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GRE verbal test 2

1.
I believe these authorities to be wasting your time and taxes on this utterly _____ project.

inert
preposterous
derivative
devout
flick
2.
The magazine's editor was know to be a very busy woman, so it was important when speaking with her to get right to the _____ of the issue.

pith
conclusion
apex
genesis
culmination
3.
possessed of a lighthearted approach to life, winnie thought that those who were _______ in regards to values and mores missed out on a certain liveliness and spontaneity.

lax
equable
priggish
auspicious
impious
4.
impermeable, impregnable, waterproof, watertight, water-resistant, closed to, invulnerable to
Are Synonyms of?

comity
maverick
don
impervious
susceptible
5.
Although known for bon mots such as, "if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me," Alice Roosevelt Longworth was said to be very kind; her circulated _____ did not reflect vindictiveness.

vituperations
rants
witticisms
zeal
taciturnity
6.
Always on the lookout for a shady deal and scorned as an _______ opportunist.

unqualified
unprincipled
alluring
unprecedented
attractive
7.
What are the antonyms of?
renegade

obedient, passive, submissive
able, active, busy, lively, mobile, potent, alive
quieten
approve, cherish, commend, compliment, exalt, flatter, glorify
None of these
8.
A _______ suggestion

patrician
flay
preposterous
militate
None of the above
9.
tend to prevent, hinder, discourage, prejudice, be detrimental to, import, carry weight
Are Synonyms of?

cohesion
address
influx
admonish
None of the above
10.
Whether you believe in the literal existence of such _______ is up to you.

vilify
amass
anoint
entity
perverse
11.
For most of the 20th century , American political contentions reflected pragmatic rather than ideological differences; candidate debates centered around whether programs were ________.

partisan
voluble
feasible
innocuous
prejudiced
12.
Sky
Are Antonyms of?

dais
stockade
pinnacle
topography
None of the above
13.
At work, she is far less ______ than she is around her friends, but from time to tome her staff sees her in a volatile state.

pretentious
capricious
informal
explicit
direct
14.
terrible, dreadful, appalling, frightful, awful, clamant, exigent
What are Synonyms of?

dire
renegade
integral
don
dormer
15.
it would take a _____ effort for a burglar to break into my home

concerted
ossify
brawn
sacrilegiouus
None of the above
16.
I suspect he's buried in a _______ grave somewhere there in that little town's cemetery, long since forgotten.

screech
altercation
nurse
hoodwink
None of the above