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GRE Exercise: Verbal Reasoning

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 Verbal Reasoning - Sentence Equivalence Set: 1Reading Comprehension Text Completion  
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Questions 1 to 10 below are Sentence Equivalence Questions.Select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

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1. Although it does contain some pioneering ideas, one would hardly characterize the work as __________.

Exerciseorthodox

Exerciseeccentric

Exerciseoriginal

Exercisetrifling

Exerciseconventional

Exerciseinnovative

2. The corporation expects only _______ increases in sales next year despite a yearlong effort to revive its retailing business.

Exercisedynamic

Exercisepredictable

Exerciseexpanding

Exercisemodest

Exerciseslight

Exercisevolatile

3. Owing to her innate _________ and infectious optimism, Cassie succeeded not just in transcending her own physical disability but also in helping many others to overcome similar life challenges.

Exercisebuoyancy

Exercisealtruism

Exerciseempathy

Exerciseresiliency

Exercisestubbornness

Exerciseadaptability

4. Dr. Kumar _________ her extensive knowledge of Africa through hundreds of conversations with its inhabitants over nearly a decade of extensive travel throughout the continent.

Exercisecultivated

Exercisecontracted

Exercisedeveloped

Exerciseculled

Exerciseinstilled

Exerciseincorporated

5. Although habits do not change overnight, most people can be __________ to gradually abandon even their most ingrained behavioral and thought patterns.

Exerciseaccustomed

Exerciseprogrammed

Exerciseconvinced

Exercisehabituated

Exerciseincentivized

Exerciseconditioned

6. The fact that this nation has for the first time not been invited to participate in the annual economic summit is a _________ that may very well alienate us politically from the international community for years to come.

Exercisedismissal

Exercisesnub

Exercisehumiliation

Exercisediscredit

Exerciseslight

Exercisebetrayal

7. The library's architect thought it _________ that the local Indian community generally understood the building's architectural style to be Moroccan, while most local Moroccans referred to it as Indian.

Exerciseperplexing

Exercisefascinating

Exerciseinconsistent

Exerciseironical

Exerciseinexplicable

Exerciseamusing

8. The _________ of record albums that Paul has amassed over the years includes titles from nearly every genre of twentieth-century music.

Exercisearchive

Exercisesurplus

Exercisemultitude

Exercisemenagerie

Exercisespectrum

Exerciseassortment

9. Through aggressive online advertising a nearby franchise store has been drawing customers away from the local diner, whose proprietor has done virtually nothing to _________ his increasingly dire situation.

Exercisemitigate

Exercisecounteract

Exerciseameliorate

Exerciserectify

Exercisealleviate

Exercisereconcile

10. Since the mayor previously had expressed few qualms about the proposed zoning ordinance, the other city-council members were understandably taken aback by her sudden, _________ objections.

Exerciseinsistent

Exercisevehement

Exercisestrenuous

Exerciseunexpected

Exercisedubious

Exerciseunwarranted