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As per your demand here I am providing you questions related to Sentence Equivalence of GRE for practicing:

1. The Countess dressed with a (an) ____ elegance which seemed to proclaim to the world just how distinguished she was.
A. studied
B. pronounced
C. ingenuous
D. understated
E. mannered
F. rococo

2. It is a waste of time to ____ someone so dimwitted; he is too dull to recognize your barbs.
A. disparage
B. ridicule
C. lampoon
D. laud
E. enlighten
F. train

3. The teacher was so abstracted that she gave a ____ evaluation of what was really an interesting solution to the problem she had set.
A. philosophical
B. cursory
C. detailed
D. considered
E. perfunctory
F. tangential

4. Punishment for transgressions of the law ceases to have a deterrent effect if the punishment is frequently ____ .
A. arbitrary
B. changed
C. waived
D. lenient
E. commuted
F. applied

5. Not only love affects the eye of the beholder; other emotions also ____ the interpretation of the events that we witness.
A. cloud
B. trigger
C. devalue
D. color
E. objectify
F. impact

6. The human mind can often reject the most ____ data in favor of something that, though valueless, at least sounds familiar.
A. anomalous
B. inconsequential
C. peripheral
D. pertinent
E. germane
F. visible

7. ____ behavior never has the effect its practitioners hope for; the attempt to hide only draws attention to what is hidden.
A. Misogynistic
B. Puritanical
C. Covert
D. Miserly
E. Prudish
F. Camouflaging

8. He completed the work with unusual ____ ; his need to get out of the office overcame his habitual torpor.
A. dispatch
B. grace
C. effectiveness
D. slovenliness
E. carelessness
F. celerity

9. When Smithers took over as chairperson, her colleagues were looking forward to a less confrontational time on the board of governors, since they reasoned that no one else was likely to be as ____ as her predecessor.
A. mordant
B. aggressive
C. flexible
D. bellicose
E. complaisant
F. jaundiced

10. When faced with an urgent problem for which there is no immediately obvious solution, we tend to welcome any suggestion, however ____ , that might throw light on the dilemma.
A. unusual
B. hackneyed
C. tentative
D. outrageous
E. illuminating
F. flimsy

11. Mannering's personal diary, a record of ____ preoccupations and domestic details, belies the depth of thought for which he was renowned in the academic world.
A. philosophical
B. mundane
C. petty
D. weighty
E. erudite
F. untoward

12. Animal welfare charities have found that extensive advertising, especially over the Christmas period, can actually drive down the volume of donations as people who view images of maltreated pets more than a few times rapidly become ____ .
A. inured
B. miserly
C. disgusted
D. hardened
E. bored
F. overwrought

13. The study’s ____ conclusion is that during the first half of the 20th Century improved standards of personal hygiene reduced the risk of an individual’s contracting poliomyelitis, yet tended to make the disease more lethal to communities.
A. exciting
B. paradoxical
C. unwarranted
D. long-awaited
E. anomalous
F. interim

14. The devotion to the syllabus and testing regime has become so extreme that most school students close their minds to anything ____ to the needs of the examination.
A. related
B. catering
C. extraneous
D. similar
E. helpful
F. peripheral

15. The ____ tone of the biography is entirely unexpected since both the biographer in her previous works and her subject in all that he has written have valued levity over solemnity.
A. lugubrious
B. jaunty
C. jocose
D. frivolous
E. ironic
F. melancholy

16. After hours of acrimonious arguments the negotiations reached a(n) _____ ; neither side was willing to compromise.
A. solution
B. impasse
C. conclusion
D. end
E. deadlock
F. resolution

17. This new staging of King Lear is not a production in which every aspect falls neatly into place throughout; however, the drama does ____ at certain points to give the audience memorable and thought-provoking moments.
A. coalesce
B. crystallize
C. triumph
D. flower
E. dissolve
F. transcend

18. The teacher’s mercurial mood changes and ____ approach to grading made the students uneasy; they never knew what would please him or what would earn good marks.
A. tardy
B. authoritarian
C. strict
D. ambivalent
E. whimsical
F. hidebound

19. The book is an attempt on the part of the eminent scholar to reconcile the ____ experience and theoretical underpinnings of certain everyday phenomena.
A. philosophical
B. empirical
C. arcane
D. practical
E. superficial
F. obtuse

20. The last candidate interviewed conducted herself with commendable ____ even when badgered with questions that had drawn unseemly outbursts from all the other interviewees.
A. pertinacity
B. adroitness
C. alacrity
D. decorum
E. propriety
F. presence of mind
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