English Sentence Completion section 8

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.

The internist decided to treat the ______ with medication, but also recommended rest and proper nutrition.

Explanation: Malady (n.) is a disease or disorder


It was such a beautiful day that I decided to go for a ______ on my bike down to the local park.

Explanation: A jaunt (n.) is usually a short journey taken for pleasure

The castaway’s hut was ______ by the natives curious to see who the intruder was upon their island.

Explanation: To beset (v.) means to surround on all sides; to annoy or harass persistently; to decorate with jewels.

Sometimes my grandmother would ______ all different types of thread so she could include more colors in the clothes she sewed.

Explanation: To raddle (v.) means to twist together, to intertwine

The defense attorney’s choice of words ______ that there were other possible versions of the crime, but the jury was unconvinced.

Explanation: To insinuate (v.) is to hint or suggest; to intimate

Ted’s enthusiasm for becoming a professional drum player ______ when he realized he would have to practice several hours a day.

Explanation: To wane (v.) means to diminish in intensity or size

Some would say Muzak is a(n) ______ form of music, a kind of background noise designed to be heard but not listened to.

Explanation: Degenerate (adj.) means having declined in quality or value, reduced from a former or original state, to degrade.

The teacher was dismissed for the ______ act of helping his students cheat on the exam.

Explanation: Unconscionable (adj.) means not restrained by conscience; unscrupulous.

The reformed criminal could not forget his guilty past; he was in a living state of

Explanation: Perdition (n.) the most modern use of the word means eternal damnation, or a hell.

The ______ yoga instructor waited patiently for her students to find the proper pose, which she performed with ease.

Explanation: Lissome (adj.) means lithe or lithesome, usually related to the body; moving or bending easily or limber.