This is the verbal ability questions and answers section on “Sentence completion” with explanation for various interview, competitive examination and entrance test. Solved examples with detailed answer description, explanation are given and it would be easy to understand.
Tonya found Isaac’s public declarations of his love for her ______ and embarrassing
Explanation: Witless (adj.) means foolish, indiscreet, or silly
The young kitten had a ______ look on its face when it noticed the menacing dog entering the yard.
Explanation: Pavid (adj.) means timid or fearful.
According to pirate lore, a terrible ______ would follow whoever opened the treasure chest.
Explanation: Malediction (n.) is a curse or a proclaiming of a curse against someone; an imprecation
A(n) ______ spirit only causes more stress and strife; it is better to forgive and forget.
Explanation: Vindictive (adj.) means revengeful, hateful.
When we were renovating the old house, we found a(n) ______ of $10 and $20 bills hidden inside the old laundry chute.
Explanation: A cache (n.) is a hiding place for storing or concealing provisions or valuables; a secret store of valuables or money, a stash.
Even though the pilot promised it was safe, Neil was ______ to fly during a snowstorm
Explanation: Reluctant (adj.) means unwilling to do what one is being called to do.
Ron has few friends because he is ______ and cares only about himself.
Explanation: Egocentric (adj.) means caring only about or interested only in oneself or one’s needs.
The workers attempted to ______ the supervisor’s authority by negotiating terms with the clients themselves.
Explanation: To undermine (v.) means to subvert in an underhanded way.
The student failed his research paper because he chose to ______ material from a another author’s work.
Explanation: To plagiarize (v.) is to steal thoughts or words in literary composition.
The ______ old cowboy had a complexion that spoke of many years in the desert sun, rounding up wild horses.
Explanation: Wizened (adj.) means withered or dry, especially with age