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Sentence Completion Questions
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Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 ix 1 9 17 27 37 47 55 65 73 83 91 101 109 117 127 vii .
501 Sentence Completion Questions Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 135 143 151 159 169 viii .
By completing the 501 sample items offered here and by studying their answer explanations. two blanks) within a single sentence. You will also improve your vocabulary and your process of elimination skills. These sentences are often quite complex. Often the sentences are long and difﬁcult to follow.Introduction Welcome to 501 Sentence Completion Questions! This book is designed to help you prepare for the verbal and reading sections of many assessment and entrance exams. sentences in order to correctly complete the sentences. but with practice you can learn to master them. Sentence completions test your ability to use the information found in complex. Sentence completions test two separate aspects of your verbal skills: your vocabulary and your ability to follow the internal logic of sentences. Fortunately. there are some strategies that will greatly increase your score on these questions. on some tests. ix . but incomplete. you will develop the skills necessary to tackle each type of sentence completion question. Each of these questions has one blank (or.
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. Some of the “alphabet soup” of exams that contain sentence completions are the: I I I I I I SAT I exam PSAT/NMSQT exam GRE General test TOEFL/TOEIC exams ISEE GRT You might wonder what kinds of strategies you can use to master sentence completions. The words that do appear offer clues to the missing word. When it comes to sentence completions. Here is a sampling of strategies: I I I I Read the entire sentence saying “blank” for the blank(s). yet. you may have a synonym for the answer or the answer itself. If you can ﬁnd out how the words that appear are connected. even though—because they are key to forming the logical structure of the sentence. If an answer occurs to you before you even look at the choices.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. If you don’t know some words. the word that does not appear is the key to the meaning of the sentence. use elimination and educated guessing. which means you are able to eliminate x . You must also understand the logic of the sentence. you can ﬁnd the correct answer. Be sure your choice is both logical and grammatically correct. Pay special attention to introductory and transitional words—but. however. although. This means that you must know more than just the meaning of the words involved.
What (the cause) led the general to declare himself dictator (the result)? Something brief and violent. or guessing from context when you know a related word. nuance b. a takeover. lament The answer is choice b. coup c.) is a sudden and decisive change of leadership illegally or by force. slovenly e. A coup (n. General Monsanto declared himself the dictator of the country. upbraiding e. a. empirical c. 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. pedantic xi .501 Sentence Completion Questions one or more of the choices as deﬁnitely wrong. solicitation d. that ousted the president. Here is an example of a restatement question: The city council formed a committee to simplify several dozen ______ city ordinances that were unnecessarily complicated and out-of-date. a coup. feckless b. byzantine d. a.
(The answer compares to being “cleared of all charges. and because and phrases such as due to. just as. therefore. however. its cousin the lion is a ______ animal.” Here. similarly. however. byzantine. leads to Example: A truck stole her parking spot. Sam was ______. on the other hand. similarly. as ______ as.) Contrast: though.” such as gregarious or sociable. consequently. Here are common signal words and an example for each kind of question: Restatement: namely.) Cause and effect: thus. you are looking for a restatement of the clue words complicated and out-of-date. but. Sally’s ______ look showed her displeasure. a ______. or on the contrary Example: Although the tiger is a solitary beast.” so perhaps Sam was vindicated. (The answer would be a look caused by someone stealing Sally’s parking spot. maybe scowling or sullen. you may discover signal words and phrases—clues that help you choose the correct answer. as illustrated by Example: Anna was cleared of all charges. which restates “trickster. despite. an adjective that means “highly complicated and intricate.) xii . in fact. as shown. (The answer. but. and for something that needs simplifying. as a result. yet.) Comparison: likewise. despite. in other words. (The answer is something that contrasts with “solitary. that is Example: The pickpocket was a trickster. for example.” might be knave or scoundrel. although. and. As you practice sentence completions.501 Sentence Completion Questions The answer is choice c. consequently. in other words.
You may also discover a pattern to your wrong answers. through practice. Second. Third. You have already taken an important step toward improving your score. you will become familiar with the question format. such as asteroid and astronomy). The 501 Skill Builder in Focus exercises will help you prepare for an exam in several ways. you may ﬁnd that you do very well with words that are cognates (words from a common original form. your performance on these questions will help you assess your vocabulary strengths and weaknesses. look for other sources of vocabulary growth: software. study the answers. You have shown your commitment by purchasing this book. audio and online courses. The more comfortable you are with the question format and the more familiar you are with the range of sentence completion types. and books. such as ennui or angst. and watch your ability to solve sentence completions increase. but not so well on foreign words.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. (Are you weak on cause-and-effect questions?) In addition to this book. the easier the verbal or reading section of your test will be. First. 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. One helpful resource is LearningExpress’s Vocabulary and Spelling Success in 20 Minutes a Day. to spot and disregard wrong answer choices. For example. which helps boost your vocabulary and your verbal test scores. you will learn. Now what you need to do is complete each exercise. Good luck! xiii . You will get used to identifying the relationships of words within a sentence.
and by the time she got home she was ______. a. She hadn’t eaten all day. verbosity c. blissful 2. blighted b. vocalizations d. The movie offended many of the parents of its younger viewers by including unnecessary ______ in the dialogue. confutative c. ostentatious e. tonality 1 . ravenous d.Chapter 1 1. vulgarity b. a. garishness e.
restorative e. tolerable c. expunge 6. insentient b. necessitate e. lamente e. punctual d. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 3. striated 7. creating a shimmering effect. Candace would ______ her little sister into an argument by teasing her and calling her names. His neighbors found his ______ manner bossy and irritating. recombinant c. a. Steven is always ______ about showing up for work because he feels that tardiness is a sign of irresponsibility. a. titillated b. and they stopped inviting him to backyard barbeques. belligerent 5. reparatory d. reciprocate 2 . The dress Ariel wore ______ with small. legible b. literal e. a. maximize b. magisterial c. enthralled e. a. reiterate d. perforate d. Being able to afford this luxury car will ______ getting a better- paying job. modest 4. provoke c. scintillated d. advocate b. reiterated c. glassy beads.
proclaimed c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 8. I have no choice but to penalize you if it is not done on time. predilection b. numeric b. I had the ______ experience of sitting next to an over-talkative passenger on my ﬂight home from Brussels. satisfactory b. a(n) ______ writer. infusion 3 . abetted d. Prince Phillip had to choose: marry the woman he loved and ______ his right to the throne. abdicate d. extol 12. winnow e. a. sanctioned e. reprimand b. volition e. If you will not do your work of your own ______. solicited 9. Levina unknowingly ______ the thief by holding open the elevator doors and ensuring his escape. obstinate c. coercion c. proliﬁc e. a. upbraid c. or marry Lady Fiona and inherit the crown. commendable c. generic 10. entertained audiences by writing many tragic and comic plays. dutiful d. excursion d. coerced b. a. a. a. acute 11. galling d. acceptable e. Shakespeare.
food-encrusted dishes became ______. inferior b. emphatic 14. a. perforated e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 13. keen c. ductile e. Krystyna spotted a trio of deer on the hillside and she reduced the speed of her car. clandestine d. a. enterprising d. chivalrous e. fetid 15. hospitable b. With her ______ eyesight. imposing d. laconic e. the reporter was not invited to return to the White House pressroom. After sitting in the sink for several days. conspiratorial 4 . the dirty. itinerant c. irreverent 16. fastidious c. After making ______ remarks to the President. quaint b. 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. malodorous b. a. prevalent c. a. impressionable d.
his life was very lonely and he died alone. a. malevolence c. stereotypical d. maudlin b. acquitted b. called for a military state in the hopes of restoring order. “If you know about a crime but don’t report it. meritorious c. declamation e. subversion b. impartial 18. a. steadfast c. tenuous d. inversion 21. schematic 19. jaundiced b.” a. plausible e. preference 5 . sentimental e. reciprocation d. infusion e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 17. a. With a(n) ______ grin. you are ______ in that crime because you allowed it to happen. the boy quickly slipped the candy into his pocket without his mother’s knowledge. a. fearing a ______ of their power. The story’s bitter antagonist felt such great ______ for all of the other characters that as a result. insurgence b. nulliﬁed 20. predilection d. precarious d. nefarious c. complicit e. Her ______ display of tears at work did not impress her new boss. Johan argued. The authorities. who felt she should try to control her emotions. premonition c.
preeminent d. supplicant c. impertinent b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 22. indisputable 6 . hirsute b. indispensable b. indiscriminate c. Kym was ______ in choosing her friends. plaintive d. a. bankruptcy b. kaleidoscopic 24. Wedding ceremonies often include the exchange of ______ rings to symbolize the couple’s promises to each other. a. kleptomania e. deciduous e. acrimonious c. novice d. a. The ______ weather patterns of the tropical island meant tourists had to carry both umbrellas and sunglasses. It is difﬁcult to believe that charging 20% on an outstanding credit card balance isn’t ______! a. votive 25. commensurate d. ﬂagrancy 23. so her parties were attended by vastly different and sometimes bizarre personalities. illustrative e. propulsive e. usury c.
) means irritating. or exasperating. c. 3. 16.) means to formally relinquish or surrender power. usually an act of wrongdoing. urge. putrid. To scintillate (v. 13. to call forth a feeling or action. b. c. or responsibility. c. creating a shimmering effect.) means accord. d. ofﬁce. 6. a.) means abundantly creative. d. an act or exercise of will. 9.) means having a foul-smelling odor. Volition (n. Galling (adj. To abet (v. having strength of perception. Proliﬁc (adj. Punctual (adj.) means to assist.) means having a foul or offensive odor. 12. 11. 7. c. 7 . c. encourage.) means to emit or send forth sparks or little ﬂashes of light. a. Ravenous (adj. 10.) means to make necessary. Malodorous (adj.) means lacking respect or seriousness. 8.) means being extremely sensitive or responsive. To abdicate (v. especially as a result. To provoke (v. d. To necessitate (v.) is to incite anger or resentment. c. b. Fetid (adj. Magisterial (adj.) means overbearing or offensively self-assured. 5. Irreverent (adj. 14.) means offensive speech or conduct.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 1. annoying. e. 4. to sparkle. 2.) means extremely hungry. 15. e.) means arriving exactly on time. Keen (adj. Vulgarity (n. or aid. not reverent. b.
20. haphazard. b.) means participating in or associated with a questionable act or a crime. Votive (adj. 19. Subversion (n. as from the foundation. Malevolence (n. a.) is the lending of money at exorbitant interest rates.) means wicked.501 Sentence Completion Questions 17. Usury (n. or evil. Complicit (adj.) means not discriminating or choosing randomly. e. a. hate. Nefarious (adj. b. d. vicious. e. without distinction.) means an overthrow.) means dedicated by a vow. Maudlin (adj. 21.) means continually changing or quickly shifting. b. 23. Indiscriminate (adj. Kaleidoscopic (adj.) means ill will or malice toward others. b. 22.) means excessively and weakly sentimental or tearfully emotional. 24. 18. 8 . 25.
Phillip’s ______ tone endeared him to his comical friends. Brian’s pale Irish skin was ______ to burn if he spent too much time in the sun. earnest e. but irritated his serious father. aloof b. daunted 9 . eminent d. conservative 27. a. grave d. jesting c.Chapter 2 26. a. prone b. erect e. urbane c.
encroached b. a. prescribe b. converge e. redundant e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 28. reﬂective c. alienate d. Over the years the Wilsons slowly ______ upon the Jacksons’ property. rogue c. valiant 31. teemed 30. dormant d. jettisoned c. a. Susan attempted to ______ his family members about his recent shopping excursions. Joline is now reading a novel about slavery in the ______ South. antebellum e. onerous 29. probe c. droll d. Mary became ______ at typing because she practiced every day for six months. A fan of historical ﬁction. To ﬁnd out what her husband bought for her birthday. conjoined d. revere 10 . a. a. proﬁcient b. repudiated e. decorous b. moving the stone markers that divided their lots farther and farther onto the Jacksons’ land.
Such a ______ violation of school policy should be punished by nothing less than expulsion. a. premature c. His suit of armor made the knight ______ to his enemy’s attack. unhallowed d. a. With all of the recent negative events in her life. depleted 33. morose 36. gullible e. she felt ______ forces must be at work. nominal e. raucous d. jovial b. malignant d. corrupt b. and he was able to escape safely to his castle.501 Sentence Completion Questions 32. static e. punctilious e. invulnerable d. stealthy c. sardonic e. vulnerable b. Juan’s friends found him in a ______ mood after he learned he would be homecoming king. a. imprudent 34. ﬂagrant c. a. fuel-efﬁcient car is a ______ purchase for a recent college graduate. churlish c. judicious 35. tedious c. a. copious b. antecedent 11 . Choosing a small. resurgent b. paltry d.
tantamount 38. synthesis 41. Pam had a tendency to ______. ponder d. which always put her further behind. a. a. pitiless d. dedicate b. rejuvenate c. tactful d. which won the Pulitzer Prize. trecherous b. a. bemused b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 37. jubilant c. metamorphosis d. excel e. harbinger b. apogee c. taboo 40. a. Racha’s glance was a ______ invitation to speak later in private about events of the meeting. tacit e. She reached the ______ of her career with her fourth novel. prosaic c. dictum e. somber b. procrastinate 39. ebullient e. a. When her schoolwork got to be too much. The ______ townspeople celebrated the soldier’s return to his home by adorning trees with yellow ribbons and balloons. cunning e. unsullied 12 . The ______ rumors did a great deal of damage even though they turned out to be false. scintillating c. apocryphal d.
a. recitative 44. The busy. Kendrick’s talent ______ under the tutelage of Anya Kowalonek. credible d. The governor-elect was hounded by a group of ______ lobbyists and others hoping to gain favor with her administration. saccharine 43. bantered b. which was equally atrocious. abstruse c. malleable e. embellished e. ﬂourished d. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 42. epitome c. The mock graduation ceremony—with a trained skunk posing as the college president—was a complete ______ that offended many college ofﬁcials. quintessence d. a. bleak c. a. ______ fabric of the clown’s tie matched his oversized jacket. travesty e. fawning e. facetious b. magnanimous d. colluded 13 . touted c. mottled b. who as a young woman had been the most accomplished pianist in her native Lithuania. communicable 45. tempest b.
dominion c. activist e. calculation e. placate e. ensue d. endow 49. censured b. The soldiers received a military ______ to inspect all their vehicles before traveling. a. The children were ______ by the seemingly nonsensical clues until Kinan pointed out that the messages were in code. Romeo is a hero able to capture the audience’s sympathy by continually professing his love for Juliet. a. enigma c. nostalgia 50. a. propriety d. mandate 14 . conﬂuence c. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 46. striated c. ﬂummoxed 47. facade d. a. warrant c. compunction e. wreak b. I have always admired Seymour’s ______. affectation d. I’ve never seen him rattled by anything. protagonist b. aplomb b. allotment b. catechist 48. As the ______ in Romeo and Juliet. feigned d. The chess master promised to ______ havoc upon his opponent’s pawns for taking his bishop. prevaricated e.
35. joking. sensible.) means being wise or prudent. To probe (v. e. 32. Jesting (adj. a. marked with the spirit of jolly merriment. Flagrant (adj. especially the American Civil War.) means well versed in any business or branch of learning. false. Proﬁcient (adj.) means characterized by making jests.) means conspicuously and outrageously bad. 15 . ﬁctitious. c. b. 27. showing good judgment. a.) means belonging to the period before a war. tentatively survey. c.) is to examine thoroughly. 38. 33. Prone (adj. Jovial (adj. to advance beyond proper or formal limits. c. unassailable or invincible. d.) means to gradually or stealthily take the rights or possessions of another. a.) means of questionable authenticity or doubtful authority. b.) means disposed to cause distress or inﬂict suffering intentionally. 30. playful. adept. Antebellum (adj. Apocryphal (adj. 29. To procrastinate (v. a.) is to put off from day to day.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 26. Judicious (adj. b. Invulnerable (adj. offensive. To encroach (v. 37. 28. 31. trespass.) means a tendency or inclination to something. 36. e. Malignant (adj.) means showing hearty good cheer. an injurious inﬁltration.) means incapable of being damaged or wounded. 34. or reprehensible. inclining to produce death.
or inﬂuence. e.) is to confuse. to grow luxuriously. To ﬂourish (v. d. 48. a. obsequious.) means rejoicing.) means blotched or spotted with different colors or shades. 46. prosper. perplex.) means to inﬂict. b. 44. Tacit (adj. ingratiating displays of affection. d. 45. excellence. Mottled (adj. comfort or whatever is desirable.) means unspoken yet understood.) means a parody. a. c. 16 . as a revenge or punishment. 41. Mandate (n. Jubilant (adj. composure. Apogee (n. To ﬂummox (v. 49. or servile compliance.) means attempting to win favor or attention by excessive ﬂattery. a grotesque imitation with the intent to ridicule. Aplomb (n. A protagonist (n. increase in wealth.501 Sentence Completion Questions 39.) is the main character in a drama. Fawning (adj. 50.) is a command or authoritative instruction. to fare well. especially under strain. expressing joyfulness. the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the body it is orbiting. poise. Travesty (n. a. 43. culmination. 42. honor. e. to make bold. exulting. 47.) is (of artists) to be in a state of high productivity.) means the highest or farthest point. thrive.) is self-assurance. c. a. 40. To wreak (v. b. sweeping movements. bewilder.
Chapter 3 51. sentimental d. senile 52. static e. fetter 17 . antiquate b. trivialize c. rant d. a. placate e. sentient c. As ______ beings we live each day conscious of our shortcomings and victories. sensational b. a. The curious crowd gathered to watch the irate customer ______ about the poor service he received in the restaurant.
charismatic c. a. platitude b. Ron didn’t know the rules of rugby. The ______ sound of the radiator as it released steam became an increasingly annoying distraction. a. martyr 56. My ancestor who lost his life in the Revolutionary War was a ______ for American independence. nonconformist e. It is helpful for salesmen to develop a good ______ with their customers in order to gain their trust. revelation 55. conviction c. exceptional d. scintillating c. a. reactionary c. tribute e. sinuous e. a. sibilant b. ire d. juncture d. enigma e. compatriot d. a. acclamation b. negligent 54. burdensome b. boastful e. rapport c. diverting d. scurrilous 57.501 Sentence Completion Questions 53. knave b. but he could tell by the crowd’s reaction that it was a critical ______ in the game. disinclination 18 . The man’s ______ driving resulted in a four-car pile-up on the freeway.
tensile 60. a. reserved 19 . mutual d. heedless b. fortuitous e. a. timid e. mimetic d. David’s ______ entrance on stage disrupted the scene and caused the actors to ﬂub their lines. quaint 61. In such a small ofﬁce setting. gangling b. lithe d. manifold e. the ofﬁce manager found he had ______ responsibilities that required knowledge in a variety of different topics. complementary c. candid b. abject e. provincial c. a. arable d. The ______ seventh-grader towered over the other players on his basketball team. precise c. a. studious c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 58. untimely b. The settlers found an ideal location with plenty of ______ land for farming and a mountain stream for fresh water and irrigation. correlative 59.
a. a. darken c. starling b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 62. Carson was at ﬁrst ﬂattered by the ______ of his new colleagues. bountiful e. hatchling 20 . The ______ deer stuck close to its mother when venturing out into the open ﬁeld. retinue 63. judgmental c. justify b. not his accomplishments. foundling c. Searching frantically to ﬁnd the hidden jewels. nominal b. it is possible to upgrade from regular gasoline to premium. rapport e. For a(n) ______ fee. yearling d. existential d. reprisal b. the thieves proceeded to ______ the entire house. jovial 64. bulwark d. a. a. begrudging e. glorify 65. but he soon realized that their admiration rested chieﬂy on his connections. ransack e. amplify d. adulation c.
a. liquefaction 69. butter. hindrance c. permeated e. coerced b. ﬂagrant c. futile 21 . Through ______. temptation e. decadence d. undulated b. Jackson’s poor typing skills were a ______ to ﬁnding employment at the nearby ofﬁce complex. canon 68. delineated 67. impasse b. The defendant claimed that he was innocent and that his confession was ______. The police ofﬁcer ______ the crowd to step back from the ﬁre so that no one would get hurt. a. beneﬁt b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 66. the chef created a creamy sauce by combining brown sugar. stagnated d. a. obscurity c. and cinnamon in a pan and cooking them over medium-high heat. diversion e. a. terse d. enjoined c. benign e. partiality d.
The rebel spies were charged with ______ and put on trial. amphibious d. plethora c. Calvin reached the ______ of his career in his early thirties when he became president and CEO of a software company. d. guileful e. forensic 73. muniﬁcent b. a. e. a. voracious e. zenith 74. Keith was ______ in his giving to friends and charities throughout the year. c. Harvey was discouraged that his visa application was ______ due to his six convictions. prodigal b. b. nocturne e. portly c. not just during the holidays. lethargic b. a. equivocal d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 70. nulliﬁed d. a. segregated e. Although I’d asked a simple “yes” or “no” question. irate c. zephyr b. immeasurable c. aggravated 71. harrowing 22 . vale d. a. sedition attrition interaction reiteration perdition 72. Irfan’s reply was ______. and I didn’t know how to interpret it.
a. inquisition 23 . honorarium c. interpretation e. The high-proﬁle company CEO was given an ______ for speaking at the monthly meeting of the area business leaders’ society.501 Sentence Completion Questions 75. expiation b. inoculation d.
b. Untimely (adj. 55. 57. e. one who suffers constantly. A martyr (n.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 51. Nominal (adj. Negligent (adj. virtually nothing. to plunder. such as a life. multiple. conscious. especially one that is at a critical point. 60.) means many and varied. lanky. Juncture (n. b. ﬁt for plowing and farming productively.) means awkward. for a cause or principle. c. 52. a. Manifold (adj. 59. 64. a.) means small. or unusually tall and thin.) is a relationship that is useful and harmonious. 62. a victim.) means suitable for cultivation. 61. c. 54. a.) means happening before the proper time. or much below the actual value of a thing.) means strong or excessive admiration or praise. A rapport (n. e. 53.) means characterized by a hissing sound.) means to thoroughly search. Adulation (n.) means possessing the power of sense or sense- perception. of many kinds. c. having a careless manner.) means to speak loudly or violently. b. Sentient (adj. To rant (v. Gangling (adj.) is a point of time. Arable (adj. 63. d. 58. Sibilant (adj. 56. a. 24 . To ransack (v.) is one who sacriﬁces something of supreme value. d. fawning ﬂattery. pillage.) means to habitually lack in giving proper care or attention.
to compel. a state of being hindered.) means to issue an order or command.) means resistance. threats. To nullify (v. Hindrance (n. 25 .) means to make invalid or nonexistent. a cause of being prevented or impeded. Liquefaction (n. b. b.) is an impediment or obstruction. conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state. a. Zenith (n. 72.501 Sentence Completion Questions 65. a. c.) is to force to do through pressure. Honorarium (n.) is the process of liquefying a solid or making a liquid. Sedition (n. To coerce (v. Muniﬁcent (adj. e. Equivocal (adj.) means open to two or more interpretations. a. insurrection. c. 75. 71. A yearling (n.) means the highest point of any path or course. 74.) means extremely generous or liberal in giving. 73. uncertain.) is payment or reward for services for which payment is not usually required. To enjoin (v. 68. 66. open to question. e. 67. b. to direct or impose with authority. or intimidation. 69. 70. ambiguous and often intended to mislead. lavish. c.) is a young animal past its ﬁrst year but not yet two years old.
a. Sheila’s grueling hike included passing through numerous ______. ﬁlibustered 77. engendered d. e. he always ______ the possessions of others. c. Zachary was doomed to a miserable life. coveted e. a. d. for no matter how much he had. b. terrariums neoprene jurisdictions ravines belfries 27 . exalted c.Chapter 4 76. protracted b.
dogmatic 79. With sunscreen and a good book. belligerent b. demure d. The toy store’s extensive inventory offered a ______ of toys from baby items to video games for teenagers. stagnant c. motif 81. a. volatile e. staid b. a. Because he was so ______. speculative 80. ensconced b. burrow d. expelled d. nimble c. sustained c. lexicon c. a. sterile e. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 78. gamut e. auspicious d. the athlete was able to complete the obstacle course in record time. April ______ by the pool in her lounge chair while the children swam. lolled 28 . transcended e. The college professor was known on campus as a ______ character—bland but harmless and noble in his ideals. manifold b.
difﬁdence d. Tired of hearing the child whine for more candy. NaQuan had a terrible habit of boasting so much about his smallest accomplishments that his ______ became renowned throughout the small college campus. dauntless e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 82. mordant 84. detractor d. avaricious c. epiphany e. Only a small number of people in the audience laughed at the comic’s ______ sense of humor. mockery 83. the babysitter ﬁnally ______ and offered him a piece of chocolate. while the rest found him to be too sarcastic. He has long been a(n) ______ of year-round school. believing it would signiﬁcantly improve learning and ease the burden on working parents. relented b. rendered d. levity c. a. placated e. connoisseur 85. timidity c. venturous d. abated c. tempestuousness e. advocate b. a. a. consequential b. a. vainglory b. enumerated 29 .
summary c. Dogs growl and show their teeth in an attempt to ______ the animal or person they perceive as a threat. deferential e. Much to my surprise. garrison 90. primal 89. my teenage daughter was ______ to the idea of going out with me on Friday night instead of with her friends. a. a. The battalion’s ______ was a well-fortiﬁed structure near the enemy lines. appease 87. villa d. vigor 88. The ______ instinct of a watchdog is to attack strangers who enter its home.501 Sentence Completion Questions 86. parody b. amenable 30 . cow d. impartial c. melancholy e. judicious b. a. vinculum e. torpor d. labyrinth b. a. partisan d. Sabine observed the slug’s ______. contrite b. pragmatic d. intimate c. waylay c. insight e. its barely discernible movement in the tank. a. In biology class. bolster b. prescience c. exacerbate e.
mandate b. a. degenerate c. stipulate e. pliant b. reprove b. extricate e. broach 31 . factious d. d. jolt bristle chine quirt hearth 95. Oliver was unable to ______ himself from the difﬁculties he had caused by forging the documents. verdant c. innocuous 93.501 Sentence Completion Questions 91. oust d. b. bland e. a. a. a. causing crates of lobsters to topple and fall into the ocean. Nina called the humane society when she saw her neighbor ______ his dog. gray winter we had spent in the city. triﬂe b. forebode c. maltreat d. a. list d. The enormous waves forced the lobster boat to ______ heavily to the starboard side. peruse 94. c. Walking through the ______ forest in spring was a welcome escape from the cold. Meredith used the ______ to steer the horse and keep him in line. disseminate 92. e. expedite e. pique c.
Marvin’s ______ prevented him from ﬁnishing his work and was evidenced in his large phone bills. decadence d. terminus c. The ______ of our expedition was still so far away that I felt we would never get there. a. speculation d. compendious d. dungeon 97. apex e. Lou knew he would have to study hard in medical school and work long hours to gain experience and skill. mediate 98. palpitate d. freshwater b. depreciation e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 96. improvident 99. prosper e. a. heroism c. If he expected to ______ as a doctor. gelid c. nadir b. subsidiary e. a. loquacity b. Doc Wilson grew up in Florida and was not prepared to face the ______ climate of the Alaskan winter. a. palliate c. rescission 32 . perpetrate b.
The graph clearly showed the company reaching the ______ in proﬁts during the 1980s when the economy was in a boom period. quiescence e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 100. a. narthex b. vertex 33 . gullet c. gamut d.
b. 78.) means bitingly sarcastic or harshly caustic. 81. 80.) means primary. Primal (adj. or act lazily or indolently. d.) means of a steady and sober character.) means extreme sluggishness. e. To loll (v. e. 86.) is an entire range or a whole series. any military post.) is a deep narrow canyon. 77. e. Mordant (adj. lounge.) is a fort or outpost where troops are stationed. pretentious.) means excessive. 34 . c. Torpor (n. a.) is one who argues for a cause. 82. To covet (v. A garrison (n. a. Nimble (adj. one who pleads on another’s behalf. d. A gamut (n. To relent (v.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 76. 87.) means to yield or comply. Vainglory (n. dullness. c. 89. to be agile.) is to lean. 84. 85. An advocate (n. frighten with threats or show of force. To cow (v. A ravine (n. 88. lethargy or apathy.) is to wish or long for. the ﬁrst in order or the original. a supporter or defender. 79. recline. primitive. e. to feel immoderate desire for that which belongs to another. a. d.) is quick and light in movement. a. and demonstrative vanity.) is to intimidate. Staid (adj. prudently reserved and colorless. 83.
b. Verdant (adj. 98.) means to treat poorly. The terminus (n) is the ﬁnal point or goal.) is talkativeness. e. possessing a cold or unfriendly manner. willing. b. Gelid (adj. c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 90.) means green with vegetation. the state of continual talking. d. 94. d.) is a riding whip with a short handle and braided rawhide leash. accountable. 97. 95.) means disposed or willing to comply. disengage. the apex or summit. 91. e. responsible to a higher authority. responsive. c.) means icy or extremely cold. d. Amenable (adj.) means the highest point of anything. A quirt (n.) (related to a vessel) is to incline or to cause to lean to one side. Loquacity (n. 100. To maltreat (v.) means to be successful. 35 . To extricate (v. 93. 99. abuse. the ﬁnal stop on a transportation line. 96.) is to release from an entanglement or difﬁculty. 92. Vertex (n. To prosper (v. a. b. To list (v.
penchant c. perpetuity b. anomaly 37 . conformation e. fortitude 102. Victor Frankenstein’s creature was a(n) ______. maxim d. Amie agrees with the ______ that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. mercenary e. a. itinerant b. a. anathema c.Chapter 5 101. detested by everyone he met. cosmopolitan d.
malicious 38 . a. Ariana was outstanding as the moderator. aversion 105. a. tirade e. Lauren’s ______ features. detriment b. prowess d. rogue e. bravado d. ﬁnesse b. she handled the intensely heated debate with great ______. savvy b. polemic c. heresy 106. afﬂuent c. guile b. a. a. pinnacle c. universal e. what you ﬁrst noticed about her. The class endured a loud and lengthy ______ by the teacher on the subject of submitting written work on time. diplomatically and tactfully keeping the conversation fair and on track. dark eyes. oligarchy d. Jack Nicholson was at the ______ of his career when he received the Oscar for Best Actor. repose 104. predominant d. pretentiousness c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 103. were her stunning black hair and large. succor e.
b. universality d. conjure e. The new political candidate refused to print ______ about her aggressive opponent. a. rendition d. e. dispensation b. a. a. tiresome fearsome awesome gleesome wholesome 109. encumber 108.501 Sentence Completion Questions 107. compunction 110. c. infuse c. but that did not stop him from printing lies about her. garrulity e. misnomer b. libel e. assignation c. Must we be subjected to your ______ complaints all day long? a. d. Whenever Tom and I would argue he would ______ with his hands and body to accentuate his point. interject b. gesticulate d. Grace felt her name was truly a ______. benevolence 39 . Awkwardly tall and prone to tripping over her own feet. preoccupation c.
reparation b. preposterous 40 . a. a. Although the villagers’ lives were profoundly different from her own. In the famous balcony scene. It was ______ to think that it could possibly snow in the middle of the desert. afﬁnity c. eroding d. exigency e. philosophical c. extols c. injunction d. sanctions b. sneer b. analogy 112. preventative e. Sometimes late at night Sharon would gaze joyfully at her children as they slept and ______ in their innocence. Romeo ______ Juliet’s beauty in one of the most romantic soliloquies ever written. ostracize c. advantageous b. repudiate e. fetters 114. beguiles e. revel d. peruses d. Jing-Mae felt a deep ______ for the people when she served in the Peace Corps. a. antiquate 113.501 Sentence Completion Questions 111. a.
The surgeon placed a ______ on the femoral artery to bind it during the long and exhausting surgery. ligature b. extend e. extol d. disapprobation d. a. a. doctrine c. glean c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 115. it was obvious that Seth lacked even a ______ of good sense. degeneration 117. diversion c. a. submission e. synopsis e. By sheer ______ force. Based on his recent poor decisions. premise d. suave e. ignore b. contentious 118. modicum 41 . the men pushed the truck to the side of the road and out of danger. the reporter would eavesdrop on the Mayor’s conversations in order to ______ any information that could make headlines. debasement b. persnickety c. narrate 116. virile b. a. Every evening at the restaurant. meticulous d.
the students elected a faculty member to serve as a(n) ______.501 Sentence Completion Questions 119. a. maverick b. extorted 42 . a. retired d. transpired c. To settle the dispute. blithesome d. pristine e. proliﬁc e. dystopia c. amicable 121. amicable e. pliable 122. The events of the evening ______ without difﬁculty despite the lack of planning on the part of the host. euphoric c. ardent 123. facile b. nonplussed d. endogenous b. obsolete c. The ______ newspaper accounts of the city scandal caused some readers to question the truth of the stories. ensured e. arbiter d. a. lurid b. Justin’s ______ solution to the problem revealed that he did not spend much time considering the consequences. expired b. a. The ______ man with amnesia was unable to recognize where he was. ﬁduciary e. resilient d. martyr 120. a. vivacious c.
jostled c. demise 125. composite b. allusion e. prerogative d. a. eloquence c. glowered d. Carlos ______ at them through the restaurant’s front window.501 Sentence Completion Questions 124. skulked 43 . emulated e. It is every American person’s ______ to live the life he or she chooses. After the boisterous customers left the café without tipping. interjected b. a.
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101. c. Maxim (n.) is an established principle or a general truth, often a
condensed version of a practical truth.
102. b. An anathema (n.) is one who is detested or shunned; one who is
cursed or damned; a curse or vehement denunciation; a formal ban, curse, or excommunication.
103. b. A pinnacle (n.) is the highest level or degree available. 104. a. Finesse (n.) is the subtle, skillful handling of a situation,
diplomacy, tact; reﬁned or delicate performance or execution.
105. d. A tirade (n.) is a long and blusterous speech given especially
when the speaker is denouncing someone or something.
106. c. Predominant (adj.) means most dominant, common, or frequent;
to have surpassing power, inﬂuence, or authority.
107. c. To gesticulate (v.) means to use gestures or make motions;
express through motion, especially while speaking.
108. a. Tiresome (adj.) means causing to be weary. 109. d. Libel (n.) is defamatory writing; misrepresentative publication
(writing, pictures, signs) that damages a person’s reputation.
110. a. Misnomer (n.) is a misnaming of a person or place; a wrong or
111. b. An afﬁnity (n.) is a natural attraction or liking; a feeling of
kinship, connection or closeness, similarity; relationship by marriage.
112. c. To revel (v.) is to take great pleasure or delight. 113. b. To extol (v.) means to praise highly, exalt, glorify.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 114. e. Preposterous (adj.) means contrary to common sense or utterly
115. b. To glean (v.) means to gather or collect slowly; to learn or
discover bit by bit.
116. a. A ligature (n.) is something that ties or binds up, such as a
bandage, wire, or cord.
117. a. Virile (adj.) means having masculine strength; vigorous or
118. e. Modicum (n.) is a small or token amount. 119. c. An arbiter (n.) is one selected or appointed to judge or decide a
disputed issue, an arbitrator; someone with the power to settle matters at will.
120. a. Lurid (adj.) means glaringly sensational or vivid; shocking. 121. c. Nonplussed (adj.) means greatly perplexed, ﬁlled with
122. a. Facile (adj.) means arrived at or achieved with little difﬁculty or
effort, thus lacking depth, superﬁcial; performing or speaking effectively with effortless ease and ﬂuency, adroit, eloquent.
123. b. To transpire (v.) means to come to pass, to occur. 124. c. Prerogative (n.) means an exclusive or special right or privilege. 125. c. To glower (v.) means to stare angrily or sullenly, to look intently
with anger or dislike.
rogue b. naïve b. guise e. pariah d.Chapter 6 126. Kinnel’s re-election is being threatened by a growing ______ of disgruntled union members. boastful d. a. a. panoramic e. People often referred to Noelle as ______ because she trusted everyone and even slept with her doors unlocked. anathema 47 . elated 127. elevated c. faction c.
The peasants passed their weary days in much ______ and little comfort. articulate c. a. plethora 130. discourteous 131. modulation b. premeditated d. terminus d. archaic c. termagant e. dissidence e. assertion 48 . impetuous 132. renown c. travail d. repose 129. macabre d. virtuoso d. preparatory b. a. Lyasia is a ______ of the clarinet. causing squeamish visitors to scream. The concert audience was frustrated by the poor ______ of the sounds coming from the speakers. novice c. a. the new rule would be ______ because he would never change his mind. pertinence b. The haunted house displayed ______ scenes in every room.501 Sentence Completion Questions 128. exile e. The children knew that once their father made his decision. she has performed solos with many orchestras and bands around the world. a. neophyte b. recrimination c. irrevocable b. a. serried e. precocious e.
staunch e. eloquent d. discreet b. renege b. begrudge c. industrious b. a. vaunt 134. corrosive c. unguent e. prudent c. fusillade c. With an ______ blow of the whistle.501 Sentence Completion Questions 133. triad b. malcontent e. enviable 135. precarious d. parcel d. a. pungent 49 . dichotomy e. solecism 136. Please don’t ______ me my success—I’ve worked hard to earn this promotion! a. The candidate’s inappropriately sexist remark was met with a ______ of denunciations from the angry crowd. stupendous 137. ofﬁcious e. the meddling parent interrupted the game to reiterate the rules of the tournament. The medicine man applied a sweet smelling ______ to the young brave’s wounds. The ______ employee decided to complain publicly about the unacceptable working conditions. excise d. bastion b. a. illustrious c. mélange d. a.
The internist decided to treat the ______ with medication. pretentious c. surreptitious d. The ______ nature of the song is supposed to be reminiscent of shepherds calling to their ﬂocks at night. pertinent 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. lamentable e. nonchalance 50 . sincere c. a. malady b. inalienable 139. incorrigible d. a. repository e. missive d. endemic c. adorable b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 138. abject e. vocative b. preternatural e. synonymous d. The judge dismissed the extraneous evidence because it was not ______ to the trial. inane 140. demure 141. nonentity c. but also recommended rest and proper nutrition. a. a.
a. ﬂouted e. lauded 144. surmised c. expedition b. pilgrimage d. The defense attorney’s choice of words ______ that there were other possible versions of the crime. preempted 51 . Ted’s enthusiasm for becoming a professional drum player ______ when he realized he would have to practice several hours a day. repast e. pervaded b. deranged d. imposed e. waned c. intimation 143.501 Sentence Completion Questions 142. raddle c. but the jury was unconvinced. empower 145. a. Sometimes my grandmother would ______ all different types of thread so she could include more colors in the clothes she sewed. daunt b. jaunt c. garnered e. precluded d. The castaway’s hut was ______ by the natives curious to see who the intruder was upon their island. beset b. thrush e. ensconced 146. scrabble d. It was such a beautiful day that I decided to go for a ______ on my bike down to the local park. a. a. insinuated c. waxed b. a. discounted d.
steadfast b. pristine e. Some would say Muzak is a(n) ______ form of music. fortuitous 149. arable b. The teacher was dismissed for the ______ act of helping his students cheat on the exam. volatile d. principle e. a. a. unconscionable d. composure d. which she performed with ease. The reformed criminal could not forget his guilty past. disparaging 52 . perdition b. tact c. exemplary 148. veracity 150. sneering e. The ______ yoga instructor waited patiently for her students to ﬁnd the proper pose. pivotal e. a. cosmopolitan d. meritorious c. degenerate c. a kind of background noise designed to be heard but not listened to. unabashed b. he was in a living state of ______.501 Sentence Completion Questions 147. a. lissome c.
) means lacking worldly experience. possessing a childlike innocence or simplicity.) means marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others.) means hard or agonizing labor. An unguent (n. 134. Travail (n. Virtuoso (n.) means dissatisﬁed. a rebel. b. a rapid discharge of ﬁrearms. c. a. Modulation (n. A faction (n. conﬂict within an organization. To begrudge (v. internal dissension. uneasy or discontent.) means a master in the technique of some particular ﬁne art. horrible. 128. nation. acting in unison in opposition to the larger group. 131. 130. d. usually a minority. Malcontent (adj. b.) means irreversible. not able to be revoked or recalled. c. c. 137.) is any soothing or healing ointment or lubricant for local application. Naïve (adj. to give or allow with reluctance. 129. unofﬁcial. or gruesome. Irrevocable (adj. d.) means to envy the possession or enjoyment of. a.) is a barrage. A fusillade (n. or other group. 135.) means ghastly. such as in music or radio waves.) a regulation by or adjustment to a certain measure. 133. d. a. 127. Ofﬁcious (adj. b. 53 .) is a group or clique within a larger group. 132. Macabre (adj. simultaneously or in rapid succession. 136.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 126.
impervious to change. b. Malady (n. a. To beset (v. 145. unscrupulous. Degenerate (adj.) means having declined in quality or value. a. 149. 148. 150. 141. 146. A jaunt (n.) means to surround on all sides. moving or bending easily or limber.) means to diminish in intensity or size.) means applicable.) means bad to the point of being beyond correction. uncontrollable. Incorrigible (adj. b. 144. to annoy or harass persistently. to degrade. usually related to the body. To raddle (v.) means not restrained by conscience. a. a. related to the subject matter at hand.) means pertaining to the act of calling. b. to intertwine. 140. b. Lissome (adj.) means to twist together.) is a disease or disorder. 142. 139.501 Sentence Completion Questions 138. Pertinent (adj. a. b. Vocative (adj. c. reduced from a former or original state.) the most modern use of the word means eternal damnation. To wane (v. To insinuate (v. to decorate with jewels. Perdition (n. 54 .) is usually a short journey taken for pleasure. to intimate. 147.) is to hint or suggest.) means lithe or lithesome. 143. or a hell. b. c. Unconscionable (adj.
riddled d. Because it had been worn and washed so often. ogling c. emulated e. congregated 55 . a.Chapter 7 151. circulated c. brooding b. Linus’s favorite t- shirt was tattered and ______ with holes. When we ﬁrst meet Romeo. a. he is ______ over his unrequited love for Rosaline. groveling 152. meandering d. embellishing e. salvaged b.
voracious c. wherever the demand for qualiﬁed workers took them. relinquish e. a. irritating 155. capricious e. capitulate d. eradicating d. Sick and tired of her boring job. dissipating b. irresolute c. undulating c. wrangle 157. tactile d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 153. Henley’s ______ remarks about my presentation did not bother me because I knew I’d done a good job. peremptory 56 . parietal e. variegate c. striate b. The way my father likes to ______with any salesperson to see if he can bargain for a lower price is embarrassing. objurgating e. alleviate 156. a. Eels swim using a rapid ______ motion that propels them through the water. derogatory b. a. a. laconic b. negate d. ponder b. amiable 154. The ______ construction crew built large new buildings all over the East Coast. teem e. Cecilia began to ______ what it would be like to quit. a. itinerant d. disengage c.
she went on to be a distinguished member of a well-respected acting company. The CEO’s large expense accounts proved she was a ______ spender with the company’s money. underrated b. ineffectual c. injurious b. The young. endemic 161. insolvent 159. a. a. fraudulent b. thin boy surprised his wrestling opponent with his ______ strength. Daniela found the unchanging rhythm of the musical piece to be annoyingly ______. placated d. recusant b. pretentious e. wiry c. interred 57 . frolicsome d. berated c. monotonous c. a. The new actress’s talents were severely ______ by the local critics. a. irreverent d. liberal d. dissuaded e. coherent e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 158. redolent 160. malignant e.
she was referred to an ______ specialist for a diagnosis. erratic d. appalling c. martyr c. psychological 164. caustic e. Charlie’s ______ behavior made it clear that he had been highly educated in matters of etiquette. a. Staring at the ______ crystal blue water of the sea. To hide his insecurity. irksome 165. a. wraith 163. Eileen thought she had never seen anything so beautiful. decorous b. osteopathic e. buffoon b. archeological d. a. ﬂamboyant b. a. neophyte d. plebian e. When Arnold’s grandmother began to complain about the excruciating pain in her knees and legs. ﬁery 58 . surreptitious c. pristine e. Barton often acted like a ______ so that he could make people laugh. optical b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 162. devious d. oral c.
mawkish e. lackluster b. jaunty b. persuasive 169. tranquil c. obsolete 168. sardonic b. the ______ clothing model sashayed down the runway. infallible b. Wearing the designer’s latest fashions. litigious e. insisted on playing sad love songs repeatedly. a. a. loquacious 59 . recessive e. he seemed like an experienced man of the world. callow e. a. formative d. Given his ______ nature. a. After her relationship ended. feeling ______. engrossed c. when he returned two years later. plausible c. Sanji went abroad as a ______ young man. contemplative 167. it was appropriate that he decided to be a trial lawyer after law school. penitent d. fanatical d. reticent d. Patty.501 Sentence Completion Questions 166. egalitarian c.
a. insipid d. malodorous e. frowsy 173. necrotic b. punctilious e. Normally distinguished and reserved. oaﬁsh c. The protesters were concerned that the proposed legislation would have a(n) ______ effect on the state’s nature preserves. Robert would act ______ when he joined his friends to cheer for their old high school team at annual the homecoming game. undulating d. scintillating b. deleterious c. forlorn b. intriguing c. Tonya found Isaac’s public declarations of his love for her ______ and embarrassing. indignant b. parsimonious 172. striated c. the professor told him that his grade would not be changed. witless d. obdurate 171. a. a. reputable e. Not swayed by his student’s ______ ﬂattery.501 Sentence Completion Questions 170. poignant d. a. unctuous e. pliant 60 .
servile b. The young kitten had a ______ look on its face when it noticed the menacing dog entering the yard. diligent c. scornful d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 174. a. rendition d. precursor b. insurgence e. a terrible ______ would follow whoever opened the treasure chest. optimistic 175. malediction 61 . According to pirate lore. pavid e. a. precession c.
To ponder (v. Monotonous (adj. or menacing. to be silent or sullen. b. dispute. 156. but tough and sinewy. Itinerant (adj.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 151. To brood (v. To wrangle (v.) is a ludicrous or bumbling person. 153. to think moodily or anxiously about something. a.) means to bicker.) means to pierce with many holes. a.) means tending to lessen in value.) means characterized by a wavelike motion. someone given to clowning and amusing others through ridiculous behavior. sulk. a. working in one place for a short while before moving onto another place to work.) is to be in deep thought. To riddle (v. usually on a planned course. 155. injurious.) means characterized by generosity or a willingness to give freely in large amounts. Liberal (adj. A buffoon (n. c. Undulating (adj.) means tediously lacking in variety. dark. 154. 161. belittling. repetitious. wandering.) means thin. b. to hang over. a. as with wings. 152.) means undervalued. 158. in order to protect. Underrated (adj. 62 . 159. c. Wiry (adj. 157. unvarying.) means traveling from one place to another. to loom. 160. Derogatory (adj. b. 162. a clown or jester. untraditional or broad-minded in beliefs. e. to cover over. disparaging. to detract or diminish. a fool. a.) is to weigh carefully in the mind. create a noisy argument. as of something threatening. to sit on or hatch eggs. c.
172. stylish or smart in dress. argumentative. 170. naïve. 164. or clumsy.) means characterized by good taste in manners and conduct. Callow (adj. exhibiting propriety or decorum. 166. especially in lawsuits.) means lacking maturity or experience. fresh and clean. immature. Deleterious (adj.) means pure. b. Malediction (n. noxious. Jaunty (adj. 168. Litigious (adj. Mawkish (adj. oily or fatty in appearance.) is a curse or a proclaiming of a curse against someone. destructive.) means sprightly in manner. c. d. 171.) means having a harmful or adverse effect. 63 . as if new. Pavid (adj.) means characterized by insincere earnestness. an imprecation. e. 165. goofy. Osteopathic (adj. b. Decorous (adj. d. 167. Oaﬁsh (adj.) means timid or fearful. indiscreet. d. d. 175. d. or silly.) means foolish. 174.) means a system of medicine pertaining to the bone and skeletal system. d. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 163.) means characterized by excessive sentimentality. Witless (adj.) means inclined to disagree or dispute. proper. original or primitive. a. overly emotional.) means acting stupid. 173. Pristine (adj. 169. Unctuous (adj. d. hurtful.
restorative c.Chapter 8 176. odyssey b. a. When we were renovating the old house. fortuitous 177. vindictive e. cache 65 . fodder e. matrix c. A(n) ______ spirit only causes more stress and strife. apathetic b. it is better to forgive and forget. lament d. we found a(n) ______ of $10 and $20 bills hidden inside the old laundry chute. ﬂaccid d. a.
mundane b. a. egocentric 180. meditate 182. truant 66 . contradict b. The student failed his research paper because he chose to ______ material from a another author’s work. overzealous c. a. a. rounding up wild horses. a. salacious 179. reluctant e. placate e. turgid d. pavid d. overrule d. intrepid c. Ron has few friends because he is ______ and cares only about himself. Even though the pilot promised it was safe. plagiarize e. wizened e. garrulous d. stimulate c. Neil was ______ to ﬂy during a snowstorm. resonate d. voracious e. a. The ______ old cowboy had a complexion that spoke of many years in the desert sun. habitual b. instigate c. secular b. The workers attempted to ______ the supervisor’s authority by negotiating terms with the clients themselves.501 Sentence Completion Questions 178. undermine 181. authorize b. suave c.
a. asperity 186. consolidation 187. jeopardized d. indispensability b. subjection e. liability c. cessation e. reminiscent d. recondite e. stipend b. remuneration d. As Ramiro strolled through his old neighborhood. juncture d. a. compulsion 67 . he noticed sounds and smells that were ______ of his childhood. moratorium d. a. Lynette had to learn the ______ of the insurance profession before she felt comfortable describing products to her clients. advanced c. a. classicism c. The local high school issued a ______ on ﬁeld trips until the bus was repaired. lexicon b. concession e. expounded 184. malleable c. then traveling could begin again. The swimmer’s back injury ______ his prospects for a gold medal at the world championship competition. maintained e. incessant 185. divergence c. a. belligerent b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 183. compelled b. Marta had to pay off her ______ to the credit card company before she could get a mortgage.
blithe b. resolute c. plausible e. Patrice was a(n) ______ girl when she was teenager—long-limbed and constantly tripping over her own feet. The employee’s claim of being out with the ﬂu did not seem very ______ because he returned from sick leave with a deep tan. tactful d. ﬂedgling e. wile 192. ungainly d. a. inarticulate c. sedentary b. a. a. malleability e. ﬂagrancy d. vulnerable 191. trite 189. With Justine’s ______ nature and passion for art. hitting the carnival dart game’s bull’s eye every time. melee c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 188. estuary b. The con man used his ______ to convince the elderly woman to sign over her life savings to him. conducive 190. temporal c. Mike proved to be ______ throw after throw. infeasible 68 . mediocre d. a. congenial c. a. inattentive b. preternatural e. volatile b. servile d. she would make an excellent tour guide for the museum. infallible e.
contemplation b. who was always joking. Most people will ﬁnd the ﬁlm silly and childish in its humor. arcane e. rife 196. petulant c. ensconced e. I like listening to Wesley go on about politics and social issues.501 Sentence Completion Questions 193. motif e. tutelage d. levity e. remiss c. a. the most ______ viewers will ﬁnd it downright crass and offensive. latent b. a. a. repugnance d. fastidious d. reputable 69 . stringent e. explicit c. disjunction b. the coach felt that he would be ______ if he let the injured quarterback continue to play. Sunlight shining through a window was an obvious ______ in the nearly every one of the artist’s works. servile b. sincerity 194. Even though he wanted to win the game. variance 195. erudite d. which his sedate employer did not appreciate. ordinance c. his opinions are ______ with my own beliefs. consonant d. added ______ to the formal dinner. hindrance c. Patrick. boisterous 197. contentious b. a. a.
portentous 199. Our cottage by the sea offers many days of relaxation with warm sunshine and soothing ______. arrogant c. garrulous b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 198. the ______ theme is “Peace on Earth. During the holiday season. torques 70 . tremulous d. a. dervishes c. zephyrs b. prevalent e. ebbs e. Goodwill Toward All. The goal of any company is to have its product name become ______—constantly at the forefront of the consumer’s mind. mitigated b. ubiquitous e. prestigious 200.” a. unctuous c. a. controversial d. stanchions d.
Reluctant (adj.) is to steal thoughts or words in literary composition. or temperament.) means having a friendly or pleasant disposition. c. or subject.) means unwilling to do what one is being called to do. c. suitable to one’s needs or nature. 185. d. 177. b. hateful. e. Reminiscent (adj.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 176.) is the vocabulary used in a language. habits. profession. class. d. Ungainly (adj. a hazard or danger. 187.) means caring only about or interested only in oneself or one’s needs. 182.) is a temporary suspension or postponement of a planned activity. Liability (n.) is a debt or obligation.) means calling to mind or remembering.) means clumsy or awkward. sociable. 186.) means to subvert in an underhanded way. d. Moratorium (n. something for which one is liable. Egocentric (adj. 180. a stash.) means withered or dry. having similar tastes.) means to put in jeopardy or at risk. Congenial (adj. 178. a. 71 . Jeopardize (v. Wizened (adj. 179. especially with age. Lexicon (n. e. a secret store of valuables or money. 188. To undermine (v. e. c. 184. Vindictive (adj.) means revengeful. To plagiarize (v.) is a hiding place for storing or concealing provisions or valuables. 181. 183. c. b. d. A cache (n. 189.
difﬁcult to please. c. 193. 72 . e. 191. Levity (n. Wile (n. 200.501 Sentence Completion Questions 190. predominant or extensive. Ubiquitous (adj.) means careless in performing duties. d. 197.) means not fallible. gentle breeze.) is a recurrent theme or form in an artistic or literary work. certain. d.) is an inappropriate lack of seriousness or lightness of manner. d. 192. Motif (n.) means widespread or widely accepted. completely trustworthy. d. A zephyr is a soft.) means apparently worthy of belief or praise. Infallible (adj. d. 196. c. b.) means an act or a means of cunning deception.) means in agreement or accord. Plausible (adj.) means paying careful attention to detail.) means being present everywhere. harmonious. meticulous. 194. a breeze that blows from the west. Remiss (adj. Consonant (adj. a. having similar sounds. d. extremely sensitive. Prevalent (adj. Fastidious (adj. squeamish. 199. 195. 198. frivolity. exacting. especially in regard to matters of cleanliness or propriety.
When Melinda arrived in the impoverished city. both which would become property of the bank. exacerbated 202. a. forfeit e. accosted c. evince c. inﬁltrated d. debut d. bedraggled b. According to the terms of the agreement. stigmatize 73 . a. if Nicole defaulted on her loan. she was immediately ______ by bands of children begging for food. she would have to ______ her house and car. rebuked e.Chapter 9 201. usurp b.
brunt c. Tony was tired of roommate’s petty ______ about his personal life. pliable d. punctiliousness 74 . amicable b. The food at the buffet table was a ______ array of delights that even the most disciplined dieter would ﬁnd difﬁcult to resist. quotas d. a. tantamount c. tantalizing 205. quips c. scintillation e. rallies e. stigma b. a. a. treatise d. For years Henry bore the ______ of being the only man in ﬁve generations of his family not to make the varsity baseball team. truculent d. durable e. so he moved out. iniquities 204. After ﬁghting the ﬁve-alarm ﬁre.501 Sentence Completion Questions 203. appeasements b. tempestuous b. temporal e. overwrought 206. a. the ______ ﬁreﬁghter could not relax enough to unwind and get some rest. treacherous c.
The ﬁreﬁghter was ______ in the news for his heroic rescue of a child from a burning house. lauded 209. confer 208. haggle b. but he refused to lower the price. marauding c. enervate c. a. Tabitha found an overpriced dining table at the antique shop and tried to ______ with the shopkeeper. recapitulating 75 . Hannah intended to ______ in the feast of Thanksgiving. augmented e. reclaiming d. dilate b. partake 210. stipulate c. nullify e. The villagers locked their doors when they heard about the pirates who were ______ unprotected villages along the island’s coastline. ruminate e. mandated b. expunge d. Although she was on a diet. conceding e. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 207. a. a. reconstituted d. reforming b. inferred c. annunciate d.
insipid 213. incriminate e. Acting in the high school play served to ______ Ander’s appetite for professional acting. Living on several acres of land dotted with oak and maple trees makes autumn leaf-raking a ______ task. quarantine e. pretentious d. eloquent 212. oblique d. satiate b. pedestrian c. tardy d. saturate c. whet c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 211. fawning 215. I could tell by Angelica’s ______ tone that she was still very angry with me. clandestine b. ingratiating b. aggregate 214. obsequious e. adjacent c. a. Paola decided it was time to slow down and learn how to relax. purport d. a. a. a. The hospital had an outbreak of chicken pox and was forced to ______ all patients and staff to prevent more infected victims. acerbic e. toilsome c. colloquial e. frenetic b. germinate d. fatuous b. a. corral 76 . After years of living at a(n) ______ pace.
transmute b. latitude d. a. because she believed it should be his decision. hovel d. a. Ms. execute d. assimilation c. injunction b. hacienda 217. It was once believed that alchemists could ______ common metals to gold. stimulus 218. commute c. apathetic d. declamation e. The close-up of the actor drinking the popular brand of cola in the movie was a ______ display of commercialism. languid c. gratuitous e. manor c. a. repute e. unpunctual 77 . denote 219. demesne e. Lu allowed her son a great deal of ______ in spending his birthday money. a. It would take many hours of cleaning and repairing for the young family to transform the ______ into a clean and comfortable little cottage.501 Sentence Completion Questions 216. territory b. dispassionate b.
intimate c. prelude b. denounced e. acquitted b. germane 222. derided d. steeple b. the preacher greeted the parishioners every Sunday morning. protracted c. dulcet c. This summer’s movies are ______ for audiences of escape-the-heat mindless entertainment—not one ﬁlm offers a substantive or even plausible plot. a. acquainted 221. a. fodder e. privation b. Standing on the ______. pillar c. jargon d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 220. a. The dictator used propaganda and intimidation to ______ the revolution. quell 223. congregate d. parvis d. a. irradiate e. Juneod was ______ after his alibi proved that he could not have committed the crime. manifestation e. sensor 78 .
banisters e. a. abutments 79 . The architect designed the ceiling using wood ______ that would remain uncovered. thriftiness c. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 224. miserliness b. Simona’s ______ with her money caught up with her when she didn’t have the resources to buy a badly needed new car. joists c. wantonness d. creating a rustic ambience in the living room. pediments b. predilection 225. intuition e. mullions d.
e. To maraud (v. 210.) means to restrict the entrance to and exit from any place under observation for infectious disease. e. honor. frantic. To whet (v. 80 . a witty remark.) is to rove and raid in quest of plunder. To haggle (v. 203. or glorify. e. character. to wrangle. To quarantine (v.) means sour or bitter in taste. 212. often via the senses. a. anxious. d. 206. offense. Stigma means a mark of infamy or token of disgrace.) means wildly excited or agitated. b. fault. or expression. d. 214. e. 209. A quip (n. b. attractive. or error. b.) is a sarcastic or cutting jest.) means labored to excess. such as over a price. b.) means to bargain. 213. 215.) means to make more keen or eager. 211. usually in a bold and aggressive manner as with a demand. To forfeit (v.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 201. sharp or biting in tone. Frenetic (adj. frenzied. Overwrought (adj.) means to be deprived of or lose the right to by the act of a crime. Toilsome (adj.) is to have a share or take part. a. d. 205. a.) is to praise. agitated. 202.) means laborious or hard work. 207. b. To partake (v. 204. Tantalizing (adj.) means to approach and speak to someone. or dispute in a petty way. To accost (v. To laud (v. Acerbic (adj. breach.) means tempting. 208.
) means unjustiﬁed or unnecessary. 81 . substance. 219. c. d. Wantonness (n. a. bawdy. or form. 221. obligation. a. 222. to behave oneself in a certain manner. horizontal beam that supports a ceiling or ﬂoor.) means recklessness. To quell (v.) means to change in nature. 218. often inferior resource or item. A parvis (n.) is a small. reinforced concrete. 217. Fodder (n. of no cost.) means to free or clear from an accusation or charge. To acquit (v. an angular distance from a plane of reference. 223. Joist (n. Latitude (n. 220. c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 216. to release or discharge from a duty. 224. A hovel (n.) is freedom from normal limitations or restraints in conduct. c. d. 225.) is a small crude house.) means to cease or suppress. usually made of wood. or debt. b. c. a ﬁlthy or disorganized hut or shed. or steel.) is a consumable. Gratuitous (adj. e. merciless. To transmute (v.) is the porch or area before a building (as a church). high in demand and usually abundant in supply.
rallied b. disintegrated e. listless d. When the house on the corner burned down. recited c. tentative e. skulked d. furtive c. a. a. the entire neighborhood ______ together to help to the victims re-establish their lives. deft b. expedited 227. blithe 83 . The massage therapist’s ______ ﬁngers quickly eased the tension in Blanche’s back.Chapter 10 226.
As she walked through the halls of her old grade school. a. e. afﬂuence b. Ignacio’s pain was so ______ that he called 911. remand d. a. reprimand c. rebuked listed disunited ﬂanked jettisoned 84 . they both agreed that it would be unsafe. ambitious 230.501 Sentence Completion Questions 228. Jade’s parents were in ______ about the decision not to allow her to drive the family car to the prom. After being cleared of all charges for slander. redress c. b. a. e. Madeline became ______. b. proliﬁc b. credulous d. dissipate 231. discord e. the attorney was able to go back to work and ______ his role as a prosecutor. c. c. nostalgic c. d. precocious e. unison 229. d. inhibit b. remembering her old friends and teachers. a. refraction d. The captain ______ the cargo to keep his ship aﬂoat. remiss rapacious genteel resolute acute 232. a. resume e.
The young girl was so full of enthusiasm and ______ that she infected the room with energy. tabernacle 85 . blandness e. Having never left the landlocked Midwest his entire life. whet d. a. a. wax c. denizen d. instinct d. tenacity 235. Ricky is a ______ of the local coffee shop. The child danced with ______ joy at hearing the news that her father had arrived home from his lengthy business trip. wield 234. extrovert c. staid b. stealthy d. pariah 236. diva b. apathy c. wean e. languidness b. relic c. wane b. beneﬁcial e. maverick e. you can ﬁnd him there just about every morning. a. a. a. vivacity d. unbridled c. novelty e. The teacher tried to ______ her class of their dependence on the number lines pasted to the tops of their desks. Albert found that swimming in the ocean was quite a(n) ______. familiarity b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 233. restrained 237.
visionary 240. and he spilled his soda on his pants. Blinded by ______. a. a. Known for his strong command of the courtroom. usurp d. It was very unprofessional of you to ______ your assistant in front of everyone at the meeting. antisocial d. superceded 239. she deserves more respect. heresy c. questionable b. preclude e. ennui b. and any criticism of her performance should be done in private. infamy d. temperance 241. Nicholas accepted the job offer with the highest pay but the least possibility of making him happy. a. pliable e. objectionable c. harrowed c. deride 86 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 238. placate b. jostled d. lauded e. avarice e. The rowdy crowd at the music concert ______ Herve. it was common knowledge that Judge Disantis considered outbursts from defendants to be ______. a. augment c. jettisoned b.
innovation 87 . ulterior 244. We knew Jana had ______ motives for running for class president: She wanted the nearby parking space that came with the ofﬁce. repellent 243. accolades e. a. so it was often enjoyed by vacationers from the city throughout the year. a. habitants 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. rustic d. posterior e. anterior b. innocence b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 242. satisﬁed e. interior c. ersatz c. raucous e. inferior d. The villainous gang’s hideout was a den of ______ that no one would dare to enter. egregious 245. The log cabin had a(n) ______ feel. a. a. iniquity d. abstract b. vociferous c. vacuous d. tenuous b.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 246. Indigestion is a common ______ of participating in a hot-dog
eating contest. a. euphemism b. penchant c. corollary d. juxtaposition e. itinerary
247. Although it was so ridiculous that no one believed it to be true, the
reporter’s ______ still cost the governor his re-election. a. hegemony b. sedition c. malaise d. compendium e. calumny
248. People on the street stopped to ______ over the artist’s rendition
of the Eiffel Tower, amazed by his ability to capture the detail. a. bedazzle b. innovate c. gratify d. counteract e. objectify
249. The veteran lieutenant was not happy with his ______ rank behind
the two inexperienced men. a. tertiary b. silly c. unctuous d. superior e. fastened
250. The prime minister was admired by all, a(n) ______ even in an
environment of corruption and disdain. a. admonishment b. alleviation c. nonpareil d. prototype e. profanation
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226. a. To rally (v.) means to come together for a common purpose or
as a means of support; to recover or rebound.
227. a. Deft (adj.) means quick and skillful in movement, adroit. 228. e. Unison (n.) means a condition of perfect agreement and accord. 229. b. Nostalgic (adj.) is sentimentally yearning for a point in the past. 230. d. To resume (v.) means to take up again after interruption. 231. e. Acute (adj.) means extremely sharp or intense; keenly perceptive
or discerning; of great importance or consequence, crucial; also, having a sharp tip or point.
232. e. To jettison (v.) is to toss goods overboard to lighten the load of a
ship or aircraft to improve stability; to toss off (a burden).
233. d. To wean (v.) means to detach someone from that to which he is
accustomed or devoted.
234. c. Vivacity (n.) means liveliness, to be ﬁll of life. 235. c. A denizen (n.) is one who frequents a particular place; one who
lives in a particular place, an inhabitant.
236. b. Unbridled (adj.) means without restraint. 237. d. A novelty (n.) is a new or unusual thing or occurrence. 238. c. To jostle (v.) is to push or shove roughly against; to drive with
pushing; to disturb or bump.
239. b. Objectionable (adj.) means unpleasant or offensive. 240. d. Avarice (n.) means an excessive or insatiable desire for material
wealth; inordinate greed.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 241. e. To deride (v.) is to speak of or treat with contempt; to ridicule
242. c. Rustic (adj.) means rural; rough; made from rough limbs or
243. e. Ulterior (adj.) means lying beyond or outside what is openly
shown or said.
244. b. Vociferous (adj.) means making a loud outcry. 245. c. Iniquity (n.) is wickedness or overwhelming injustice. 246. c. Corollary (n.) means a natural consequence or result; a
deduction or inference that follows from the proof of another proposition.
247. e. Calumny (n.) means a false statement or accusation uttered
maliciously to harm another’s reputation, slander.
248. e. To objectify (v.) means to stare at amorously. 249. a. Tertiary (adj.) ranking third in order of importance, position, or
250. c. A nonpareil (n.) is a person or thing of peerless excellence.
zealot 252. beleaguered d. ensconced b. relegated c. penury b. a. a. emissary d. Tai was ______ by a series of setbacks that nearly made him miss his deadline. denizen e.Chapter 11 251. solicited e. winnowed 91 . The queen’s ______ fell ill during his journey and was unable to negotiate on her behalf when he arrived at the economic summit. miscreant c.
pliancy e. combustion 92 . tenuous d. once she began her speech. middling 254. norm b. political ﬁgures. resonant c. vocation c. Patsy was shocked to discover how much higher her IQ was than the ______. New York boasts many ______ restaurants—places that are elegant and frequented by famous movie stars. Although she appeared conﬁdent. Danielle cannot seem to ﬁnd her niche in life. stimulation c. posh c. supercilious b. solitude e. automation b. and other elite members of society. a. a. placating e. tremulous 256. pungent b. plethora d. the valedictorian’s ______ voice indicated her nervousness.501 Sentence Completion Questions 253. a. diminutive d. derivative 255. mediocre e. she has changed her ______ at least three times in the past ten years. a. prudence d.
A charming painting of a pleasant ______ landscape hung above Vitaly’s ﬁreplace. insigniﬁcant b. circumvented c. inadvertent e. The discovery of the new element was ______. a. Aidan. ersatz 259. the scientist was looking for something else. castigated 260. a. Peter was ______ to his uncle for paying for his college education. provided c. demented e. obliged d. indigenous e. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 257. who has always been painfully shy. Since his parents had little money. fortiﬁed 93 . nascent b. emollient 258. intrepid c. discomﬁted b. eloquent d. relegated d. in marked contrast to the noise and lights of the bustling city outside his window. bucolic d. histrionic c. alleged b. promulgated e. was very ______ by the news that he would have to do a presentation in front of his classmates. a.
a. preponderance d. instigation c. alcove e. a. impost d. infectious c. ﬂuent 94 . endowment 262. oaf b. perdition d. the teacher assigned extra homework for the weekend. imposition c. The paper was ______ so that it could be easily removed from the bound notebook. With great ______. voracious b. recourse 264. a. 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. deviation e. a. ﬁckle d. we stepped gingerly onto the planks of the dilapidated bridge that spanned a rocky stream twenty feet below. At the risk of sounding like an ______. justiﬁcation b. ogre c. trepidation b. perforated e. anathema 263. refraction e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 261.
turgid c. clutter d. equivalent e. placated b. hyperbole b. a. catalyst c. but also dangerous. vitiated c. compost c. patagium 269. making it not only useless. oleander e. Wendell’s prolonged illness was the ______ that ignited his interest in science and led to his illustrious career in medical research. quarantined 95 . implemented d. abstemious 267. pernicious d. penchant d. a. instigated e. redundant d. corrugated b. paradigm b. but they were ______. using only the most elemental and essential elements. Stopping to admire the ______ in the front yard. elliptical b. ______ with new-fallen rain. perfunctory e. titillated 266. a. caveat 268.501 Sentence Completion Questions 265. overﬂowed its banks and ﬂooded the tiny village in a matter of hours. a. The river. a. Jayne’s paintings were not minimalist. truculent c. insolence e. The mad scientist ______ the potion with acid. the young woman continued on with her gardening duties.
gauge c. vain 274. a. a. ﬂirtatious 272. illusive d. turbulent 271. mercurial 96 . At one time it was in ______ for women to wear gloves and hats whenever they were out in public. nebulous b. inauspicious c. vitriolic e. a. enigmatic d. circuitous e. gore b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 270. a. craven c. the infant clapped her hands and squealed with joy. unsubstantial b. truncated c. ardent b. rather many ﬁnd it offensive and hurtful. To ensure that Brenda wouldn’t know where we were going for her birthday. disembodied e. obligatory c. peremptory e. stoic d. vogue d. I took the most ______ route I could think of. Paula’s ______ humor does not amuse many people. immaterial 273. In a(n) ______ expression of pleasure. brawn e. overt b. The play’s ______ debut was not a good sign for the struggling producer. copious d. a.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 275. The editorial was essentially a(n) ______ to the governor, praising
her for her enactment of a series of environmental laws and for balancing the state budget for the ﬁrst time in 20 years. a. juggernaut b. imprecation c. cabal d. oeuvre e. encomium
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251. c. An emissary (n.) is an agent sent on a mission to represent the
interests of someone else.
252. c. To beleaguer (v.) is to harass, beset, besiege. 253. b. Posh (adj.) means elegant and fashionable. 254. a. A norm (n.) is an average standard, pattern, or type. 255. e. Tremulous (adj.) means characterized by quivering or
256. b. Vocation (n.) means a regular occupation or profession. 257. d. Inadvertent (adj.) means not attentive or heedless; acting
258. c. Bucolic (adj.) means of or characteristic of country life or people,
rustic, especially in an idealized sense; of or characteristic of shepherds or herdsmen, pastoral.
259. a. To discomﬁt (v.) means to make uneasy, disconcert; to cause to
lose one’s composure; to break up or thwart the plans of, frustrate.
260. c. Obliged (v.) means to be indebted. 261. a. Trepidation (n.) means nervous uncertainty of feeling. 262. b. An ogre (n.) is, in popular usage, a cruel person, or a monster. 263. b. Imposition (n.) is the act of imposing something such as a burden
or duty; an unfair demand.
264. d. Perforated (adj.) means with a line of holes to facilitate
separation; pierced with a pointed instrument.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 265. b. To vitiate (v.) means to spoil; to make faulty or impure; to
266. a. Elliptical (adj.) means characterized by extreme economy of
words or style; of, relating to, or having the shape of an ellipsis.
267. b. A catalyst (n.) is something that precipitates or causes a process
or event; (in chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected in the process.
268. d. An oleander (n.) is a beautiful but poisonous evergreen shrub. 269. b. Turgid (adj.) means swollen. 270. a. Overt (adj.) means apparent, obvious. 271. d. Vitriolic (adj.) means bitterly scathing; caustic. 272. b. Inauspicious (adj.) means not favorable or unfortunate; not
273. c. Vogue (n.) means the prevalent way or fashion. 274. d. Circuitous (adj.) means having or taking a roundabout, lengthy,
or indirect course.
275. e. Encomium (n.) means a formal expression of praise, a glowing
he does nearly everything for him except scratch his nose! a.Chapter 12 276. unwieldy e. reclusive d. sundry e. subservient b. Niall’s ______ attitude toward the boss is embarrassing. vulnerable c. Claude felt particularly ______ as he carried the large satchel ﬁlled with cash through the dark streets to the bank. torrential 277. subtle d. subversive c. a. inclusive b. surly 101 .
pugnacious e. but his brothers simply could not convince him to change his mind. truculent d. a. endowed b. scrupulous c. obtuse e. elated 279. annulment 281. Jeremy didn’t want to appear ______. the report was so ______ that only those with inside knowledge of government workings could understand it. pitiful b. rapturous c. a. ebullient c. indemnity c. indigenous b. Debra’s inability to accurately complete her taxes made her feel a bit ______. harmonious d. esoteric 102 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 278. resolution e. Although she was a successful professional. obstinate e. Although it was supposed to be written for the general public. a. unabated 280. clariﬁcation d. chastisement b. Buying homeowner’s insurance is a wise decision because it provides ______ if your house should be damaged in a ﬁre. a. ravenous d.
profundity b. circumscribe b. Francois fell into a groggy ______ after having suffered a high fever for several days. grovel 285. perﬁdy c. oscillate c. undulate e. stupor e. e. a. corroborate d. excel b. verve d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 282. plaintiff e. slather quake enunciate binge infuse 284. sluggard c. juxtapose e. omit 286. The loud clap of thunder caused the little dog to ______ all over. a. laud c. efface d. Blaine had a tendency to ______ certain details of his evenings out when he didn’t want his parents to know where he had been. a. beguile 283. We took pity on the young ______ and brought him to a shelter where he could ﬁnd food and warmth. troubadour 103 . c. a. a. ionic d. Todd set up a rope to ______ the part of the exhibit that was off- limits. d. b. waif b.
they may ﬁnd their beloved’s ______— often annoying to or disparaged by others—to be charming and endearing. a. a. pretentious 288.501 Sentence Completion Questions 287. ramiﬁcation d. aplomb e. irreparable e. ennui d. juxtapose 290. The ﬁre caused ______ damage to the warehouse. penchants 289. which forced the owner to demolish the building. sanctiﬁed b. equitable c. circumvent e. When people are in love. corroborate d. gratiﬁcation c. Terreh was able to ______ the trafﬁc jam by taking a series of one- way streets that led to the bridge. The risk of cheating on the test was not worth the possible ______ of failing the class. narcissism e. mendacity c. foibles b. preliminary d. renegade 104 . diffuse c. staunch b. a. a. speciﬁcation b.
gallant 293. contemplates stigmatizes scrutinizes infuses defames 295. c. a. and we had to carry the extra bottles home. untenable 292. e. Keeping hot peppers in the olive oil ______ it with a spicy kick. b. salient e. a. e. precipitous b. relative c. episodic e. c. winsome gruesome fatuous ironic ﬂaccid 294. We found that the gallons of water we had brought on our hike were ______. Claudia’s ______ face gave no clue to her hard. a. superannuated b. Moving all the heavy cinder blocks by hand from the driveway to the backyard seemed like a(n) ______ task. poignant c. cold heart. referable b. derivative d. d. inexpedient 105 . subsequent d. superﬂuous e. She realized mortgage rates had declined and decided it was ______ to continue paying rent when she could now afford a monthly payment for her own home. extraordinary c. d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 291. a. a. onerous d. b.
a. wane b. Renegade c. Fraught d. placated 299. ______ on a lounge chair by the pool was the very tan owner of the estate. ruminate c. purported d. ______ to be with the media. expedite 297. parlous e. concomitant e. Jorge ran to get his mother. pensive 106 . mendacious c. improvident b. a. Observing his sister’s ______ behavior of riding without a helmet. pilfer e. contented c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 296. The deadline has been moved to this Friday. ﬁctitious d. As the city grew and stretched its borders. a. conjugated c. contemptuous b. so he could see the concert for free. burnish d. Renowned e. Supine 300. a dentist. ersatz d. it began to feel the ______ problems of urban sprawl and overpopulation. a. so we must ______ our efforts and complete the project earlier than we had planned. facilitated b. surreptitious 298. a. relaxing in the midday sunshine. tended e. Trident b. Terrance.
as from fear or cold.) means profound lethargy. neglected wanderer. Subservient (adj. 107 . 281. conﬁned to. d. an enlightened inner circle. to restrict or conﬁne. 278. d. immunity from punishment. 287. 282. a. not reparable.) means lacking quickness of perception or intellect. a. d. a distinctive behavior or attribute peculiar to an individual. b.) is to draw a line around. especially a homeless child. To omit (v. open to attack.) is protection from loss or damage. Irreparable (adj. capable of receiving injuries. Obstinate (adj. disregard.) means assailable. Indemnity (n. 277. d. A waif (n. a homeless.) means to shiver or tremble. b. b. 279. Esoteric (adj. 286. 288.) is a minor weakness or character ﬂaw. To circumscribe (v. such as one might experience after being very ill. Stupor (n.) means designed for. Vulnerable (adj. Obtuse (adj. A foible (n. 280. compensation for loss or damage.) means stubborn. a. to shake or vibrate violently.) is to leave out. To quake (v. e. deﬁne. 284.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 276. e. to neglect. 283. encircle. or understandable only by a restricted number of people.) means following another’s requests in a servantlike manner far below that which is called for.) is a stray. a. to determine the limits of.) means not capable of being remedied or corrected. 285.
d. to get around or avoid through cleverness or artful maneuvering. entrap. e. c. Winsome (adj. 290. Inexpedient (adj. d. 108 . e. risky. 296. d. 295. Superﬂuous (adj. c. e. to surround. 291.) means not expedient. 300.) means to speed up the progress of. 297. 299. d. To expedite (v.501 Sentence Completion Questions 289.) means extra. 298. not suitable or ﬁt for the purpose. more than is needed.) means lying on the back. To circumvent (v. not tending to promote a proposed object.) means dangerous. accelerate.) is to go around. attendant.) means attractive.) is a consequence for an action.) is to instill or cause to penetrate.) means to give false appearance of being. bypass. Onerous (adj. Supine (adj.) is burdensome or troublesome. Parlous (adj. d. To purport (v. 294.) means occurring or existing concurrently. unnecessary. enclose. c. 293. a. accompanying. to inspire. To infuse (v. 292. to process or execute quickly and efﬁciently. or extreme. Concomitant (adj. A ramiﬁcation (n.
Chapter 13 301. a. cryptic d. tenuous b. ostracize e. In an attempt to ______ the enemy. obliterate d. imperial c. adverse 109 . scoff c. minimize 302. Braveheart rallied hundreds of ﬁerce warriors. contrived e. alienate b. a. The ﬁlm was completed on schedule despite the ______ circumstances regarding the location and extreme weather conditions.
gimmick c. nonchalant e. I could tell by Konrad’s ______ manner that he was really sorry for how he had treated Annette. but after reading the ﬁne print Sasha found the cruise was just a ______. b. petition b. a. recruit c. a. moratorium b. d. ﬂout 305. habitude 307. callous b. zealous d. The postcard advertised a free cruise to anyone who bought a magazine subscription. The company ofﬁcials felt the rising cost of health coverage was ______ enough to raise their employees’ insurance premiums. erratic c. Many employers like to visit college campuses and ______ college seniors to work for their companies. motif 304. contrite 306. compromise d. a. justiﬁcation c. a. The ______ of the sheriff’s department ended at the county line.501 Sentence Completion Questions 303. c. a. e. illuminate d. symbolism d. prerequisite emendation alliteration jurisdiction respite 110 . disposition e. reference e. dither e. daunt b.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 308. Ralph plays golf every chance he gets; even a weeklong golﬁng
vacation could not ______ his appetite for the game. a. initiate b. satiate c. relinquish d. revive e. employ
309. We could not describe the scene before us; it was ﬁlled with such
______ beauty. a. inexorable b. unutterable c. uproarious d. mnemonic e. fretful
310. The subject matter was ______ because the mumbling professor
spoke too quickly. a. obscure b. magnanimous c. treacherous d. vital e. maximized
311. Arnie becomes so ______ when he talks about painting that it is
hard not to be infected by his enthusiasm. a. laconic b. circuitous c. impertinent d. ardent e. recalcitrant
312. The cruise ship’s deliciously appetizing dinner buffets encouraged
______ among the vacationing passengers. a. gluttony b. squabbling c. equivocation d. restraint e. queries
501 Sentence Completion Questions 313. As the pressures of her business became overwhelming, Charlotte
chose to ______ her role as PTA president. a. expedite b. transgress c. propagate d. relinquish e. retaliate
314. Don’t let Julie’s enthusiasm fool you; she’s just a ______, not a
professional dancer. a. maverick b. denizen c. mercenary d. maven e. dilettante
315. Normally, Maya would not have made so many spelling mistakes in
her essay; she is usually ______ about her spelling. a. sumptuous b. scurrilous c. ridiculous d. scrupulous e. fatuous
316. It took four men two hours to move the ______ sofa up three
ﬂights of stairs into our apartment. a. suave b. garrulous c. unwieldy d. pivotal e. quixotic
317. In the Roman myth, Artemis made a pilgrimage to the ______,
hoping to learn the answer to her dilemma. a. denouement b. decorum c. oracle d. vizier e. pillar
501 Sentence Completion Questions 318. Orson was truly a(n) ______: towering over others at six feet nine
inches, he was also one of the most inﬂuential and successful producers in the feature ﬁlm industry. a. behemoth b. anathema c. demagogue d. viceroy e. charlatan
319. Brian was an ______ child, he was sent to the principal’s ofﬁce on
numerous occasions for his rude classroom behavior. a. impeccable b. impertinent c. observant d. obscure e. adjuvant
320. The defendant waited anxiously for the jury to ______ the decision
that would seal his fate. a. render b. deprecate c. rejuvenate d. disparage e. prohibit
321. We must ______ the information about the agenda changes
immediately so that the conference attendees have time to adjust their schedules. a. burnish b. disseminate c. galvanize d. placate e. admonish
delectation d. credence 323. stagnated e. blandishments b. pedantic e. knell e. mores d. strident b. The natural ______ of the canyon cause it to be an everlasting source of new adventures and beauty. coalesced d. a. prepossession b. If you can adhere to the ______ rules of a military society. vicissitudes c. a. nebulas 325. blanched c. During the time of the plague in the little village. Xiomara ______ when she learned that the sauce she’d just eaten was made with chicken broth. raucous c. wavered b. thwarted 114 . platitudes e. lurid 324.501 Sentence Completion Questions 322. A life-long vegetarian. a. a. stringent d. the Marines may be an excellent career choice. premise c. the forlorn ______ of the church bells was an almost daily sound.
) means not clearly expressed or easily understood. 314. one who dabbles in an art or ﬁeld of knowledge for amusement. 306. 309. glowing or burning like ﬁre. 313. e. 304. a. fervent. 308. e. b.) means inexpressible. 115 .) means acting against or contrary to. A gimmick (n.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 301.) means to blot out or destroy. Ardent (adj. to enlist. 303. penitent. b. 307. 305.) means to give up (something). a lover of ﬁne arts. Justiﬁcation (n. sphere of power or authority. b. renounce claim to. 312.) means characterized by intense emotion or enthusiasm. To satiate (v.) means feeling or expressing sorrow or regret for one’s sins or offenses.) is drinking or eating to excess.) means to seek to induct or enroll. passionate.) is authority or power. not easily seen or distinguished. Adverse (adj.) is an explanation or reason that justiﬁes or shows something to be necessary.) is a tricky scheme or gadget. 310. A dilettante (n. Gluttony (n. d.) means to satisfy fully the appetite or desire of. d.) is an amateur. b. Unutterable (adj. 311. excessive indulgence. To obliterate (v. or opposed or opposing. Obscure (adj. a connoisseur. To recruit (v. Jurisdiction (n. c. e. b. unfavorable. Contrite (adj. 302. d. To relinquish (v. a.
319. c. to take the color from. as from great size or awkward shape.) is a giant. as in a sanctuary. Vicissitudes (n. diffuse. a.) means to turn pale. 320. 317. a. An oracle (n. Scrupulous (adj. to make or depict. cautious in action for fear of doing wrong. b.) means a change.) means to give in return in compliance with a duty. c.) is a person of great knowledge. the place where answers are given.) means improperly bold. power. To disseminate (v. d. 321. lacking good manners.) means moved or managed with difﬁculty. or importance. To render (v. or exacting. 322. spread abroad. 318. d. b. strict. b.) means to scatter widely. To blanch (v. Impertinent (adj. 316.) means rigid. c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 315. something or someone who is enormous in size.) means extremely careful. 325. of condition or circumstances. especially a complete change. b. whiten. as if in fear. rude. A behemoth (n. Knell (n. 324.) is the sound of a bell ringing slowly for a funeral or death. 323. 116 . Stringent (adj. Unwieldy (adj.
conjured e. a. enormity b. decried b. heralded c. she seemed to have no ______ about driving over bridges. qualms c. thwarted 327. Although Sophie was afraid of heights.Chapter 14 326. At the beginning of the ceremony. imminence d. a. resurrection e. the high school band ______ the arrival of the graduates by playing the alma mater loudly and with enthusiasm. severity 117 . permeated d.
and then you can edit it for any ______ material so that it is as convincing and concise as possible. incontrovertible c. a. detriment b. d. preferment c. a. reiterated b. grandiose b. prevision d. seceded d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 328. a. retaliated 331. The meeting is ______. palatable compulsory reciprocal resilient ancillary 118 . b. everyone must attend. I will write a rough draft of the proposal. pensive 329. reneged e. extraneous d. kilter e. quandary 330. Minnie ﬁnally ______ to her sister’s constant barrage of questions and revealed the identity of her new boyfriend. e. succumbed c. abysmal e. a. I had to call the repairman because the washing machine was off ______—it began making terrible sounds and failed to clean the clothes thoroughly. c.
litany c. dilatory b. a. nonchalant e. inconsistent c. The cop was in a ______: Should he chase the criminal or help the victim? a. jovial b. quandary b. a. noble 333. specious 335. The proposed design includes many ______ features that are not functional and can be eliminated to cut costs. kinetic d. extrinsic 334. immoderate e. insurmountable c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 332. discord e. plethora 119 . tatter d. it is possible to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. a. Carly’s ______ spending on shoes and clothing caused her parents a great deal of concern because she was no longer saving money for college. monotypic b. germane c. rapacious e. diligent d. perfunctory d. Through the ______ act of volunteering.
kinetic c. intercede 338. a. obsolescence e. calamity d. a. clemency b. surmount b. dismount c. Philbert’s ______ manner ﬁt in well with the atmosphere of the posh country club. chicanery 120 . a. riotous c. retract d. an impossible deadline. Kyle was able to ______ the difﬁculties of an uncooperative staff. jocularity c. mundane d. and a complicated project in order to present the report to the client. monotonous 337. and it has ﬁnally landed him in jail. salacious e. a. The professor studied the ______ physics of ballet dancers and even published a study on the topic of dancers and movement. expel e. urbane 339. creditable b. Elian tried his ______ on the wrong person. untoward b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 336. prevalent e. symbolic d.
directed. nondescript b. the president must use his ofﬁcial seal on all documents. a. To ______ a congressional bill. Inﬂated by his fans’ ______. insolence c. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 340. zealous e. discerned e. Evan lost sense of his small-town roots and began traveling with an entourage. languished c. patronize c. inconstancy b. idolatry 342. ratify e. ﬁnalized b. culminated 121 . impervious d. haughtiness d. mollify 343. making it difﬁcult for Margaret to determine which one was the dentist’s ofﬁce. teemed d. and acted by the students for the entire school. victimize d. a. nullify b. a. The drama workshop’s efforts ______ in the ﬁnal production of a play written. There were several ______ buildings on the street. impressionable 341. transient c. sufferance e.
d. tantamount apathetic fatuous unscrupulous indecisive 345. motivate 347. relinquish b. validate e. a. reminiscent e. a. For ______ deeds during her mission overseas. orient d. The spectacular presentation by a rainforest adventurer ______ Simon with the desire to travel to South America to see the jungles for himself. cognizant c. abhorred 122 . inhibited c. b. innocuous b. c. valorous c. synthesize c. e. Tyesha was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 344. a. I am ______ of the problems that this solution will cause. inept b. benign 346. malodorous e. belligerent 348. disheartened b. a. precipitous d. Adam read the employee manual so that he might ______ himself with his new responsibilities at the company. There is no way around it: plagiarism is ______ to thievery. reconstituted e. erroneous d. but I still believe that this is the best possible solution. imbued d.
recanted b. a. he ______ his decision to raise taxes. a. detracted e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 349. myriad d. juxtaposition e. tirade 123 . pulverized c. Because of the ______ of reliable information. dearth b. Quentin’s report was comprised mostly of speculation. When the senator’s popularity suffered in the polls. enveloped d. extenuated 350. diatribe c.
required. a. 337. 335. A quandary (n. 124 . elegant or sophisticated. Extrinsic (adj.) is a difﬁcult situation. originating from the outside. Kilter (n. Kinetic (adj. Chicanery (n. To surmount (v. exceeding reasonable limits. b. e. a.) is to proclaim or announce.) means to give in. Immoderate (adj. To succumb (v. to foreshadow. b. of excellent character. d. extraneous. b. 333. 327.) means characterized by reﬁned manners.) means lacking any distinctive characteristics. To herald (v. 331. e. Noble (adj. A qualm (n. e.) means excessive or extreme. 330. 339. 329.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 326.) is a sudden or disturbing feeling. 332.) means not vital or essential.) means having high. 338. b. b. d. c.) means not forming an essential part of a thing. mandatory. Nondescript (adj.) means obligatory. cease to resist. selﬂess moral standards. e.) is order or good condition. 336.) is trickery or sophistry used to deceive someone (especially to extract money). 334. Extraneous (adj. coming from the outside or an outside source.) means pertaining to motion or caused by motion. a.) means to overcome by force of will. Compulsory (adj. not pertinent or relevant. 340. 328. Urbane (adj. external.
) is excessive reverence or adoration. To recant (v. b. 349. aware. end. b. to reach the highest point or degree. 342. determine one’s position with reference to new ideas. a. To ratify (v. d. climax. c. Valorous (adj.) means fully knowledgeable or informed. a lack of. 348. having equal or equivalent value in terms of seriousness. Cognizant (adj. c.) means to make valid. To culminate (v. To imbue (v. Dearth (n. To orient (v.501 Sentence Completion Questions 341. 344.) means to acquaint (oneself) with the existing situation or environment. Idolatry (n. especially of food. e. a. valiant. Tantamount (adj. 345. 343. 347. 350. to withdraw a former belief as erroneous.) means a severe shortage or scarce supply. e. a. conscious.) is to come to completion. the worship of idols. to permeate. 125 . 346.) means to renounce formally.) is to inspire or pervade with ideas or feelings.) means courageous. insufﬁcient quantity.) means equal to. to saturate with color.
students should feel comfortable approaching them with questions or problems. however. affable e. acquisition d. wheedling b.Chapter 15 351. laconic d. Teachers should not only be knowledgeable but also ______. afﬁrmation e. and she didn’t like being groggy. extortion b. a. lethargy 127 . patronizing c. frugal 352. a. the overwhelming feeling of ______ was an unexpected side effect. The pain medication Kristy received after surgery offered relief. compellation c.
the earth gave way. e. complacent scandalous riveting dire rancid 357. prudent d. subverted d. d. coalesced e. dry weather ______ the land. b. c. oscillated b. vista b. illusive e. so instead of rowing across a river. a. The ______ butter had been left in the refrigerator for years. inculcated c. mud and trees ______ down the mountain swallowing cars and houses in their path. melliﬂuous b. a. foray e. parched riverbed. hurtled e. the walls hung with ______ tapestries. Several weeks of extremely hot. The palace’s great hall was rich in history and splendor. The ski lodge had a window that looked out upon a beautiful mountain ______. a. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 353. ascended b. fray d. frieze 354. ornate 355. aspersed d. After weeks of heavy rains. entreated 356. malleable c. we walked across a cracked. desiccated c. melee c. a. thwarted 128 .
laconic c. pronounced c. futile b. truculent 359. recuperated c. a. invigorated d. throttled 129 . intriguing e. Ethan’s responses when he spoke on the telephone were ______ and he nearly always made his customers think he was rude. The pitcher’s ______ workout regimen was the most grueling of all his teammates. a. receptive b. Spartan b. a. exonerating 361. egregious b. innovative d. and he never took a day off. the cat suddenly ______ when she hit the thorny bush. ponderous 360. recoiled b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 358. palpable e. uncanny d. spasmodic c. turgid e. vapid d. genteel c. Moving swiftly and gracefully through the backyard. Ned’s fear was ______ as he watched the 60-foot waves approach his little boat. detrimental 362. a. exclusive d. fabricated e. a. suave e. I was bored with the ______ conversation of my roommates and longed for some intellectual stimulation.
Deleterious c. Although others were fooled by “Doctor” Winston’s speech. incantation e. a. The task of building the cabin was a ______ one. primadonna 364. restitution 367. accolade e. Uproarious e. a. a. Fatuous d. venerable c. ______ laughter came from the upstairs apartment where Trang was having a graduation party. laborious b. panacea c. Carter is writing a letter of recommendation that I can include in my ______ for prospective employers. Malicious 130 . charlatan c. unbiased 365. implicated e. denunciation b. a. panacea b. After the neighbor’s stereo woke her up for the ﬁfth night in a row. but Rob was up to the challenge. archaic d. a. Brenda felt ______ to complain. cynical e. impelled b. destined 366.501 Sentence Completion Questions 363. prevarication d. augmented d. rebuked c. Lily knew him for what he was: a(n) ______. Scurrilous b. dossier d.
truncate 131 . In the middle of his eloquent ______. but he was still unwilling to apologize. a. exacting e. undulate c. they make complex issues accessible by presenting them in everyday language. A diamond ring is the ______ symbol of love and affection. equivalence d. I like the ______ style of these essays. illusion 369. the audience suddenly broke into applause. ovation b. e. colloquial b. oration c. contingency c. obsolete c. the images are forever burned in my mind. a. provocation e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 368. a. a. c. efface e. innovation 372. regeneration b. a. appease b. Nothing will ______ my memory of the night we ﬁrst met. impenitence e. precocious fugacious supplemental quintessential barbarous 371. Allen’s ______ distanced him from his family. inclination d. furtive 370. pristine d. inculcate d. d. b.
muniﬁcent 375. the room was ______ with warm sunlight. a. suffused d. indigent d. recessed b. The devastating drought forced the ______ tribes of the rainforest to leave their homes and venture into the modern world. intruded c. With the curtains drawn back. apathetic c. imminent e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 373. a. stoic b. puritanical c. belied e. proactive 132 . taut 374. a. endemic e. Jason’s ______ approach to management included narrowing the salary gap between the CEOs and ofﬁce workers. indigenous b. utilitarian d.
) means curt. or perseverance.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 351. e. noticeable. exertion. 355. Vista (n. c. become dry. brief and to the point. b. easily perceived and detected. fraud. friendly. b. sprit or substance. fraudulent claims to having certain skills or knowledge.) means rotten or putrid. d. gracious. 353. d.) means to jump back suddenly. 356. To desiccate (v.) means tangible. 358. 364. to ﬂing forcefully. Lethargy (n. lacking life. a.) means dull.) means richly and artistically ﬁnished or stylized. 352. e.) means rigorously severe (from the Greek city- state Sparta known for its austere and rigid lifestyle). approachable.) means to dry out thoroughly. a. 359. a quack. 354.) is the state of drowsiness or sluggish inactivity. 362.) is to rush with great speed. e.) is someone who makes elaborate. 360. b. Laconic (adj. To recoil (v. to move violently with great noise. imposter. To hurtle (v. concise. Palpable (adj. marked by strict self-discipline. 363. dull. Affable (adj.) means characterized by hard work. tedious. 357. a. Ornate (adj. d. Vapid (adj. but expressing much in a few words. to make dry.) means a view or prospect. or lifeless. 361. characteristically simple or frugal.) means easy and pleasant to speak to. Rancid (adj. Spartan (adj. 133 . A charlatan (n. a. warm. Laborious (adj.
to cause to dim or make indistinct. as in to ﬁll with light. d. also inherent or natural. push or drive forward. To impel (v. 373.) is a formal speech for a special occasion. b. conversational. Uproarious (adj. 368. 374. d. 371. Indigenous (adj. Utilitarian (adj. c. c.) is a collection of papers giving detailed information about a particular person or subject. Colloquial (adj. erase. a. A dossier (n.) is the best and purest part of a thing. d. 372. 134 . propel. a. 370.) means related to the ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or beneﬁcial to the greatest number of people.501 Sentence Completion Questions 365. to make or conduct oneself inconspicuously. c. unwilling to show regret for wrongdoing. 375. 366.) means to rub out.) is the trait of refusing to repent. To suffuse (v. a.) means to cover or ﬁll the surface of. To efface (v. Impenitence (n.) means originating or being native to a speciﬁc region or country. the most typical example of a thing. An oration (n.) is to motivate. 369. 367. Quintessential (adj.) means noisy.) means characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation. d.
proximate b. dominate b. laminate d. If people continue to ______ the rainforests. dabble e. supplicate d. a.Chapter 16 376. My parents always seem to worry and ______ more about money when tax season is approaching. provoke 377. alienate 135 . quibble c. soon they will disappear from the earth. neglect e. a. frolic c.
permeated e. construed b. erratic e. kindle c. Although I meant it as a compliment. lugubrious 379. irresolute e. eradicated c. stiﬂe b. a. a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 378. truncated d. astringent 380. Zander ______ my remark as an insult. prohibit 381. a. redacted 136 . relinquished d. irreverent d. Antonello searched the forest around his campsite for small branches to ______ the ﬁre. Samantha had an ______ trust in her grandfather. a. abject b. who was an honorable man and kind to everyone he met. incessant c. insecure c. the peasants in his kingdom lived in the most ______ poverty. so he could eventually cook his dinner. implicit b. suppress d. dissipate e. While the king and the members of his court lived in the most opulent luxury.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 382. incongruity b. insinuation c. accolades 386. devotion e. antipathy b. skepticism d. e. swarthy b. After the third relative was hired to an upper-level position. b. The shaggy neon couch was a(n) ______ in the conservative room decorated with earth tones. Genevieve’s stunning debut performance at the city opera has earned her ______ from some of the city’s toughest critics. wan e. The sailor’s ______ complexion bespoke his many sunny days at the lookout post. a. temerity d. a. lamentations e. d. carrion b. several people quit the company. nepotism 385. claiming that ______ caused a decline in employee morale. a. trusted by all who know her. pasty 383. explicitness c. insinuations c. destitution d. a. porous voracious spurious specious veracious 384. c. intonation 137 . a. syncopated c. pallid d. reiteration e. Tanya is a ______ person.
wheedle d. Jason and Joshua made ______ plans to meet in the cafeteria to study for the test. abated b. expound c. a. reiterated d. a. mandated e. promotional 138 . provided Jason’s class ended on time. a. a. Harris tried to ______ his fear of ﬂying when he boarded the plane. lacerated e. indoctrinate 389. beguiling b. deprecate e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 387. retaliated d. writing about it would help ______ her true feelings. negated c. nominated 391. vacillate b. extenuated b. a. assured d. employ e. Marie discovered a splintered and fallen tree limb had ______ the vinyl lining of her swimming pool. tenuous c. repress 388. Johnny’s good behavior in class yesterday was ______ by his disruptive outbursts in Math this morning. elucidate c. curtailed 390. tentative e. Gabi found that whenever she was confused about an idea or issue. maximize d. calculated c. accelerate b. but he could not curb his anxiety. After the powerful windstorm.
portent e. despot d. nobody knew when to take her seriously. Diane.” said Haines. ﬂout e. herbage c.” a. always teasing. but as a result. imbroglio b. evanescence e. teem d. jocularity b. inclemency 395. During his ______ in ofﬁce the mayor made several controversial decisions about city planning. “There is no such thing as a(n) ______ who is not a corrupt and cruel ruler. a. intrigue 393. veracity 394. a. agnostic e. a. maliciousness d.501 Sentence Completion Questions 392. repudiation c. The professor’s lectures were ﬁlled with excessive ______. a. pedant c. austerity e. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely. logic d. tenure 139 . servitude c. compunction b. integration c. Ming’s blatant lie revealed that he suffered no ______ about being dishonest to his parents. was known for her ______ . archetype 396. treatise b. lasting much longer than was necessary to convey his ideas. vindication d. verbiage b.
Flaws in Claire’s opponent’s chess game showed him to be ______. proliﬁc d. estrus 140 . vincible e. it just said “compensation ______ with experience. Helena found the ______ sunrise reassuring. commensurate e. ornery d. hidden b. as it gave her something to rely on each and every morning. cognizant d. precluded 400. a. blunder c. quotidian 398. predatory b. Recovering from the tragedy. and Claire knew her victory was assured. The ______ she felt for shopping made it impossible for her to walk by a sale window without stopping. omission d. compulsory b. clairvoyant c. a. providence b.” a. indistinguishable c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 397. a. resolute 399. manifest c. deft e. repulsion e. The ad didn’t mention a speciﬁc salary.
379. not consistent in character. to ignite.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 376. 384. e. degraded.) means to be careless about. debased. 383. explain the meaning of. 381. To repress (v. understood rather than directly stated. servile.) is to interpret or understand. or privileges. a. ofﬁces. 382. e.) means to keep under or restrain. a. a.) means truthful. to fail to care for or to do.) means unquestioning or trusting without doubt. b.) means to cause to burn with ﬂames.) means to ﬁnd fault or criticize for petty reasons. 377. groveling. to be remiss about. to curb or subdue.) is the quality of being inappropriate or unbecoming. Abject (adj. to set on ﬁre. e. Kindle (v. Swarthy (adj. An accolade (n. of the most contemptible or miserable kind. especially a dark or sunburned complexion. 387. To neglect (v.) means wretched. 385. Implicit (adj. honest. b. showing utter resignation or humiliation. Veracious (adj. to make sense of. a.) is an award or special acknowledgement signifying approval or distinction.) is favoritism for kin when conferring jobs. 386. To quibble (v. habitually disposed to speak the truth. implied. To construe (v. a. Incongruity (n. Nepotism (n. 380. d. 141 . 378.) means having a dark hue. e.
An estrus (n. a dictator or tyrant. b. A despot (n. a pang of conscience at the thought or act of committing a misdeed. 394. To elucidate (v. Verbiage (n. often used in connection with career positions. To lacerate (v. Tenure (n.) is someone who rules with absolute power. remorse.) is the state of being jocular. degree. Quotidian (adj. Vincible (adj.) is an irresistible impulse or passion. 400. 398. 391. a. proportionate.) means a feeling of uneasiness or regret caused by a sense of guilt. To negate (v. e. b. 396. d. d. Compunction (n. d. e. Commensurate (adj. 392.) is to rip. 397. or mangle.) means conquerable. capable of being defeated or subdued. not ﬁxed or set. 395. 393. a. e. 390. invalidate. c. 399.) means to make clear or manifest.) means the term during which a thing is held. or extent. d. Tentative (adj. a.) means to nullify. 389. to free from confusion or ambiguity. 142 .) means provisional or uncertain. or deny.501 Sentence Completion Questions 388. which is characterized by joking or jesting. Jocularity (n. tear.) means corresponding in size.) means occurring or returning daily.) means the use of many words without necessity.
who enjoyed elegant meals.Chapter 17 401. prompt service. hostile c. a. analytic d. gallant e. remiss d. a. aristocratic b. platonic c. hospitable b. and beautifully decorated rooms. The owners of the bed-and-breakfast were extremely ______ to their guests. ballistic 143 . Homeless people often lead a(n) ______ lifestyle because they repeatedly get uprooted from the streets and alleys where they live. indomitable 402. nomadic e.
erroneous c. visage 407. a. habitable e. prelude b. Linda’s ______ for picking the right stocks made her a very wealthy woman. relevant 405. boisterous c. hirsute d. knack b. ineffective 144 . rendition d. impropriety e. obsolete d. a. bland d. a. Computers and word processing software have made the art of hand-writing letters virtually ______.501 Sentence Completion Questions 403. a. armistice c. digniﬁed e. supple e. obstinate b. resilient d. barren b. staid c. a. presage e. concourse 404. reception c. The cozy beach cottage was only ______ for summer tenants because it lacked the insulation to make a winter stay comfortable. suave 406. stagnant b. Marco has an irresistibly ______ manner that many young women ﬁnd charming and attractive. Chantel kept the ______ of her beloved foremost in her mind as she traveled to countries far and wide in her quest to ﬁnd him.
lascivious e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 408. lamentable 411. you need to design an experiment that will provide ______ evidence. perfunctory b. conﬂuence 409. lexicon c. Furious that Lou had lied about his references. proportional d. taut c. a. veneer b. incriminated c. elevated b. slack b. The settlers decided to build their town at the ______ of two rivers. striated e. tirade e. laborious 412. elusive c. complied d. rescinded e. fortiﬁed 410. Rachel’s mother was appalled by the amount of ______ humor on television during hours when young children were still awake. curt 145 . a. a. To prove your theory. a. that settlement became the city of Pittsburgh. empirical e. fraudulent b. senile c. trite d. The scared boy on the roller coaster made sure his seatbelt was ______ across his body. a. hiatus d. noxious d. Noi ______ her decision to promote him to assistant manager.
obtrude e. dross b. truncate c. The new evidence convinced the District Attorney to overturn Martin’s conviction and ______ him. Bill’s only ______ was to ﬁle bankruptcy. provoke c. a. vendetta b. preening c. elevate 415. fervor d. After Ginger banged her head. appraisement e. Losing his entire business to the ﬂood. a. a. The female fox’s ______ over her burrow indicates that she has just birthed her young. a. sustain d. enigma c. invade b. tariffs b. protract 146 . she noticed that a large lump began to ______ from her forehead. recourse 417. appropriate b. retrospection d. exonerate e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 413. vigilance d. homage 416. imprecation e. accouterment c. elucidate d. The devoted fans paid ______ to the late singer by placing ﬂowers on his memorial and by holding burning votive candles. sepulcher e. a. rendezvous 414.
nebulous d. a. lateral c. abject e. indecisive 420. benign d. virulent e. paradoxical b. jovial d. restorative b. fastidious b. a. The junkyard was littered with ______ objects. understated e. buoyant 147 . portentous 421. tempting c. and we would just be memories in each other’s minds by the winter. a. recessive 419. The dissatisﬁed workers spread their ______ attitudes among themselves until there was a danger of a full-scale rebellion against the owners of the factory. Christopher hired a tree-trimming crew to cut the ______ branches of the pine tree that were scraping the side of his house. monochromatic c. obtuse c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 418. decorative e. making it unsightly to the neighborhood behind it. We both knew our summer romance was ______ . temporal d. otiose b. a.
terminals b. basin e. moratorium d. juncture e. deference 425. synthetic e. labyrinth d. tincture 424. omniscience b. Peter displayed an air of ______ when the ofﬁcer asked him if he knew the speed limit. The meticulous art student arranged her paint colors by a darkening ______ on her palette. a. Although Maya’s ______ sensibilities are quite different from mine. a. J. recalled running through the ______ of tall rows of corn stalks that dominated his grandfather’s summer garden. aesthetic b. obstinacy c. limitation b. nescience d. reclusive d. obstetrics e. platitude 148 . a.501 Sentence Completion Questions 422. mercurial 423. dialectical c. a.P. temperament c. I think she is a remarkable interior decorator and I recommend her highly. gradation c.
407. 408. 405. a gathering or meeting together at a point or juncture. a.) means a last option or way out.) means stretched tight. a. b. d. discarded. Taut (adj. deference. or wanton. or veriﬁable by. reverence rendered. Vigilance (n. 413. Homage (n. 415. experimental or observational rather than theory. 402. 409.) means having a smooth and pleasant manner.) means lewd.) means a ﬂowing or coming together. 416. disused. 406. Rescinded (v. e. To obtrude (v. c. Hospitable (adj. Recourse (n.) means the face. countenance. Habitable (adj.) means alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger. the point of juncture. d. Empirical (adj. c. 404. d. d. receptive or of an open mind.) means acceptable for inhabiting. d. Suave (adj.) means roaming from place to place or wandering. 411. derived from. being agreeable. d. a place where two things come together. 412. or look of a person.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 401. e. 410. 149 .) means treating guests kindly and generously. 403.) means antiquated. Knack (n. e. Lascivious (adj.) means to stick out.) means relying on. lustful. Visage (n. push forward. Nomadic (adj. a clever way of doing something. e.) is a natural talent. Conﬂuence (n. 414. Obsolete (adj.) is respect paid publicly.) means revoked. e.
d. c. 423. a. b. Aesthetic (adj. 420. transitory. Nescience (n.501 Sentence Completion Questions 417. a stage or degree in such a series. discharge. or the absence of knowledge. to release from a responsibility or obligation. unemployed or useless. c. Lateral (adj. deleterious. 419. or tint to another by gradual degrees.) means to free from blame or guilt. 425. shade.) means concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste. Gradation (n. c. To exonerate (v. functionless.) is the changing of a color. or hateful.) is ignorance. absolve. Temporal (adj. characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty. Otiose (adj. Virulent (adj. artistic. 418. d. the process of bringing to another grade in a series.) is a maze of paths or a complicated system of pathways in which it is challenging to ﬁnd the exit. 422.) means needless. b. 150 .) means enduring for a short time. a. Labyrinth (n.) means pertaining to or extending from the side.) means exceedingly noxious. 421. something extremely complex in structure or character. 424.
a. cognizant b. granger b. aloof e. strategist d. assiduous c. vagabond e. accommodating 427. I have tried for years to get close to my brother Rae. the once wildly successful gambler lost his fortune. In his later years. and became a homeless ______ on the streets of Las Vegas.Chapter 18 426. speculator 151 . a. miser c. vociferous d. but he has always remained ______.
Omnivorous c. victorious d. manifestation d. ratify e. revolve c. e. Julia’s parents gave her one ______ regarding her new job: It could not interfere with her schoolwork. ______ animals are able to survive easily in the wilderness because. vigorous c. a. a. the critics agreed the star of the play gave a ______ performance. they would begin to ______ any day now. Sally had planted the seeds in the greenhouse three weeks ago. Omnipotent b. d. Luminous d. consensus c. Despite enthusiastic efforts from the supporting cast. felicitous e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 428. Precarious 429. a. modulate 430. for example. The tenor’s ______ voice ﬁlled the concert hall. b. sinuous timid tenuous sonorous striated 152 . c. germinate b. ruining the chance of lucrative box ofﬁce sales. they can live on berries or insects. provision e. reprieve 431. tint d. lackluster 432. a. a. infallible b. Lavish e. procession b.
a. vertigo b. oriﬁce e. inebriation c. plethora 435. ﬁasco e. demise b. detriment d. The ______ of the successful product idea was attributed to the extraordinarily creative company president. exoneration d. a. genesis c. a. dominion 436.501 Sentence Completion Questions 433. more experienced candidates. there were ashes in every ______ of the old farmhouse. reprieve c. they proceeded to recruit older. quota b. tangent d. belfry b. When the company reached it’s ______ of hiring one hundred college graduates. symmetry d. repletion e. hybrid c. a. Luanne experiences serious ______ whenever she climbs several ﬂights of steep stairs. After the ﬁre. tribunal 434. fallacy e. malady 153 .
vestige b. The children were ______ for eating the whole batch of cookies before dinner. diadem e. insolence d. ingenuity 439. opportune b. eluded e. viceroy 440. surly 441.501 Sentence Completion Questions 437. or clean. admonished 154 . a. Floyd has a distinctive ______ to his voice—easily recognizable over the phone. viscosity b. a. trite e. After her extended illness. The house was consumed in ﬂames and not a ______ of it remained after the ﬁre. a. a. indignant b. vicissitude e. disastrous c. a. forethought e. languor b. recompense 438. exercise. chagrined d. David felt as if the family picnic would be a(n) ______ time to talk with his grandmother about her plans for the holidays. arrogance c. vestibule d. belittled c. brawn c. Delia experienced a long period of ______ when she did not want to work. unctuous d. timbre d. visage c.
trespassing b. Ignominies c. sublimating d. for he knew his punishment would be severe. Going away for spring break was not in the ______ of possibility. Statutes 446. a. maligned e. cited 443. abetted c. introversion d. ______ were in order as James performed brilliantly on stage in his ﬁrst role as an understudy. the stand-up comic refused to be shaken by the heckler who ______ him every few minutes. realm e. ignored b. a. entreating 155 . Kudos d. fascism b. During his routine. a. nadir 444.501 Sentence Completion Questions 442. vied c. a. Pathos b. beguiled b. The Boston Tea Party happened because the Americans believed the British tea taxes were ______ the rights of the colonists. corroborated 445. since neither Helga nor Olga had any money. Subsidies e. enforced d. Oscar ______ his sister not to tell their mother what he had done. fulcrum c. exhorted d. transgressing e. a. reviling c. gibed e.
d. relieved 450. Margarita attempt to jog ﬁve miles on her ﬁrst day of cardio-training was a little ______. hard winter.501 Sentence Completion Questions 447. menial c. The legal internship program was developed under the ______ of the district attorney’s ofﬁce. a. Since she had not exercised in ﬁve years. trivial d. b. cacophony 156 . a. venial b. aegis d. and birth of young animals suggest the much-welcomed ______ atmosphere in the country after a long. piers campaniles manacles girders spindles 448. The budding ﬂowers. vernal e. quixotic e. warm breezes. e. venal d. bastion b. pessimistic b. a. The old bridge’s steel ______ were rusty and in need of repair. c. irrelevant c. verbal 449. a. propensity c. faction e.
b. c. 427.) means physically or emotionally distant. beginning. 434. Vertigo (n. 428.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 426. remote. a. 437. A vagabond (n. a perforation. 430. a feeling of being without spirit. 433. A quota (n.) is the origin. dull. An oriﬁce (n. d. 429. 431.) means feeding on both animal and vegetable substances. Lackluster (adj. d. 436. 432. reserved.) is a stipulation or qualiﬁcation. a person who does not have a permanent home. a.) is a wanderer. the act of forming something new. having an insatiable appetite for anything. A provision (n. Omnivorous (adj. d. Languor (n. d. impressive or grand in effect.) is the quality of a tone. a stock of supplies. or foundation. the ﬁrst event in a series of events. 438.) is a proportional share.) is a lack of energy or interest.) means to begin to grow or sprout.) is an opening.) is dizziness often caused by experiencing heights.) means producing sound. To germinate (v. Timbre (n. Genesis (n. b. as distinguished from intensity and pitch. 157 . a hole. 435. a mouth or hole through which something may pass. a. Aloof (adj. to cause to come into existence or develop.) means lacking liveliness or brightness. sluggishness. d. a. Sonorous (adj. e.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 439.) means to reprove kindly but seriously. to make an urgent appeal. 444. A realm (n. e. or protection. to warn or counsel. A girder (n. d. Quixotic (adj.) is a large horizontal beam. c. 448. 450.) means to go beyond the limit or bounds of. mark. or impression. or gone.) means a visible trace. d. d. To gibe (v. 442. Opportune (adj. to support weight or span an opening. To exhort (v. expressions of praise. 441. to utter a taunting or sarcastic remark.) means idealistic without regard for practicality. 447. a kingdom or domain. made of wood. 445. or concrete. c.) means well-timed or convenient. To admonish (v. To transgress (v. usually in connection with a law. Vestige (n. 449. steel. a. d.) are complimentary remarks. 443. of something absent. as of a forgotten responsibility. or advice. guidance or direction. lost. 440.) is a knowledge domain that you are interested in.) means to taunt or jeer. appeal. d. d.) means to urge strongly with a stirring argument. to instruct or remind.) means sponsorship or patronage.) means belonging to or suggestive of the spring. Vernal (adj. a. 446. Kudos (n. Aegis (n. 158 . c.
inﬁdels 159 . representatives d. a. animosity 452. pallor e. Ronaldo celebrated the gathering of his ______ on Thanksgiving Day and spoke with relatives he had not seen in a long time. kindred e. a. collusion c.Chapter 19 451. surrogates c. avarice d. iniquity b. commonwealth b. Frank feels such ______ towards his ex-business partner that he cannot stand to be in the same room with him.
restitution c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 453. monstrosity 454. kismet 455. obsequious studious scanty surreptitious scurrilous 160 . a. Even though he hated to work holidays and weekends. languid e. proclamation e. a. noose d. dignitary e. Amanda’s parents were shocked by her ______ decision to quit her job without notice and move to Hollywood. a. a. d. conscientious b. Allen’s necktie began to feel like a ______ around his neck. e. impetuous 456. knave c. affable c. bureaucrat 457. The catlike movements of the sneaky ______ served him well when he picked pockets among the tourists on the crowded boardwalk. The student’s ______ language offended many others in the class. renegade e. decorum b. enunciation d. forerunner b. vigilante d. garland c. placid d. Trevor hoped that his paycheck would serve as ______ for the time spent away from his family. b. metamorphism b. c. a. After sitting in the contentious board meeting for two hours.
inevitable 460.501 Sentence Completion Questions 458. dominate c. As the roller coaster inched to the top of the hill. a. deleterious e. affable b. the frost on a car’s windshield can be ______ to the driver. virtual c. a. Hearing her sister approach. ventilate 461. negligible 462. salvageable 459. reattribute d. ﬂamboyant b. crass e. Paul’s ______ humor is sometimes lost on those who take his comments too literally. Marie-Helene attempted to appear ______ as she quickly hid the birthday gift behind her back. a. wry c. nonchalant 161 . stoic c. cynical d. palpitate e. a. In winter. puriﬁed e. ﬂorid d. corrosive d. The prom was a ______ royal ball with so many handsome young men and beautiful young ladies dressed to the ultimate formality. lurid b. obstructive c. exfoliate b. piquant b. placid e. Helena could feel her heart begin to ______. pivotal d. a.
we ended up with a noxious red liquid that stunk up the laboratory for days. wield e. a. a. a. At the banquet. awry c. Something went ______ in our experiment. sledge c. the disappearance of the woman’s jeweled bracelet from her wrist appeared to be the ______ of an accomplished thief. sleight d. attrition b. venue e. derogatory e. procure c. propaganda 162 . tenor c. the paparazzi adroitly gathered their ______ and raced around the building to catch her. The knight sought to ______ his broadsword in such a menacing fashion as to frighten his attacker away. listless d. hoary b. a. When the movie star slipped out the back door of the hotel. regalia 465. dismastment e. dilatory 466. placate d. ensue 464. pandemonium b. warrant b. and instead of creating a green odorless vapor.501 Sentence Completion Questions 463. paraphernalia d.
vivify e. guileless b. eradicate d. blasphemy b. seditious e. inauspicious c. nicety d. purveyance 163 . the ______ four-year-old could not lie about scribbling on his bedroom walls with purple and blue markers. arrant b. The artist attempted to ______ the painting by adding people dressed in bright colors in the foreground. he has been living a life of ______ luxury. a. buying whatever he desires and traveling around the world in his 100-foot yacht as he is waited on hand and foot by a bevy of butlers. vexed 469. Confronted by his mother.501 Sentence Completion Questions 467. a. and maids. indiscriminate e. ribald d. inculcate 470. cooks. excoriate b. a. untarnished d. fatuous 468. The artist drew the picture with such ______ that it was possible to count every blade of grass that he painted. consensus e. vitriolic c. amplify c. a. Since Shane won the lottery. philosophy c.
Because he was antsy from having eaten too much candy. subjugate 474. garner b. 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. effaced c. integrate e. quarantine b. punctilious b. intimidated b. surmise d. assimilate 472. comport e. salubrious d. determinate 164 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 471. a. retract c. bemused 473. Jillian was ______ by the contradictory diagnoses she received and decided she needed a third opinion. The chemistry professor believed her students could do better on their exams by searching for their own answers. quell c. a. a. usurped e. a. nonconformist c. sequester d. little William was unable to ______ himself in a respectable manner during the ceremony. heuristic e. and encouraged the class to apply the ______ method to prepare. girded d.
triﬂe e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 475. debutante c. a. scapegoat d. banality b. virago 165 . Bea was known for her loud and domineering personality and was considered a ______ by many who knew her.
as a weapon. Virtual (adj.) means ironic. hindering.) means being in essence or effect. 461. 455. 463. 456. c. Awry (adj. To palpitate (v. control. Impetuous (adj. e. d. but not in actual fact. especially with full command. 460. Animosity (n.) is to ﬂutter or move with slight throbs. d. b.) means off-course. 453. d. tightening when pulled. 457. 166 . c. A sleight (n. 454. e.) is a group of people related to each other by birth or marriage.) is a dishonest. b. energetic dislike. deceitful. Nonchalant (adj.) is a loop with slipknot.) means to use. not functioning properly. b. or manage. 464. 458. 462. or sardonic. turned or twisted toward one side. especially unjustly. Scurrilous (adj. amiss. open hostility or enmity. 459. or instrument.) means a trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation. 452.) means blocking. Obstructive (adj. or unreliable person. Restitution (n. A noose (n. cynical. characterized by sudden emotion or energy. Kindred (n. obscuring. e. indifferent. b. Wry (adj. Knave (n. b. offensive.) means grossly indecent or vulgar. To wield (v.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 451.) means casual.) means impulsive or passionate.) is a restoration of what is lost or taken away. e. 465. askew.) means bitter. b.
) means precision. a. c.) means complete. e. c. e. impudent. To sequester (v. turbulent woman. 468. d. 469. utter. Guileless (adj. 474. a subtle distinction or detail. Paraphernalia (n. the state of being nice. To vivify (v. seclude. a. information. Nicety (n. 470. accuracy. absolute. Heuristic (adj.) means a bold. d.) means to separate. bewildered or perplexed by many conﬂicting situations or statements. 472. to animate. d. as with juries.) means to give or bring life to. honest. segregate. Virago (n. c. 167 . To comport (v. 471. accord.501 Sentence Completion Questions 466. to agree.) means deeply absorbed in thought. or operation.) means to be without guile. 467. or harmonize. frank. Arrant (adj.) means to conduct or behave (oneself) in a certain manner.) means stimulating further investigation. straightforward. 473. 475. Bemused (adj. cause to withdraw or retire. encouraging learning through discoveries made by a student.) are miscellaneous articles needed for particular professions.
Even though he was only in kindergarten. During his many years of hard work. inept d. dominion 169 . Joel was very ______ and could intuit when his teacher was not pleased with his behavior. a. principality e. Paul was promoted several times and began to rise through the bank’s ______ of employees. declassiﬁcation b. a. indolent 477. perceptive e. oblivious c.Chapter 20 476. obtuse b. surplus c. hierarchy d.
fettered b. but the fans were still ______ that the baseball game would still be played. domineering e. pallid e. clout c. The biology students were assigned the task of testing the ______ . motif d. optimistic d. she’s the one with the most ______ around here. lexicon b. guile e. a. he had an extremely difﬁcult time adjusting when he enrolled in the military academy. a. a. and uncomfortable. prosaic e. replete d. a. sweaty. coddled d. afﬁnity d. hypothesis c. sadistic c. a. speak to Val. pessimistic b. Because Virgil had been so ______ as a child. salient c. but did not have enough time to prove its validity. infamy 482. taciturn b. It had rained all afternoon. making everyone irritable. odious 170 . The heat was absolutely ______. platitude e. truant 481. synergy b. If you have any special needs or requests. genesis 480. intrepid c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 478. oppressive 479.
a. After the debate. uninterested e. Since the judge hearing the case was related to one of the defendants. Far from being a ______. sluggard 484. rakish b. she felt she could not offer a truly ______ opinion. wrought 486. drone c. a. Karim ______ upon many of the campaign issues in a series of detailed editorials. moderator b. replica d. unilateral d. reproachable e. temporized e. The vulgarity used by the football fans at the stadium was ______ and eventually lead to a penalty for the team. Bob gets up at dawn every morning to prepare for a long day at work after which he attends classes in evening. sycophant e. mundane 485. a. ebbed c. indifferent c. understated 171 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 483. doffed d. expounded b. unbiased b. a. quiescent c. sagacious d.
b. Sean would ______ whenever it became his turn to do the dishes. catalyst d. a. nebulous c. indifferent e. fatuous b. tabloid c. paradox b. Tomas is a(n) ______ businessman who knows a good opportunity when he sees it. rant e. e. wearisome 488. mercurial d. c.501 Sentence Completion Questions 487. a. harbinger 489. d. astute c. a. insolent b. mandate e. a. tangent 172 . tableau d. indelible e. premeditate palter reform distend ponder 491. The barnyard scene outside the 4-H tent made a charming ______ for visitors to the state fair. exemplar c. a. Jonelle is a(n) ______ of the kind of student we seek: someone who is both academically strong and actively involved in the community. melee b. malleable d. volatile 490. Abdul found his ten-hour shifts at the paper clip factory repetitive and ______.
the members of the tribe began to drift home again. hoping to rebuild the community they had ﬂed during the war. interment d. omniscience e. a. and there was no need to notify the board of health. redaction c. turpitude d. extrapolation b. a. resonance b.501 Sentence Completion Questions 492. diaspora e. interrogation c. is one of nature’s most intriguing creatures. After performing a ______ of the cow. a. Charged with moral ______. didactics d. scientists determined that it did not have mad cow disease. the judge was called off the case even though he denied receiving bribes from the plaintiff’s counsel. vicissitude 173 . kowtow b. A decade after the ______. torpor e. known for its shimmering ______. The jellyﬁsh. restitution c. elongation e. lassitude b. translucence 493. cloister d. opulence c. a. chimera 494. vivisection 495.
garrulous e.501 Sentence Completion Questions 496. errant e. verbose d. gregarious b. meticulous 499. predecessors sycophants narcissists panderers elocutionists 498. a. vernacular d. Homer’s Odyssey was not translated into many people’s ______ until after the invention of the printing press. epicure c. eloquent c. debutant e. The ______wallpaper in his living room makes it difﬁcult to ﬁnd curtains and furniture that will match it. d. I knew from Inga’s ______ reply that she was offended by my question. The cult leader’s ______ obeyed his every instruction. variegated e. blunt b. a. a. sinuous b. ﬁckle d. c. vivacious c. nomenclature 500. e. fatuous c. b. sinister d. caste b. a. brusque 497. a. Don Quixote describes the adventures of a(n) ______ knight who believes that windmills are giants and the barmaid Dulcinea is a princess. steadfast 174 .
vaporized c. a. The ______ espionage plot was so sophisticated it was impossible to believe it was the work of teenage computer hackers. simple b. fusty 175 .501 Sentence Completion Questions 501. mystical e. byzantine d.
which is adopted to explain certain facts and which can be further tested. e. 482. 483. to give a detailed statement or account of. Clout (n.) is one who is worthy of imitation. 478.501 Sentence Completion Questions Answers 476. c. To expound (v. 488. 484. a group of persons in authority. e.) means to treat with excessive indulgence or tenderness.) means having the ability to understand and be sensitive to.) means unreasonably burdensome. c. a typical or representative example. 485. b. pull. feeling that everything in nature is for the best. a strike or blow. 486. a model or ideal. a.) means completely impartial to.) means to explain in detail. A sluggard (n. Reproachable (adj. 481. 477.) means taking the most hopeful view. It also means to cook in water just below the boiling point. Oppressive (adj.) means inﬂuence. to baby or pamper. An exemplar (n. elaborate. Optimistic (adj. or sway. power or muscle. Perceptive (adj. 487. d. Hierarchy (n.) means needing rebuke or censure.) is a proposition. To coddle (v. a. 480. b.) means fatiguing or tiresome. believed to be probable. Hypothesis (n. c. as in judgment. in a manner that is severe or cutting. especially with the ﬁst. a.) is a series or system of people or things that are graded or ranked. 176 . Wearisome (adj.) is a person who is habitually lazy or idle. e. Unbiased (adj. heavy. b. 479.
d. 498. Translucence (n. Astute (adj. c. 490. 493. e.) means abrupt.) means having or showing intelligence and shrewdness. the dispersion of an originally homogeneous group or entity. 491.) means wandering. To palter (v. b. Vivisection (n.) means depravity. or the community formed by such a people. equivocate. c. A tableau (n. discerning. b. especially in search of adventure. to haggle. to play tricks. Brusque (adj. d. Errant (adj. e. roving. Turpitude (n. b.) is to act insincerely.501 Sentence Completion Questions 489.) is a dispersion of people from their original homeland. A sycophant (n. Variegated (adj. 492. 177 . 500. c.) is an arrangement of inanimate ﬁgures representing a scene from real life. such as a language or culture. or blunt in a discourteous manner.) means the language of one’s country.) is a servile ﬂatterer. d. 495. 494. curt. especially of those in authority or inﬂuence. e. 499. A diaspora (n. 496. any action that violates accepted standards.) means marked with different shades or colors. straying beyond the established course or limits. Vernacular (n. particularly for scientiﬁc research.) means the dissection of an animal. 497.) means the property or state of allowing the passage of light. keen.
501 Sentence Completion Questions 501. of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church. intricate or involved. devious. of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or ancient Byzantium. 178 .) means highly complicated. characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue. especially its architectural style. c. Byzantine (adj.
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