted by the students for the entire school.
malodorous e. I am ______ of the problems that this solution will cause. d. validate e. a. The spectacular presentation by a rainforest adventurer ______ Simon with the desire to travel to South America to see the jungles for himself. motivate 347. There is no way around it: plagiarism is ______ to thievery. reconstituted e. tantamount apathetic fatuous unscrupulous indecisive 345.501 Sentence Completion Questions 344. imbued d. relinquish b. abhorred 122 . a. erroneous d. e. synthesize c. belligerent 348. precipitous d. orient d. a. For ______ deeds during her mission overseas. cognizant c. c. inept b. reminiscent e. Tyesha was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. b. valorous c. a. inhibited c. benign 346. Adam read the employee manual so that he might ______ himself with his new responsibilities at the company. disheartened b. a. but I still believe that this is the best possible solution. innocuous b.
Because of the ______ of reliable information. myriad d. dearth b. a. enveloped d. juxtaposition e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 349. detracted e. pulverized c. When the senator’s popularity suffered in the polls. diatribe c. Quentin’s report was comprised mostly of speculation. recanted b. he ______ his decision to raise taxes. tirade 123 . extenuated 350. a.
to foreshadow. Urbane (adj. A qualm (n. mandatory. 329. a. 336. d.) means excessive or extreme.) means characterized by reﬁned manners. external.) means having high. Extrinsic (adj.) is to proclaim or announce.) means to give in. not pertinent or relevant.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 326. 338. e. 339. To succumb (v.) is a sudden or disturbing feeling.) means not vital or essential. 337. To herald (v. originating from the outside. Nondescript (adj.) means obligatory. 330. exceeding reasonable limits. Kilter (n. 124 . e. 327. required. A quandary (n.) is order or good condition. 328.) means lacking any distinctive characteristics. coming from the outside or an outside source. of excellent character. e. extraneous.) is trickery or sophistry used to deceive someone (especially to extract money). 340. 332. Noble (adj. Immoderate (adj. 331. b. Extraneous (adj.) is a difﬁcult situation.) means to overcome by force of will. e. To surmount (v. 333. a. b. Kinetic (adj. d. b.) means pertaining to motion or caused by motion. a. 335. c. Compulsory (adj. selﬂess moral standards.) means not forming an essential part of a thing. elegant or sophisticated. Chicanery (n. 334. b. b. cease to resist.
a. To ratify (v. Valorous (adj. 348. 342. to reach the highest point or degree. climax. c. To imbue (v. 349. Tantamount (adj. a.) means to renounce formally.) means equal to. valiant. b. having equal or equivalent value in terms of seriousness.) means to acquaint (oneself) with the existing situation or environment.) means fully knowledgeable or informed. to permeate.) means to make valid. d. a. 347. 346. aware. Cognizant (adj. To culminate (v.) means a severe shortage or scarce supply.) means courageous. 344. the worship of idols. a lack of. To orient (v.) is excessive reverence or adoration. 343. To recant (v. Idolatry (n. 345. conscious. 125 . Dearth (n. especially of food. b. to withdraw a former belief as erroneous. e. determine one’s position with reference to new ideas. e. insufﬁcient quantity. 350.501 Sentence Completion Questions 341.) is to inspire or pervade with ideas or feelings. to saturate with color. c. end.) is to come to completion.
the overwhelming feeling of ______ was an unexpected side effect. and she didn’t like being groggy. laconic d. Teachers should not only be knowledgeable but also ______. lethargy 127 . a. afﬁrmation e. The pain medication Kristy received after surgery offered relief. compellation c. frugal 352. extortion b.Chapter 15 351. acquisition d. however. students should feel comfortable approaching them with questions or problems. wheedling b. patronizing c. a. affable e.
Several weeks of extremely hot. foray e. dry weather ______ the land. the earth gave way. a. complacent scandalous riveting dire rancid 357. e. ornate 355. aspersed d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 353. malleable c. d. ascended b. After weeks of heavy rains. frieze 354. a. a. prudent d. so instead of rowing across a river. desiccated c. the walls hung with ______ tapestries. The ski lodge had a window that looked out upon a beautiful mountain ______. The palace’s great hall was rich in history and splendor. coalesced e. illusive e. b. entreated 356. we walked across a cracked. hurtled e. inculcated c. fray d. melee c. a. a. mud and trees ______ down the mountain swallowing cars and houses in their path. parched riverbed. c. vista b. The ______ butter had been left in the refrigerator for years. oscillated b. thwarted 128 . subverted d. melliﬂuous b.
invigorated d. uncanny d. a. spasmodic c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 358. innovative d. a. I was bored with the ______ conversation of my roommates and longed for some intellectual stimulation. suave e. Ned’s fear was ______ as he watched the 60-foot waves approach his little boat. a. and he never took a day off. receptive b. Spartan b. truculent 359. vapid d. egregious b. fabricated e. exclusive d. futile b. recoiled b. intriguing e. laconic c. pronounced c. The pitcher’s ______ workout regimen was the most grueling of all his teammates. ponderous 360. turgid e. a. detrimental 362. a. Ethan’s responses when he spoke on the telephone were ______ and he nearly always made his customers think he was rude. palpable e. Moving swiftly and gracefully through the backyard. genteel c. recuperated c. the cat suddenly ______ when she hit the thorny bush. exonerating 361. throttled 129 .
______ laughter came from the upstairs apartment where Trang was having a graduation party. denunciation b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 363. augmented d. laborious b. cynical e. After the neighbor’s stereo woke her up for the ﬁfth night in a row. Scurrilous b. impelled b. implicated e. a. dossier d. a. panacea c. incantation e. restitution 367. Brenda felt ______ to complain. Carter is writing a letter of recommendation that I can include in my ______ for prospective employers. destined 366. Fatuous d. panacea b. a. charlatan c. Although others were fooled by “Doctor” Winston’s speech. Uproarious e. primadonna 364. unbiased 365. a. prevarication d. The task of building the cabin was a ______ one. Lily knew him for what he was: a(n) ______. Deleterious c. venerable c. accolade e. a. archaic d. rebuked c. but Rob was up to the challenge. Malicious 130 .
provocation e. impenitence e. exacting e. they make complex issues accessible by presenting them in everyday language. precocious fugacious supplemental quintessential barbarous 371. I like the ______ style of these essays. colloquial b. oration c. contingency c. e. a. the audience suddenly broke into applause. A diamond ring is the ______ symbol of love and affection. a. In the middle of his eloquent ______. appease b. Nothing will ______ my memory of the night we ﬁrst met. undulate c. furtive 370. illusion 369. the images are forever burned in my mind. a. inculcate d. obsolete c. pristine d. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 368. regeneration b. but he was still unwilling to apologize. b. a. equivalence d. innovation 372. ovation b. truncate 131 . c. inclination d. efface e. Allen’s ______ distanced him from his family. d.
muniﬁcent 375. apathetic c. indigenous b. proactive 132 . recessed b. endemic e. stoic b. puritanical c. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 373. belied e. intruded c. The devastating drought forced the ______ tribes of the rainforest to leave their homes and venture into the modern world. utilitarian d. a. indigent d. Jason’s ______ approach to management included narrowing the salary gap between the CEOs and ofﬁce workers. With the curtains drawn back. taut 374. imminent e. a. suffused d. the room was ______ with warm sunlight.
Lethargy (n. marked by strict self-discipline. a quack. 133 . e. d. fraudulent claims to having certain skills or knowledge. fraud. dull. b. Laborious (adj. Palpable (adj. to move violently with great noise.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 351. 354.) means dull. 363. characteristically simple or frugal. a. to ﬂing forcefully.) means richly and artistically ﬁnished or stylized. 362.) means to dry out thoroughly. Ornate (adj. 364. sprit or substance. To recoil (v. 355. 357.) is to rush with great speed. 353. 358. but expressing much in a few words. friendly.) means rotten or putrid. brief and to the point. imposter. warm. e. Rancid (adj. b.) is the state of drowsiness or sluggish inactivity. easily perceived and detected. Spartan (adj. 359. Vapid (adj. Affable (adj.) means characterized by hard work. e. to make dry. a. Vista (n. lacking life.) means rigorously severe (from the Greek city- state Sparta known for its austere and rigid lifestyle). To hurtle (v. 352. A charlatan (n. noticeable. become dry. or perseverance. gracious. To desiccate (v.) means easy and pleasant to speak to.) is someone who makes elaborate.) means curt. 356. tedious. a. concise. exertion.) means to jump back suddenly. 361. c. approachable. d.) means tangible. d. 360. b. Laconic (adj.) means a view or prospect. or lifeless. a.
) is the trait of refusing to repent. unwilling to show regret for wrongdoing. 368. a.) is a formal speech for a special occasion. c. push or drive forward. 366. Impenitence (n.) means noisy. erase. d. a. d. the most typical example of a thing. Uproarious (adj. b. Utilitarian (adj. propel.) means originating or being native to a speciﬁc region or country. Indigenous (adj. 374.) is to motivate. To impel (v.) is a collection of papers giving detailed information about a particular person or subject. 373. conversational. d. to cause to dim or make indistinct. c. a. 369. 370. 375. 367. as in to ﬁll with light. 134 . also inherent or natural. to make or conduct oneself inconspicuously. To suffuse (v. To efface (v.501 Sentence Completion Questions 365.) means characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation. 372. Quintessential (adj. An oration (n.) means related to the ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or beneﬁcial to the greatest number of people. Colloquial (adj.) is the best and purest part of a thing. 371. A dossier (n.) means to cover or ﬁll the surface of.) means to rub out. c. d.
376. If people continue to ______ the rainforests, soon they will
disappear from the earth. a. dominate b. frolic c. laminate d. neglect e. provoke
377. My parents always seem to worry and ______ more about money
when tax season is approaching. a. proximate b. quibble c. supplicate d. dabble e. alienate
501 Sentence Completion Questions 378. While the king and the members of his court lived in the most
opulent luxury, the peasants in his kingdom lived in the most ______ poverty. a. abject b. incessant c. relinquished d. erratic e. lugubrious
379. Samantha had an ______ trust in her grandfather, who was an
honorable man and kind to everyone he met. a. implicit b. insecure c. irreverent d. irresolute e. astringent
380. Antonello searched the forest around his campsite for small
branches to ______ the ﬁre, so he could eventually cook his dinner. a. stiﬂe b. kindle c. suppress d. dissipate e. prohibit
381. Although I meant it as a compliment, Zander ______ my remark as
an insult. a. construed b. eradicated c. truncated d. permeated e. redacted
501 Sentence Completion Questions 382. The sailor’s ______ complexion bespoke his many sunny days at
the lookout post. a. swarthy b. syncopated c. pallid d. wan e. pasty
383. Tanya is a ______ person, trusted by all who know her.
a. b. c. d. e.
porous voracious spurious specious veracious
384. After the third relative was hired to an upper-level position, several
people quit the company, claiming that ______ caused a decline in employee morale. a. carrion b. explicitness c. skepticism d. devotion e. nepotism
385. Genevieve’s stunning debut performance at the city opera has
earned her ______ from some of the city’s toughest critics. a. antipathy b. insinuations c. destitution d. lamentations e. accolades
386. The shaggy neon couch was a(n) ______ in the conservative room
decorated with earth tones. a. incongruity b. insinuation c. temerity d. reiteration e. intonation
Johnny’s good behavior in class yesterday was ______ by his disruptive outbursts in Math this morning. After the powerful windstorm. abated b. promotional 138 . maximize d. extenuated b. tenuous c. employ e. provided Jason’s class ended on time. Marie discovered a splintered and fallen tree limb had ______ the vinyl lining of her swimming pool. writing about it would help ______ her true feelings. wheedle d. calculated c. a. Gabi found that whenever she was confused about an idea or issue. curtailed 390. accelerate b. Jason and Joshua made ______ plans to meet in the cafeteria to study for the test. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 387. Harris tried to ______ his fear of ﬂying when he boarded the plane. a. assured d. deprecate e. elucidate c. a. vacillate b. a. repress 388. lacerated e. but he could not curb his anxiety. negated c. tentative e. retaliated d. mandated e. reiterated d. indoctrinate 389. beguiling b. nominated 391. expound c.
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
d. e. Jocularity (n. a dictator or tyrant. to free from confusion or ambiguity.) is someone who rules with absolute power. Compunction (n. or extent.) means a feeling of uneasiness or regret caused by a sense of guilt.) is the state of being jocular. 389. tear. proportionate. or mangle.) means occurring or returning daily. a. 398. b. 395. or deny. 393. Quotidian (adj.501 Sentence Completion Questions 388. 392. d.) means conquerable. not ﬁxed or set. 399. Tentative (adj. remorse. 394. An estrus (n.) means provisional or uncertain. Commensurate (adj. c. degree.) means to nullify. a. a.) is to rip. To negate (v. 396.) means the use of many words without necessity. 391. 397. e. which is characterized by joking or jesting. 142 . Vincible (adj.) means corresponding in size. invalidate. To elucidate (v. A despot (n. 390. Tenure (n. 400. To lacerate (v. often used in connection with career positions. Verbiage (n.) means to make clear or manifest. a pang of conscience at the thought or act of committing a misdeed. b.) is an irresistible impulse or passion. d.) means the term during which a thing is held. e. capable of being defeated or subdued. d.
gallant e. nomadic e. who enjoyed elegant meals. remiss d. and beautifully decorated rooms. analytic d.Chapter 17 401. Homeless people often lead a(n) ______ lifestyle because they repeatedly get uprooted from the streets and alleys where they live. hospitable b. hostile c. a. indomitable 402. prompt service. platonic c. The owners of the bed-and-breakfast were extremely ______ to their guests. a. aristocratic b. ballistic 143 .
armistice c. Linda’s ______ for picking the right stocks made her a very wealthy woman. barren b. concourse 404. ineffective 144 . supple e. prelude b. obstinate b. a. staid c. rendition d. a. obsolete d. relevant 405. erroneous c. stagnant b. visage 407. digniﬁed e. The cozy beach cottage was only ______ for summer tenants because it lacked the insulation to make a winter stay comfortable. a. a. Marco has an irresistibly ______ manner that many young women ﬁnd charming and attractive. resilient d. boisterous c. Chantel kept the ______ of her beloved foremost in her mind as she traveled to countries far and wide in her quest to ﬁnd him. suave 406.501 Sentence Completion Questions 403. a. hirsute d. presage e. bland d. habitable e. reception c. knack b. Computers and word processing software have made the art of hand-writing letters virtually ______. impropriety e.
striated e. Furious that Lou had lied about his references. Rachel’s mother was appalled by the amount of ______ humor on television during hours when young children were still awake. complied d. elevated b. taut c. veneer b. fortiﬁed 410. lascivious e. perfunctory b. tirade e. The scared boy on the roller coaster made sure his seatbelt was ______ across his body. you need to design an experiment that will provide ______ evidence. noxious d. lexicon c. To prove your theory. laborious 412. senile c. proportional d. rescinded e. hiatus d. elusive c. incriminated c. Noi ______ her decision to promote him to assistant manager. slack b. conﬂuence 409. a. a. empirical e. a. curt 145 . that settlement became the city of Pittsburgh.501 Sentence Completion Questions 408. a. trite d. lamentable 411. fraudulent b. The settlers decided to build their town at the ______ of two rivers. a.
preening c. elevate 415. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 413. tariffs b. enigma c. a. she noticed that a large lump began to ______ from her forehead. imprecation e. elucidate d. recourse 417. exonerate e. fervor d. sepulcher e. dross b. obtrude e. rendezvous 414. retrospection d. appropriate b. a. protract 146 . vigilance d. a. accouterment c. sustain d. appraisement e. The new evidence convinced the District Attorney to overturn Martin’s conviction and ______ him. truncate c. After Ginger banged her head. Bill’s only ______ was to ﬁle bankruptcy. a. provoke c. invade b. Losing his entire business to the ﬂood. The devoted fans paid ______ to the late singer by placing ﬂowers on his memorial and by holding burning votive candles. vendetta b. homage 416. The female fox’s ______ over her burrow indicates that she has just birthed her young.
jovial d. indecisive 420. The junkyard was littered with ______ objects. a. portentous 421.501 Sentence Completion Questions 418. tempting c. a. virulent e. buoyant 147 . monochromatic c. decorative 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. We both knew our summer romance was ______ . abject e. Christopher hired a tree-trimming crew to cut the ______ branches of the pine tree that were scraping the side of his house. paradoxical b. recessive 419. nebulous d. and we would just be memories in each other’s minds by the winter. making it unsightly to the neighborhood behind it. a. fastidious b. a. benign d. lateral c. obtuse c. restorative b. understated e. temporal d.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 422. Although Maya’s ______ sensibilities are quite different from mine,
I think she is a remarkable interior decorator and I recommend her highly. a. aesthetic b. dialectical c. reclusive d. synthetic e. mercurial
423. The meticulous art student arranged her paint colors by a
darkening ______ on her palette. a. limitation b. gradation c. moratorium d. juncture e. tincture
424. J.P. recalled running through the ______ of tall rows of corn stalks
that dominated his grandfather’s summer garden. a. terminals b. temperament c. labyrinth d. basin e. deference
425. Peter displayed an air of ______ when the ofﬁcer asked him if he
knew the speed limit. a. omniscience b. obstinacy c. nescience d. obstetrics e. platitude
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401. a. Hospitable (adj.) means treating guests kindly and generously;
being agreeable, receptive or of an open mind.
402. d. Nomadic (adj.) means roaming from place to place or wandering. 403. a. Knack (n.) is a natural talent; a clever way of doing something. 404. c. Obsolete (adj.) means antiquated, disused; discarded. 405. e. Suave (adj.) means having a smooth and pleasant manner. 406. e. Visage (n.) means the face, countenance, or look of a person. 407. d. Habitable (adj.) means acceptable for inhabiting. 408. e. Conﬂuence (n.) means a ﬂowing or coming together; a gathering
or meeting together at a point or juncture; a place where two things come together, the point of juncture.
409. d. Rescinded (v.) means revoked. 410. d. Empirical (adj.) means relying on, derived from, or veriﬁable by;
experimental or observational rather than theory.
411. d. Lascivious (adj.) means lewd, lustful, or wanton. 412. b. Taut (adj.) means stretched tight. 413. c. Vigilance (n.) means alert and intent mental watchfulness in
guarding against danger.
414. d. To obtrude (v.) means to stick out, push forward. 415. e. Homage (n.) is respect paid publicly; reverence rendered;
416. e. Recourse (n.) means a last option or way out.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 417. d. To exonerate (v.) means to free from blame or guilt, absolve; to
release from a responsibility or obligation, discharge.
418. b. Lateral (adj.) means pertaining to or extending from the side. 419. c. Temporal (adj.) means enduring for a short time; transitory. 420. d. Virulent (adj.) means exceedingly noxious, deleterious, or
421. a. Otiose (adj.) means needless, functionless; unemployed or
422. a. Aesthetic (adj.) means concerning or characterized by an
appreciation of beauty or good taste; characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty, artistic.
423. b. Gradation (n.) is the changing of a color, shade, or tint to
another by gradual degrees; the process of bringing to another grade in a series; a stage or degree in such a series.
424. c. Labyrinth (n.) is a maze of paths or a complicated system of
pathways in which it is challenging to ﬁnd the exit; something extremely complex in structure or character.
425. c. Nescience (n.) is ignorance, or the absence of knowledge.
and became a homeless ______ on the streets of Las Vegas. vagabond e. vociferous d. In his later years. but he has always remained ______. granger b. miser c. speculator 151 . a. aloof e.Chapter 18 426. cognizant b. accommodating 427. strategist d. a. I have tried for years to get close to my brother Rae. the once wildly successful gambler lost his fortune. assiduous c.
ruining the chance of lucrative box ofﬁce sales. infallible b. a. manifestation d. Lavish e. consensus c. reprieve 431. felicitous e. ratify e. Sally had planted the seeds in the greenhouse three weeks ago. they can live on berries or insects. victorious d. Luminous d. tint d. Omnipotent b. modulate 430. e. lackluster 432. vigorous c. revolve c. Julia’s parents gave her one ______ regarding her new job: It could not interfere with her schoolwork. a. a. a. The tenor’s ______ voice ﬁlled the concert hall. b. Omnivorous c. c. ______ animals are able to survive easily in the wilderness because. the critics agreed the star of the play gave a ______ performance. provision e. they would begin to ______ any day now. Despite enthusiastic efforts from the supporting cast. sinuous timid tenuous sonorous striated 152 . a. procession b. Precarious 429.501 Sentence Completion Questions 428. d. germinate b. for example.
dominion 436. tangent d. tribunal 434. repletion e. The ______ of the successful product idea was attributed to the extraordinarily creative company president. a. a. Luanne experiences serious ______ whenever she climbs several ﬂights of steep stairs. they proceeded to recruit older. inebriation c. When the company reached it’s ______ of hiring one hundred college graduates.501 Sentence Completion Questions 433. demise b. exoneration d. there were ashes in every ______ of the old farmhouse. After the ﬁre. symmetry d. malady 153 . genesis c. a. detriment d. reprieve c. ﬁasco e. hybrid c. a. plethora 435. vertigo b. belfry b. oriﬁce e. more experienced candidates. quota b. fallacy e.
chagrined d. viscosity b. opportune b. a. a. indignant b. viceroy 440. David felt as if the family picnic would be a(n) ______ time to talk with his grandmother about her plans for the holidays. vicissitude e. diadem e. a. vestige b. a. Delia experienced a long period of ______ when she did not want to work. belittled c. visage c. unctuous d. The house was consumed in ﬂames and not a ______ of it remained after the ﬁre. The children were ______ for eating the whole batch of cookies before dinner. brawn c. surly 441. forethought e. admonished 154 . arrogance c. or clean. languor b. disastrous c. eluded e. exercise. ingenuity 439. vestibule d. Floyd has a distinctive ______ to his voice—easily recognizable over the phone.501 Sentence Completion Questions 437. a. recompense 438. timbre d. trite e. After her extended illness. insolence d.
transgressing e. The Boston Tea Party happened because the Americans believed the British tea taxes were ______ the rights of the colonists. nadir 444. entreating 155 . a. reviling c. realm e. exhorted d. the stand-up comic refused to be shaken by the heckler who ______ him every few minutes. introversion d. gibed e. During his routine. cited 443. vied c. a. fascism b. for he knew his punishment would be severe.501 Sentence Completion Questions 442. trespassing b. enforced d. ______ were in order as James performed brilliantly on stage in his ﬁrst role as an understudy. a. Statutes 446. a. Going away for spring break was not in the ______ of possibility. corroborated 445. Pathos b. maligned e. since neither Helga nor Olga had any money. Subsidies e. Kudos d. a. ignored b. Oscar ______ his sister not to tell their mother what he had done. Ignominies c. fulcrum c. abetted c. sublimating d. beguiled b.
propensity c. pessimistic b. relieved 450. a. vernal e. cacophony 156 . quixotic e. hard winter. c. The budding ﬂowers. venial b. menial c. and birth of young animals suggest the much-welcomed ______ atmosphere in the country after a long. venal d. d. b. bastion b. faction e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 447. irrelevant c. warm breezes. verbal 449. The old bridge’s steel ______ were rusty and in need of repair. a. Margarita attempt to jog ﬁve miles on her ﬁrst day of cardio-training was a little ______. a. e. The legal internship program was developed under the ______ of the district attorney’s ofﬁce. trivial d. aegis d. Since she had not exercised in ﬁve years. a. piers campaniles manacles girders spindles 448.
as distinguished from intensity and pitch. An oriﬁce (n. Lackluster (adj. 433. A quota (n. a. 430. To germinate (v.) is a proportional share. 436. dull. 428. 432.) is a lack of energy or interest. a perforation.) is a wanderer. a mouth or hole through which something may pass.) means to begin to grow or sprout. 438. Aloof (adj. a feeling of being without spirit.) is a stipulation or qualiﬁcation. impressive or grand in effect. a hole. 427.) is dizziness often caused by experiencing heights. d. sluggishness.) means physically or emotionally distant. 435. 434. 437.) is the quality of a tone. c. or foundation. reserved. 431. a person who does not have a permanent home. remote. A vagabond (n. having an insatiable appetite for anything. a. Vertigo (n. d. a stock of supplies. Languor (n. d. d. a. to cause to come into existence or develop.) means lacking liveliness or brightness.) is the origin. beginning. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 426. the act of forming something new. Omnivorous (adj. 157 . A provision (n.) means feeding on both animal and vegetable substances. 429.) is an opening. e. the ﬁrst event in a series of events. Timbre (n.) means producing sound. Genesis (n. b. b. Sonorous (adj. d.
a. 444. Vestige (n. To exhort (v.501 Sentence Completion Questions 439. mark.) means idealistic without regard for practicality. a kingdom or domain. d.) is a knowledge domain that you are interested in. c. Aegis (n. c. to utter a taunting or sarcastic remark. 443. d. to instruct or remind. or advice. A girder (n. to support weight or span an opening. or concrete. Opportune (adj.) means a visible trace. Vernal (adj. guidance or direction. To transgress (v. d. steel. 450. expressions of praise.) means to reprove kindly but seriously. appeal.) means to taunt or jeer. A realm (n. or gone.) means to go beyond the limit or bounds of. Kudos (n. or impression.) is a large horizontal beam. 158 . d. 447. d.) means to urge strongly with a stirring argument. 449. to make an urgent appeal. Quixotic (adj.) means belonging to or suggestive of the spring. 445.) are complimentary remarks. 441. lost.) means sponsorship or patronage. usually in connection with a law. e. as of a forgotten responsibility. To gibe (v.) means well-timed or convenient. a. to warn or counsel. 442. 446. 448. To admonish (v. d. c. or protection. 440. of something absent. made of wood.
Frank feels such ______ towards his ex-business partner that he cannot stand to be in the same room with him. surrogates c.Chapter 19 451. commonwealth b. Ronaldo celebrated the gathering of his ______ on Thanksgiving Day and spoke with relatives he had not seen in a long time. kindred e. avarice d. pallor e. representatives d. a. inﬁdels 159 . a. collusion c. animosity 452. iniquity b.
decorum b. affable c. After sitting in the contentious board meeting for two hours. d. knave c. a. enunciation d. restitution c. dignitary e. Even though he hated to work holidays and weekends. metamorphism b. vigilante d. placid d. The catlike movements of the sneaky ______ served him well when he picked pockets among the tourists on the crowded boardwalk. a. b. bureaucrat 457. monstrosity 454. Allen’s necktie began to feel like a ______ around his neck. garland c. a. forerunner b. Amanda’s parents were shocked by her ______ decision to quit her job without notice and move to Hollywood. kismet 455. renegade e. noose d. c. a. Trevor hoped that his paycheck would serve as ______ for the time spent away from his family.501 Sentence Completion Questions 453. e. obsequious studious scanty surreptitious scurrilous 160 . proclamation e. The student’s ______ language offended many others in the class. impetuous 456. conscientious b. a. languid e.
affable b. The prom was a ______ royal ball with so many handsome young men and beautiful young ladies dressed to the ultimate formality. crass e. In winter. lurid b. a. placid e. a. puriﬁed e. exfoliate b. wry c. stoic c. corrosive d. a. Helena could feel her heart begin to ______.501 Sentence Completion Questions 458. As the roller coaster inched to the top of the hill. a. cynical d. ventilate 461. the frost on a car’s windshield can be ______ to the driver. palpitate e. Hearing her sister approach. a. dominate c. ﬂorid d. piquant b. virtual c. obstructive c. deleterious e. pivotal d. Marie-Helene attempted to appear ______ as she quickly hid the birthday gift behind her back. Paul’s ______ humor is sometimes lost on those who take his comments too literally. inevitable 460. nonchalant 161 . ﬂamboyant b. reattribute d. salvageable 459. negligible 462.
a. propaganda 162 . we ended up with a noxious red liquid that stunk up the laboratory for days. When the movie star slipped out the back door of the hotel. derogatory e. venue e. The knight sought to ______ his broadsword in such a menacing fashion as to frighten his attacker away. a. a. tenor c. regalia 465. hoary b. dismastment e. paraphernalia d. warrant b. awry c. ensue 464.501 Sentence Completion Questions 463. the disappearance of the woman’s jeweled bracelet from her wrist appeared to be the ______ of an accomplished thief. listless d. placate d. Something went ______ in our experiment. a. procure c. attrition b. sleight d. sledge c. dilatory 466. the paparazzi adroitly gathered their ______ and raced around the building to catch her. At the banquet. pandemonium b. wield e. and instead of creating a green odorless vapor.
the ______ four-year-old could not lie about scribbling on his bedroom walls with purple and blue markers. guileless b. blasphemy b. and maids. a. a. philosophy c. vitriolic c. arrant b. untarnished d. he has been living a life of ______ luxury. purveyance 163 . cooks. Confronted by his mother. amplify c. a. seditious e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 467. nicety d. consensus e. a. Since Shane won the lottery. vexed 469. The artist drew the picture with such ______ that it was possible to count every blade of grass that he painted. 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. fatuous 468. inculcate 470. eradicate d. inauspicious c. indiscriminate e. ribald d. The artist attempted to ______ the painting by adding people dressed in bright colors in the foreground. vivify e. excoriate b.
quarantine b. Because he was antsy from having eaten too much candy. heuristic e. and encouraged the class to apply the ______ method to prepare. assimilate 472. retract c. a. Jillian was ______ by the contradictory diagnoses she received and decided she needed a third opinion. punctilious b. comport e. integrate e. sequester d. determinate 164 . a. a. nonconformist c. subjugate 474. 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. a. effaced c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 471. bemused 473. garner b. girded d. quell c. salubrious d. usurped e. surmise d. intimidated b. little William was unable to ______ himself in a respectable manner during the ceremony. The chemistry professor believed her students could do better on their exams by searching for their own answers.
banality b. virago 165 . Bea was known for her loud and domineering personality and was considered a ______ by many who knew her. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 475. triﬂe e. scapegoat d. debutante c.
deceitful. askew. Wry (adj. or unreliable person. b.) means impulsive or passionate. b. d. e. Animosity (n.) means being in essence or effect. Nonchalant (adj. e. Kindred (n.) is a loop with slipknot. Scurrilous (adj. turned or twisted toward one side. d. characterized by sudden emotion or energy. c.) is to ﬂutter or move with slight throbs. offensive. Virtual (adj. especially unjustly. To palpitate (v. 464. 463. 461. or sardonic. 458. A noose (n. especially with full command.) means casual.) means bitter. or manage. 454. indifferent. Obstructive (adj. b. e.) is a restoration of what is lost or taken away. c. energetic dislike.) means a trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation. or instrument. cynical. 465. not functioning properly. b.) means ironic. Knave (n. obscuring. A sleight (n. but not in actual fact. 456.) means grossly indecent or vulgar. Impetuous (adj.) means blocking.) is a dishonest. tightening when pulled. b.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 451. amiss. Awry (adj. as a weapon. 460. d. 453.) is a group of people related to each other by birth or marriage. 455. open hostility or enmity. 457.) means to use. control. e. Restitution (n. 459. 166 . hindering. b. 462. 452.) means off-course. To wield (v.
c. To sequester (v. straightforward. Bemused (adj. d. 470. accord. c. frank. a. impudent.) means complete. 474. 475. honest. Heuristic (adj. 471. d. e.) means a bold. 167 . To comport (v. or harmonize. d. turbulent woman.) means to give or bring life to.) means to conduct or behave (oneself) in a certain manner. 469. to agree. absolute. information. to animate. 468. Paraphernalia (n. the state of being nice. 472. bewildered or perplexed by many conﬂicting situations or statements. cause to withdraw or retire. Arrant (adj. a subtle distinction or detail.) means to separate. utter. a. segregate. 473. To vivify (v.) means stimulating further investigation. as with juries. or operation.) are miscellaneous articles needed for particular professions. Guileless (adj. accuracy. e.) means deeply absorbed in thought. 467.501 Sentence Completion Questions 466. encouraging learning through discoveries made by a student. c. Nicety (n. seclude. Virago (n.) means to be without guile.) means precision.
a. indolent 477. During his many years of hard work. dominion 169 . surplus c. principality e. inept d. oblivious c.Chapter 20 476. a. declassiﬁcation b. Even though he was only in kindergarten. perceptive e. Joel was very ______ and could intuit when his teacher was not pleased with his behavior. obtuse b. hierarchy d. Paul was promoted several times and began to rise through the bank’s ______ of employees.
pessimistic b. a. she’s the one with the most ______ around here. motif d. infamy 482. pallid e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 478. truant 481. and uncomfortable. salient c. a. clout c. prosaic e. oppressive 479. platitude e. fettered b. taciturn b. synergy b. optimistic d. domineering e. a. a. but did not have enough time to prove its validity. sadistic c. making everyone irritable. genesis 480. Because Virgil had been so ______ as a child. odious 170 . hypothesis c. The heat was absolutely ______. It had rained all afternoon. If you have any special needs or requests. coddled d. lexicon b. a. intrepid c. afﬁnity d. sweaty. replete d. The biology students were assigned the task of testing the ______ . he had an extremely difﬁcult time adjusting when he enrolled in the military academy. but the fans were still ______ that the baseball game would still be played. speak to Val. guile e.
temporized e. sycophant e. Karim ______ upon many of the campaign issues in a series of detailed editorials. Bob gets up at dawn every morning to prepare for a long day at work after which he attends classes in evening. a. The vulgarity used by the football fans at the stadium was ______ and eventually lead to a penalty for the team. rakish b. uninterested e. a. drone c. mundane 485. indifferent c. moderator b. understated 171 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 483. sluggard 484. replica d. ebbed c. Far from being a ______. After the debate. a. doffed d. unilateral d. sagacious d. expounded b. Since the judge hearing the case was related to one of the defendants. a. reproachable e. wrought 486. she felt she could not offer a truly ______ opinion. unbiased b. quiescent c.
fatuous b. indifferent e. e. Jonelle is a(n) ______ of the kind of student we seek: someone who is both academically strong and actively involved in the community. d. mercurial d. wearisome 488. mandate e. a. premeditate palter reform distend ponder 491. tabloid c. insolent b. a. b. indelible e. a. tangent 172 . The barnyard scene outside the 4-H tent made a charming ______ for visitors to the state fair. Abdul found his ten-hour shifts at the paper clip factory repetitive and ______. c. volatile 490. nebulous c. a. a. tableau d. Sean would ______ whenever it became his turn to do the dishes. harbinger 489.501 Sentence Completion Questions 487. melee b. catalyst d. rant e. exemplar c. astute c. paradox b. malleable d. Tomas is a(n) ______ businessman who knows a good opportunity when he sees it.
omniscience e. scientists determined that it did not have mad cow disease. vicissitude 173 . opulence c. a. Charged with moral ______. A decade after the ______. After performing a ______ of the cow. diaspora e. a. elongation e. The jellyﬁsh. turpitude d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 492. a. interment d. the judge was called off the case even though he denied receiving bribes from the plaintiff’s counsel. is one of nature’s most intriguing creatures. the members of the tribe began to drift home again. didactics d. translucence 493. kowtow b. vivisection 495. hoping to rebuild the community they had ﬂed during the war. interrogation c. resonance b. restitution c. and there was no need to notify the board of health. extrapolation b. redaction c. chimera 494. a. cloister d. torpor e. lassitude b. known for its shimmering ______.
ﬁckle d. sinister d. a. blunt b. brusque 497. errant e. Don Quixote describes the adventures of a(n) ______ knight who believes that windmills are giants and the barmaid Dulcinea is a princess. a. nomenclature 500. meticulous 499. I knew from Inga’s ______ reply that she was offended by my question. vivacious c. a. d. caste b. verbose d. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 496. c. The ______wallpaper in his living room makes it difﬁcult to ﬁnd curtains and furniture that will match it. predecessors sycophants narcissists panderers elocutionists 498. epicure c. steadfast 174 . garrulous e. a. The cult leader’s ______ obeyed his every instruction. fatuous c. debutant e. gregarious b. Homer’s Odyssey was not translated into many people’s ______ until after the invention of the printing press. b. sinuous b. e. vernacular d. variegated e. eloquent c.
mystical e. The ______ espionage plot was so sophisticated it was impossible to believe it was the work of teenage computer hackers. vaporized c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 501. simple b. fusty 175 . a. byzantine d.
) means to treat with excessive indulgence or tenderness. a model or ideal. to give a detailed statement or account of. which is adopted to explain certain facts and which can be further tested. 483.) means unreasonably burdensome.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 476. Clout (n. 478.) is one who is worthy of imitation. 477.) means inﬂuence. c. b. 482. It also means to cook in water just below the boiling point. a. e. Hypothesis (n. To coddle (v. Unbiased (adj. 485. Oppressive (adj. d.) means to explain in detail. e. e. or sway. Reproachable (adj. 176 . To expound (v. A sluggard (n. as in judgment. Optimistic (adj. An exemplar (n. a. b.) is a proposition. power or muscle.) is a person who is habitually lazy or idle. 488. 487. 479. c. 480. 481.) means taking the most hopeful view.) means fatiguing or tiresome.) means having the ability to understand and be sensitive to.) means needing rebuke or censure. c. Wearisome (adj. a strike or blow. 484. a group of persons in authority. 486. believed to be probable.) is a series or system of people or things that are graded or ranked. Perceptive (adj. b. to baby or pamper. a. feeling that everything in nature is for the best. heavy. Hierarchy (n.) means completely impartial to. in a manner that is severe or cutting. a typical or representative example. elaborate. pull. especially with the ﬁst.
discerning. Translucence (n. curt. Vernacular (n. c. roving.501 Sentence Completion Questions 489. Errant (adj.) means abrupt. Astute (adj. especially of those in authority or inﬂuence. d.) means wandering.) is to act insincerely. or the community formed by such a people. e. to play tricks. A diaspora (n.) means depravity. straying beyond the established course or limits.) means the property or state of allowing the passage of light. 498. such as a language or culture. Vivisection (n. c. 493. Variegated (adj. A tableau (n. equivocate. keen. especially in search of adventure. Turpitude (n. 499. or blunt in a discourteous manner. b. A sycophant (n. 492.) is an arrangement of inanimate ﬁgures representing a scene from real life. Brusque (adj. any action that violates accepted standards.) means having or showing intelligence and shrewdness. 496.) means the dissection of an animal. 177 . d. 494. e.) is a dispersion of people from their original homeland. 500. to haggle. the dispersion of an originally homogeneous group or entity. b. 495.) is a servile ﬂatterer. b.) means the language of one’s country.) means marked with different shades or colors. 491. particularly for scientiﬁc research. To palter (v. e. 497. 490. c. d.
c. of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or ancient Byzantium. of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church.501 Sentence Completion Questions 501. especially its architectural style. characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue. Byzantine (adj. devious.) means highly complicated. 178 . intricate or involved.
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