English vocabulary exercise | Sentence completion

Complete the given sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. Meera was extremely angry but I …………………… her by promising to leave her house and never return.

a) assuaged
b) assimilated
c) augmented
d) belabored
e) belied

2. More research needs to be done in how to …………………… conservation needs with growing demand for natural resources.

a) align
b) oblige
c) reconcile
d) authorize
e) relieve

3. ……………………… by her friends, she lost all hope.

a) Forsaken
b) Forbidden
c) Forlorn
d) Forgiven
e) Fostered

4. A ………………….. study found the site suitable for building the airport.

a) natural
b) calculated
c) economic
d) feasibility
e) viability

5. His party should be blamed for the political ……………………… in the country.

a) stalemate
b) revival
c) devaluation
d) advocacy
e) momentum

6. Work on the project cannot start until the planning authority gives ………………………… to the development.

a) estimate
b) projection
c) consent
d) compliance
e) accent

7. We won’t be able to maintain our competitive advantage without …………………… this deal.

a) culminating
b) clinching
c) canvassing
d) crossing
e) earning

8. A series of financial blunders ………………………. in the collapse of one of the largest banking institutions in the world.

a) culminated
b) coincided
c) coexisted
d) accentuated
e) acceded

9. Man is ………………………; however, he needs mental companionship more than physical companionship.

a) egoistic
b) altruistic
c) sentimental
d) gregarious
e) kleptomaniac

10. Susie’s decision to marry her best friend’s ex-boyfriend left me …………………… I couldn’t figure out why she should want to do it.

a) nonplussed
b) exhausted
c) demolished
d) refuted
e) smothered

Answers

1. assuaged; To assuage is to soothe or pacify.

2. reconcile; To reconcile something with something is to find ways to make them both capable of existing together.

3. forsaken; To forsake somebody is to leave them when they still need you.

4. feasibility; Feasibility is the chances that something has of becoming successful. A feasibility study is done to see if something is possible.

5. stalemate; A stalemate is a situation in which progress is impossible.

6. consent; Consent is the permission to do something.

7. clinching; To clinch a deal is to win it by doing one final thing that makes it possible.

8. culminated; To culminate in something is to happen as the final result of a situation.

9. gregarious; Gregarious means sociable. Human beings are gregarious because they are fond of the company of others.

10. nonplussed; To leave someone nonplussed is to perplex them.

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