Language Quiz / SAT Sentence Completion Practice 2

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Scrooge, in the famous novel by Dickens, was a ____ ; he hated the rest of mankind.•misanthrope
•hypochondriac
•philanthropist
•hedonist
The pond was a place of reek and corruption, of ____ smells and of oxygen-starved fish breathing through laboring gills.•fragrant
•dolorous
•resonant
•fetid
The ____ weather forced us to stay indoors.•enticing
•restorative
•inclement
•congenial
The model paraded in front of the celebrities with ____ ; it was impossible to tell that this was her first assignment.•panache
•opprobrium
•shame
•trepidation
A businessman must widen his horizons; a ____ attitude will get you nowhere in this age of global communications.•moderate
•petrified
•parochial
•comprehensive
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Plastic bags are ____ symbols of consumer society; they are found wherever you travel.•ephemeral
•ubiquitous
•fleeting
•covert
Hawkins is ____ in his field; no other contemporary scientist commands the same respect.•disparaged
•ignominious
•anachronistic
•preeminent
The refugee's poor grasp of English is hardly an _____ problem; she can attend classes and improve within a matter of months.•implausible
•insuperable
•inconsequential
•evocative
The crew of the air balloon ____ the sand bags to help the balloon rise over the hill.•capsized
•jettisoned
•augmented
•enumerated
The term lead pencil is a ____ ; pencils are filled with graphite not lead.•misnomer
•misdemeanor
•peccadillo
•euphemism

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