GRE Text Completions 2

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Question 1

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Although they had never met, the two writers felt they were of one mind, each (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] anticipating the contents of the other's letters; never had two intellectuals been more (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end].
Answer
  • ominously
  • anachronistically
  • presciently
  • providential
  • shrewd
  • simpatico

Question 2

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After many years of war and bloodshed, some became [blank_start]________[blank_end] suffering, casting a blind eye to scenes of misery around them.
Answer
  • inured to
  • exempted from
  • dominant over
  • effusive towards
  • maudlin over

Question 3

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After a brief initial struggle over power, the group elected a leader and [blank_start]________[blank_end] into a surprisingly harmonious team.
Answer
  • fractured
  • syncopated
  • coalesced
  • agglomerated
  • amortized

Question 4

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The highly anticipated finale of the TV series was divisive; newcomers to the show found the fast-paced action enjoyable while long-time fans [blank_start]________[blank_end] the storyline unfinished.
Answer
  • appreciated
  • generated
  • examined
  • considered
  • secured

Question 5

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The author was far from (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] the novel. While most of the book was already written, he knew that it would take innumerable hours to review and edit. This was going to be (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end], not only because of the book's length, but also because of the convoluted plot.
Answer
  • finishing
  • inscribing
  • rejecting
  • hardy
  • trying
  • redundant

Question 6

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During his sales pitch, the car salesman attempted to [blank_start]________[blank_end] the young couple into purchasing the luxury automobile, despite the pair's obvious indifference to his flattery.
Answer
  • support
  • inveigle
  • deliberate
  • marginalize
  • hector

Question 7

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Just as reminiscences of a childhood spent in rural Mexico color the poet's work, so too does the experience of war [blank_start]________[blank_end] her poetry.
Answer
  • inform
  • mimic
  • invalidate
  • defer
  • presage

Question 8

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The peanut is often (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] referred to as a nut; (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] to such people, it is actually a legume.
Answer
  • archaically
  • erroneously
  • deftly
  • unbeknownst
  • abhorrent
  • consanguineous

Question 9

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The (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] child approached the diving board; (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] water in the first place, he found the prospect of jumping into it from some height even more frightening.
Answer
  • tremulous
  • coltish
  • cumbersome
  • beguiled by
  • chary of
  • repulsed by

Question 10

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Soldier ants are wingless, sterile females that guard the colony and supply it with food, thus acting as both (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] and laborers as the (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] queen produces enough (iii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] to continually populate the colony.
Answer
  • sentries
  • sages
  • sycophants
  • fecund
  • efficacious
  • imperious
  • forebears
  • progeny
  • harbingers

Question 11

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The Paris Commune was a government that ruled France for about two months in 1871; despite its (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] reign, it was at the time (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] as a sign of the emergence of a powerful working class.
Answer
  • equivocal
  • ephemeral
  • omnipotent
  • discounted
  • recanted
  • heralded

Question 12

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While taller wind turbines would allow more areas of the country to provide cost-effective alternative energy, there are several (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] that engineers are currently facing while trying to build such turbines. Taller towers necessitate (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] bases, requiring the current width to be nearly doubled. This leads to (iii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] issue; these wider sections would be too large to travel on modern highways, meaning that the taller turbines would need to be constructed at the location where they are to eventually stand.
Answer
  • flaws
  • supplements
  • complications
  • equitable
  • unobtrusive
  • stouter
  • a concomitant
  • a theoretical
  • an objective

Question 13

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During the prolonged and elaborate farewell tour, no one thought the plaudits heaped upon him were [blank_start]________[blank_end], since his heroics were well documented and admired by all.
Answer
  • obsequious
  • derivative
  • deserved
  • vestigial
  • antiquated

Question 14

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He has such a pleasingly (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] personality that it's hard to be bothered by the (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] in his past.
Answer
  • sanguine
  • high-handed
  • evanescent
  • peccadilloes
  • incendiaries
  • achievements

Question 15

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The Tasmanian devil is not considered (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end], since only a few of its confrontations with humans have been (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end].
Answer
  • averse
  • menacing
  • unpredictable
  • premature
  • quixotic
  • unprovoked

Question 16

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The (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] young employee was soon (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] for making a serious mistake that cost the company thousands of dollars.
Answer
  • banal
  • sagacious
  • verdant
  • enamored
  • castigated
  • deposed

Question 17

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The beauty pageant contestant told the judges she wanted world peace, but her suggestion to bring about world peace was [blank_start]________[blank_end] - apparently, she naively thinks everyone could just be told to "love one another" and all the world's disagreement would fade away.
Answer
  • convoluted
  • facile
  • impeccable
  • amicable
  • dulcet

Question 18

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In front of her parents, adults euphemistically referred to the overly talkative young girl as precocious, though they privately found her to be [blank_start]________[blank_end].
Answer
  • garrulous
  • skittish
  • solicitous
  • endearing
  • naive

Question 19

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While the author's first collection of short stories presented a (i) [blank_start]________[blank_end] hodgepodge of voices, the second collection presents a remarkably (ii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] set of tales presented by a (iii) [blank_start]________[blank_end] narrator.
Answer
  • motley
  • variable
  • homogeneous
  • insightful
  • even
  • facetious
  • lonely
  • disingenuous
  • sole

Question 20

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In contrast to environmental economics, an older field that concerns itself with the monetary valuation of natural resources, the emergent field of ecological economics positions the human economy as a subsystem of natural ecologies, this [blank_start]________[blank_end] environmental economists' subordination of the natural world.
Answer
  • circumscribing
  • corroborating
  • refuting
  • ameliorating
  • reversing

Question 21

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Today's highly partisan political environment is far from [blank_start]________[blank_end]; not so long ago, ideological opponents were still able to set aside differences and work across party lines, as is typically necessary to pass productive legislation.
Answer
  • civil
  • immutable
  • polemical
  • efficacious
  • adequate
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