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Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning Time - 30 Minutes 35 Questions

For each question in this section, choose the best answer and blacken the corresponding space on the answer sheet.


Each of the following questions has one or two blank spaces, each blank indicates that a word has been omitted. Each sentence is followed by five words or pairs of words. Choose the word or pairs of words that best completes the meaning of the sentence.

Example:

She should act with ---- if she wants to buy her airline ticket before tomorrow’s price-increase.

(A) looseness (B) languor (C) celerity
(D) felicity (E) forbearance

  1. Either Thai dishes are -----, or the one I had was a poor example.

    (A)    delicious
    (B)    impeccable
    (C)    overrated
    (D)    untasted
    (E)    unpopular

  2. A person who is ------ is slow to adopt to a new way of life.

    (A)    intractable
    (B)    unconcerned
    (C)    furious
    (D)    insolent
    (E)    valiant

  3. Oswald, who refrained from excesses in his personal life, differed markedly from Niro, who ------ notorious drinking bouts with his buddies.

    (A)    deprecated
    (B)    minimized
    (C)    indulged in
    (D)    shunned
    (E)    compensated for

  4. The librarian proposed a new schedule of fines for overdue books with the ------, if not the outright encouragement, of the faculty library committee.

    (A)    cynicism
    (B)    acquiescence
    (C)    scorn
    (D)    applause
    (E)    disapprobation

  5. Linda’s remarks were so -----that Amy could not decide which possible meaning was correct

    (A)    congruent
    (B)    impalpable
    (C)    cogent
    (D)    ambiguous
    (E)    facetious

  6. By nature Paul was -----, given to striking up casual conversations with strangers he encountered at bus stops or check-out stands.

    (A)    laconic
    (B)    gregarious
    (C)    reticent
    (D)    casual
    (E)    diffident

  7. In the absence of native predators to stop their spread, imported deer ----- to such an inordinate degree that they over grazed the country side and ----- the native vegetation.

    (A)    propagated...cultivated
    (B)    suffered...abandoned
    (C)    thrived...threatened
    (D)    dwindled...eliminated
    (E)    flourished...scrutinized

  8. She was habitually so docile and ---- that her friends could not understand her sudden ----- her employers.

    (A)    incorrigible ...suspicion of
    (B)    accommodating...outburst against
    (C)    erratic...envy of
    (D)    truculent...virulence toward
    (E)    hasty...cordiality toward

  9. That Oliver’s newest film is No. 1 at the box office this week is a testament to the star’s - ---- power and not the reviews, which were ----- at best.

    (A)    unique...superb
    (B)    increasing...matchless
    (C)    ongoing...glowing
    (D)    drawing...modest
    (E)    waning...indifferent

  10. The --------background music hinted of the dangers threatening the movie heroine.

    (A)    loud
    (B)    fictitious
    (C)    sardonic
    (D)    ebullient
    (E)    portentous

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Index

Test 1
Section 1 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 2 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 4 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 5 : Reading Comprehension
Section 6 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 7 : Mathematical Reasoning
Answer Key To Test 1

Answer Explanation To Test 1
Section 1 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 2 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 4 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 5 : Reading Comprehension
Section 6 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 7 : Mathematical Reasoning

Test 2

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