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52 
Question 52 of 52

Which of the following statements may the writer support?
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Opción múltiple
A) People should move to periphery areas of cities with their whole families. ;#
B) Governments should promote the concentration of jobs and services in reduced urban areas. ;#
C) People should use the Internet more. ;#
D) Governments should start building frozen cities. ;#
E) People should use their cars less.
B
A) The author indicates that moving to a suburb would only help the planet if such an area can provide enough jobs, services, and leisure activities, so this answer is not the best. ;#
B) This is the best answer! The author mentions that if periphery areas are diverse enough to provide work, services, and leisure, this would mean that their inhabitants would need to travel less, and therefore, contribute to reduce green gas emissions. ;#
C) The author mentions that an intensive use of the Internet would help the environment if it is related to the reduction of human transportation and our consumption of manufactured products, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) The writer indicates that ‘frozen cities’ are those existing suburbs that have gotten diversified enough to produce everything their inhabitants need, so this answer is not the best in that if suburbs already exist around cities, the governments may just need to provide them with all the stuff people would need to do all their activities inside them. ;#
E) Although the author mentions that the use of cars represents a high percentage in the production of green house gases, he also indicates that people need to live in diversified towns that provide work, services, and leisure in the same area in order to reduce commuting time and the consequent use of cars, so this answer is very general, and thus, not the best.;#

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51 
Question 51 of 52

According to the author all of the following can make digitalization contribute to reduce global warming except
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Opción múltiple
A) working through the Internet. ;#
B) social networking. ;#
C) digitalized currencies. ;#
D) digital consumption. ;#
E) digitalized products.
C
A) The author indicates that ‘working … through the internet’ will reduce the need to use the car, and therefore, reduce the earth’s warming, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) The author states that ‘socializing through the internet’ will reduce the need to use the car, and therefore, reduce global warming, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) This is the best answer! The author indicates that ‘One day, time on the Internet may be the new currency.’ This implies that the currencies actually in use will be replaced by Internet time. However, this does not mean the same as having ‘digitalized currencies’ which is related to transferring and paying using the existing currencies in the world by digital means. ;#
D) The author indicates that ‘more things consumed would be digitalized’ and thus help save the planet, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) The author mentions that ‘We might be consuming digital products’ which would mean a ‘positive effect on the planet’s warming’, so this answer is wrong.;#

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Question 50 of 52

According to the writer what is the reason why Byron calls diversified suburbs ‘frozen cities’?
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Opción múltiple
A) Their inhabitants will travel less. ;#
B) They will represent a reduction of movement. ;#
C) They will contribute to cool the planet. ;#
D) Their people will work in fresher environments. ;#
E) They will be smaller than massive cities.
A
A) This is the best answer! The author mentions that Byron calls diversified towns ‘frozen cities’ ‘not to suggest that people stop moving, but that they would be traveling less by car and working out of the home.’ ;#
B) The author indicates that Byron uses the term ‘frozen cities’ ‘‘not to suggest that people stop moving’, so this answer is completely wrong. ;#
C) The author mentions that that Byron calls ‘frozen cities’ that way ‘not to suggest that people stop moving, but that they would be traveling less by car and working out of the home.’ As a result, although the writer later mentions that ‘the frozen cities could also help cool the earth’ this statement is not made by Byron, so this answer is not the best. ;#
D) The writer does not mention whether, according to Byron, the inhabitants of ‘frozen cities’ will be working in ‘fresher’ conditions, so this answer is totally wrong. ;#
E) The writer does not mention that Byron considers the size of suburbs to call them ‘frozen cities’, so this answer is wrong.;#

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Question 49 of 52

What paradox is suggested in the text
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Opción múltiple
A) The currency of the future will not be represented by coins but by time on the Internet. ;#
B) Frozen cities will help cool the earth. ;#
C) Diverse suburban areas will imply fewer reasons to travel into the city. ;#
D) While frozen cities will be cool, they will also be very warm. ;#
E) While major cities produce large amounts of green house gases, they can also provide a solution to global warming.
E
A) Changing from a physical to an abstract referent for currency does not imply a paradox, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) Both the adjective ‘frozen’ and the verb ‘cool’ are directly related, so this answer is completely wrong. ;#
C) Having diversity in suburban areas is directly connected to not having to go to the city, so this answer is totally wrong. ;#
D) The writer does not indicate that ‘frozen cities’ will be warm. On the contrary, the text explains that they will help reduce global warming, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) This is the best answer! According to the writer ‘global warming is directly related to population concentration, but it also suggests that the solution can come from the cities themselves.’ And to emphasize the paradox implied by this statement, he adds that ‘The reader may be asking how this could be possible.’;#

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Question 48 of 52

All of the following are mentioned as causes of global warming except
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Opción múltiple
A) private transportation. ;#
B) driving to work. ;#
C) communication inside massive cities. ;#
D) looking for a place to park. ;#
E) population masses.
C
A) The writer mentions ‘the issue of private transportation’ as a contributor to global warming, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) The writer mentions that ‘Commuting to work by car is a major contributor to green house gas emission’, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) This is the best answer! The writer states that ‘commuting’, not communication contributes to global warming. ;#
D) The writer indicates that ‘10% of America’s annual gas consumption is spent on looking for a parking space’, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) The writer states that ‘global warming is directly related to population concentration [meaning masses]’, so this answer is wrong.;#

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Question 47 of 52

The author mentions Dale Byron in order to
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Opción múltiple
A) provide a reference to support his argument about the relationship between cities and global warming. ;#
B) suggest a change in private transportation. ;#
C) provide an example of what the NATO is doing about global warming and big cities. ;#
D) encourage the reader to ask him questions. ;#
E) show the problems of commuting in America.
A
A) This is the best answer! The author explains that ‘According to Dale Byron, chief of NATO’s global warming, massive urbanization is a major contributor to global warming.’ But he later uses this fact to justify his proposal ‘that the solution can come from the cities themselves’ since reducing the gas emissions in cities will drastically reduce the emissions in all the globe. ;#
B) Even though, in relation to the numbers provided by Byron, the author mentions that ‘Commuting to work by car is a major contributor to green house gas emission’, this answer is very general since ‘a change in private transportation’ is not exclusively related to green house emissions, so this answer is completely wrong. ;#
C) The author does not refer to actions taken by the NATO at any time, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) The author does not use the expression ‘The reader may be asking’ to encourage the reader to ask him or Byron any question at all, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) The author mentions that ‘Commuting to work by car is a major contributor to green house gas emission’, but there may be other problems related to commuting. This makes this answer too general, so it is wrong.;#

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Question 46 of 52
Read the following passage.
You will have 14 minutes to read the passage and answer the questions about it.

According to Dale Byron, chief of NATO’s global warming, massive urbanization is a major contributor to global warming. Byron explains that 80% of green house gas emissions come from all the world’s cities of a million people or more. This fact tells us two things: first, it shows that global warming is directly related to population concentration, but it also suggests that the solution can come from the cities themselves. The reader may be asking how this could be possible. Let me explain this. To begin with, there is the issue of private transportation. Commuting to work by car is a major contributor to green house gas emission. For example, 10% of America’s annual gas consumption is spent on looking for a parking space, which is part of the commuting process. Commuting and the emergence of suburbs go hand in hand. A commuter lives in a suburb or in a bedroom community and travels to work in the center of the city. On the other hand, as urban sprawl creates greater and greater distances from downtown areas, businesses of all types have emerged in these periphery areas. Having these new working centers and services so close to home allows one to stay in the suburbs and perhaps walk more. In addition, the growing digitalization phenomenon could one day limit the immediate need to travel on a daily basis. As long as an area of a town is diverse enough to meet the needs of their citizens, then there would be fewer reasons to travel long distances. Ideally people would walk to the mall, the hospital or the grocery store. Byron refers to this concept as “the frozen city”, not to suggest that people stop moving, but that they would be traveling less by car and working out of the home. Here digitalization will play a major fact in the reduction of green house gas emissions since working and socializing through the internet will be the key to the operations of a frozen city. If we take this to the extreme, production could be greatly affected by digitalization; therefore, more things consumed would be digitalized. We might be consuming digital products. One day, time on the Internet may be the new currency. The need to produce material things will decrease, thereby having a positive effect on the planet’s warming. Therefore, because of the aforementioned reasons, the frozen cities could also help cool the earth.
Now, answer the following questions about the passage
Which of the following better explains the content of the text?
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Opción múltiple
A) a chronology of events to show how citizens have moved from city centers to suburbs ;#
B) a discussion of the advantages of living in city periphery ;#
C) an argument explaining how to save energy and time ;#
D) a proposal that people move to suburbs ;#
E) a proposal to reduce global warming
E
A) The author does not outline a process about people changing their living place, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) The author does mention the advantages of living in suburbs in relation to reducing global warming; however this answer is very general since there could be other benefits not discussed here, so this answer is not the best. ;#
C) The author explains the advantages of living in suburbs in order to save energy and time, but there may be other benefits. This makes this answer too general, so this is not the best answer. ;#
D) The author mentions some benefits of living in suburbs, but does not directly suggest that people move to live there, so this answer is not the best. ;#
E) This is the best answer! The author uses the ideas presented by others to support the idea of why ‘frozen cities’ could ‘help cool the earth’. ;#

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Question 45 of 52

With which of the following statements would the writer agree?
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Opción múltiple
A) Blu-ray discs will be displaced by Internet video downloads. ;#
B) Technological innovation has made the future of companies more unpredictable than ever ;#
C) The consumers will be telling the companies what to do. ;#
D) Future innovations will break the ground. ;#
E) Leaders will transform the way videos are sold.
B
A) The writer mentions that it is not possible to know whether Blu-rays, downloads from the Internet or any other option will be in vogue, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) This is the best answer! The writer uses the expression ‘Who knows’ to indicates that the technological innovations of today may even provoke that ‘some company may have presented another groundbreaking [innovative] option that may have become the consumers’ favorite by then.’ ;#
C) Although the writer implies that companies are successful when they are ‘the consumers’ favorite’, it does not mean that consumers tell companies ‘what to do’ directly, so this answer is not the best. ;#
D) The author mentions that a ‘groundbreaking option’ may appear in the future, but does not say anything about ‘braking the ground’, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) The writer indicates that innovators rather than leaders receive the ‘payoffs’ of technology today. This would make it very unlikely, in the writer’s opinion, that leaders transform the ways of selling video, so this answer is wrong.;#

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Question 44 of 52

Which of the following is mentioned as a reason for the reduction in DVD sales?
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Opción múltiple
A) the condition of Blu-ray discs ;#
B) their high price ;#
C) the better quality of Internet downloadable versions ;#
D) lack of innovation ;#
E) the people’s preferences
A
A) This is the best answer! The text indicates that ‘most consumers agree that the quality of both sound and images is worth the investment’ in Blu-ray discs. ;#
B) The text does not mention a high price in DVD’s, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) The text does not indicate whether downloadable versions have a better quality over that of DVD’s, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) The text does not make any reference to DVD producers having lacked innovation, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) Although the text indicates that people prefer other formats over DVD’s, the word ‘preferences’ in this answer is very general as to the reason why people prefer those other formats, so this answer is not the best.;#

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Question 43 of 52

According to the text, the relationship between videotapes and DVD’s is closest to which of the following?
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Opción múltiple
A) the relationship between a car and a truck ;#
B) the relationship between a jacket and a shirt ;#
C) the relationship between an LP and an audiotape ;#
D) the relationship between handwriting and typewriting ;#
E) the relationship between a wagon and a bicycle
D
A) The text indicates that a DVD ‘was very innovative for its time since it meant much higher quality images and sound than the highest quality ever achieved with old videotapes’, but a car and a truck are both means of transport propelled by a similar type of engine which makes them rather equivalent in terms of quality, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) The text indicates that a DVD ‘was very innovative for its time since it meant much higher quality images and sound than the highest quality ever achieved with old videotapes’, but the difference between a shirt and a jacket has to do with the materials and purpose but not with their quality, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) The text indicates that a DVD ‘was very innovative for its time since it meant much higher quality images and sound than the highest quality ever achieved with old videotapes’. However, the quality difference between LP’s and audiotapes is not comparable to that, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) This is the best answer! The text indicates that a DVD ‘was very innovative for its time since it meant much higher quality images and sound than the highest quality ever achieved with old videotapes’. The improvements brought about by the possibility of typewriting documents instead of writing them by hand is similar in that the quality related to presentation was highly improved. ;#
E) The text indicates that a DVD ‘was very innovative for its time since it meant much higher quality images and sound than the highest quality ever achieved with old videotapes’. However, both wagons and bicycles imply the use of either animal or man power without a considerable improvement from one to the other, so this answer is wrong. ;#

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Question 42 of 52

According to the passage, consumers have begun to develop a preference for digital video in the Blu-ray format because they believe which of the following?
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Opción múltiple
A) Blu-ray discs are less expensive than DVD’s. ;#
B) DVD’s were the first standard format for digital home video. ;#
C) Blu-ray discs are technically better than DVD’s. ;#
D) DVD’s will soon cease to be produced. ;#
E) Blu-rays are more available than DVD’s.
C
A) The author mentions that although Blu-ray discs are more expensive than DVD’s, ‘most consumers agree that the quality of both sound and images is worth the investment.’ So this answer is totally wrong. ;#
B) The author mentions that although DVD discs were the first to provide a much higher quality than that in old videotapes, Blu-ray discs have an even better quality that has affected the consumers’ preference, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) This is the best answer! The author mentions that the even better quality in Blu-ray discs over that of DVD’s has caused that "most consumers agree that the quality of both sound and images is worth the investment." ;#
D) The author does not mention that DVD’s will stop being produced. ;#
E) The author does not address the availability of Blu-ray discs, so this is answer is wrong. ;#

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Question 41 of 52

 
The author implies that one way that DVD producers secured control over the market was by
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Opción múltiple
A) carefully monopolizing access to DVD technology. ;#
B) sacrificing technological superiority over Blu-ray’s in order to remain competitive in price. ;#
C) giving up profits in exchange for reduced prices. ;#
D) sharing control of the marketing of videotapes. ;#
E) making deals with companies whose videos they commercialized. ;#
E
A) The text does not mention any monopoly of DVD technology, so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) The text does not mention any kind of superiority of DVD’s over Blu-ray discs, so this answer is completely wrong. ;#
C) The text does not indicate any giving up of profits, so this answer is wrong. ;#
D) The text does not indicate any sharing of the market between DVD’s and videotapes; in fact the former completely replaced the latter in stores and catalogues, so this answer is completely wrong. ;#
E) This is the best answer! The text indicates that ‘The alliances made by DVD manufacturers with TV and movie distribution companies allowed a process that ended up with a rapid replacement of every single title in the companies’ catalogues and the consequent monopoly’. ;#

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Question 40 of 52

 

According to the passage, today’s successful companies, unlike the ones in the past, may earn the greatest profits by
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Opción múltiple
A) establishing technological leadership in order to shape product definitions in advance of competing companies. ;#
B) investing in research to produce cheaper versions of existing technology. ;#
C) being the first to market an innovative technology. ;#
D) emphasizing the development of methods for both the quality and distribution of a recently created technology. ;#
E) adapting rapidly to a technological standard previously set by a competing company.
C
A) The author mentions that innovation (creating new products) has replaced technological leadership (shape definitions for others to commercialize the same product later), so this answer is wrong. ;#
B) The author does not mention the production of cheaper versions, so this answer is wrong. ;#
C) This is the best answer! The author mentions that, in our days, the leading companies are those that innovate by creating groundbreaking products.;#
D) According to the author, it is the creation of groundbreaking products rather than the development of quality and distribution of them what makes a company being successful today, so this answer is not the best. ;#
E) The author mentions that innovation rather than following what has been done by others is the key for companies today, so this answer is completely wrong.;#

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Question 39 of 52
Instructions
This section tests your ability to understand an English academic reading passage.
You will have 14 minutes to read the passage and answer the questions about it.
Read the following passage.
 
Traditionally, the first company to commercialize a new technological development has profited from the unique chance to map out product definitions, channeling followers to adapt to an established model or invest in an unproven alternative. Nevertheless, in our days, the largest payoffs may go to those that lead in being the first to innovate by creating new products for a more effective customer satisfaction and distribution.
Producers of the DVD format for video home players, for instance, were the first to develop a form of digital recording for use at home. This new format was very innovative for its time since it meant much higher quality images and sound than the highest quality ever achieved with old videotapes in a product that would last for a much longer period. By the end of the 1990’s, most consumers had replaced their old VHS tapes with DVD’s. In addition, video stores quickly became exclusive DVD stores. The alliances made by DVD manufacturers with TV and movie distribution companies allowed a process that ended up with a rapid replacement of every single title in the companies’ catalogues and the consequent monopoly.
However, in recent years the arrival of Blu-ray discs has diminished the interest on DVD’s. Even though their price is higher, most consumers agree that the quality of both sound and images is worth the investment. In addition, some Internet-based companies have reported a quantitative increase in the number of people interested in downloadable digital editions of TV programs and movies. All this has been the reason for DVD selling companies to report a substantial decrease in their sales in recent years.
Nowadays the scenario in the distribution of any type of commercial video recordings in digital format seems to indicate that whoever provides both the best quality and the easiest way to get or access the product will be the leader in turn. Who knows if in the future neither digital discs like the Blu-ray, nor downloads from internet will be in vogue since some company may have presented another groundbreaking option that may have become the consumers’ favorite by then.
Now, answer the following questions about the passage
The passage is primarily concerned with which of the following?
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Opción múltiple
A) evaluating two competing technologies ;#
B) tracking the impact of new technology by narrating a sequence of events ;#
C) reinterpreting an event from contemporary business history ;#
D) proposing an innovative approach to business planning ;#
E) illustrating a business strategy by means of a case history
B
A) The author describes, but does not evaluate more than two types of recording and distributing video, so this answer is not the best. ;#
B) This is the best answer! The writer traces the impact of different forms of video recordings by narrating how one replaced a preexisting one. ;#
C) The writer does not indicate he is making any reinterpretation of facts, so this is wrong. ;#
D) The writer does not suggest any way of planning businesses, so this answer is wrong. ;#
E) The writer does not refer to business strategies but how technological developments affect them, so this answer is wrong.;#

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Question 38 of 52

 

Hamper
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Opción múltiple
A) Dampen ;#
B) Doddle ;#
C) Dawdle ;#
D) Extinguish ;#
E) Obstruct
E
A) This is a good answer but not the best. Dampen means to make less strong or intense. It is more proactive than hamper which only means to impede, implying that the object could still retain its power capacity. ;#
B) Wrong. Doddle means to waste time. It also means a very easy task. ;#
C) Wrong. This is a synonym of answer B. ;#
D) Wrong. This answer is too drastic. Extinguish means to take all the energy out of something while hamper, the verb in this case, means to impede or limit. ;#
E) This is the best answer. To obstruct means to block which can be understood to mean to limit.;#

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Question 37 of 52

 

Irascible
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Opción múltiple
A) Angry ;#
B) Risible ;#
C) Mortgage ;#
D) Bellicose ;#
E) Insatiate
D
A) This is a good answer but not the best. Angry is considered to be a temporary condition while irascible is a permanent characteristic. ;#
B) Wrong. Risible means to have a smile on your face. Irascible is a human characteristic which means easily upset. ;#
C) Wrong. Mortgage is a legal agreement with a bank ;#
D) This is the best answer. Bellicose refers to a warlike nature, easily provoked. ;#
E) This is a decent answer but wrong. Insatiate means never satisfied. ;#

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Question 36 of 52

 

celerity
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Opción múltiple
A) Alacrity ;#
B) Somnambulism ;#
C) Soporific ;#
D) Caustic ;#
E) Energize
A​
A) This is the correct answer. Alacrity means brisk action or cheerful readiness. Celerity means rapidity of motion or action. ;#
B) Wrong. Somnambulism, meaning the state of sleep walking, is practically the opposite of celerity. ;#
C) Wrong. Soporific means to cause sleep or exhaustion. ;#
D) Wrong. Caustic means abrasive or extremely sarcastic. ;#
E) This is a good answer but not the best. Energize is a verb. Celerity, meaning rapidity, is a noun. ;#

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Question 35 of 52

 

PITH
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Opción múltiple
A) maculation ;#
B) prattle ;#
C) quintessence ;#
D) macerate ;#
E) talon
C
A) Maculation is the act of staining with spots. Pith means essence or center. The meaning of these words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) Pith means essence or center. Prattle is chatter without meaning. Pith means essence or center. The meaning of these words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) This is the correct option. Quintessence is pure essence. Pith means essence or center. These two meanings are synonymous. ;#
D) Macerate is food prepared by soaking in liquids. Pith means essence or center. The meaning of these words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) Talon is a pointed nail or claw. Pith means essence or center. The meaning of these words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect.;#

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Question 34 of 52

 

PITH
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Opción múltiple
A) bode ;#
B) canter ;#
C) galled ;#
D) admonish ;#
E) exacerbate
B​
A) Lope means to move easily in long strides. To bode is to presage or omen for the future. Lope means to move easily in long strides. The meaning of these words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) This is the correct option. Lope means to move easily in long strides. Canter is an easy gait or with long easy strides. This word’s meaning is closest to the one of the word in capital letters. ;#
C) To be galled is to become exasperated. Lope means to move easily in long strides. The meaning of these words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) To admonish is to reprove or rebuke. Lope means to move easily in long strides. The meaning of these words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) To exacerbate is to aggrabate. Lope means to move easily in long strides. The meaning of these words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#

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Question 33 of 52
Instructions
This section tests your ability to answer the synonym problems for the verbal section of the GRE exam. You should choose the word that most closely resembles the meaning of the capitalized word.
You should take less than 1 minute and 45 seconds to answer each question.
LOPE
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Opción múltiple
A) enervate ;#
B) posture ;#
C) foreshadow ;#
D) forage ;#
E) cloy
E​
A) To enervate is to weaken. Sate is to satisfy to excess. The meaning of these two words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) To posture is to put on an act or pose. Sate is to satisfy to excess. The meaning of these two words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) To foreshadow is to indicate or suggest what will happen next. Sate is to satisfy to excess. The meaning of these two words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) To forage is to look for food. Sate is to satisfy to excess. The meaning of these two words is not synonymous. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) This is the correct option. Cloy means to cause disgust because of having too much of something. Sate is to satisfy to excess. The meaning of these two words is synonymous in that they both refer to having something in excess. This option is the best one. ;#

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Question 32 of 52

 

gregarious
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Opción múltiple
A) Reclusive ;#
B) Goosestep ;#
C) Gullible ;#
D) Gulliver ;#
E) Egregious
A​
A) This is the best answer. Reclusive means isolated and anti-social. Gregarious means that one enjoys being around other people, socializing. ;#
B) Wrong. Goosestep is a verb meaning a certain kind of march, usually associated with the Nazis. ;#
C) Wrong. Gullible means that one believes any type of information, regardless of how ridiculous. ;#
D) Wrong. This is a reference to the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels. ;#
E) Wrong. Egregious means excessively, shockingly bad. ;#

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Question 31 of 52

 

Unequivocal
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Opción múltiple
A) Clear ;#
B) Concise ;#
C) Succinct ;#
D) Ambivalent ;#
E) Efficient
D​
A) Wrong. This answer is practically a synonym, either in meaning or common sense understanding, to unequivocal which means to leave no doubt. Concise means clear and to the point. ;#
B) Wrong. This answer is practically a synonym, either in meaning or common sense understanding, to unequivocal which means to leave no doubt. ;#
C) Wrong. This answer is practically a synonym, either in meaning or common sense understanding, to unequivocal which means to leave no doubt. Succinct means pithy and brief. ;#
D) This is the best answer. Ambivalent means uncertain while unequivocal means ;#
E) Wrong. This answer is practically a synonym, either in meaning or common sense understanding, to unequivocal which means to leave no doubt. ;#

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Question 30 of 52

 

Dexterous
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Opción múltiple
A) Deft ;#
B) Maladroit ;#
C) Ambidextrous ;#
D) Adroit ;#
E) Twisted
B​
A) Wrong. Deft is practically a synonym of dexterous which means clever or skillful. ;#
B) This is the correct answer. Maladroit means clumsy. ;#
C) Wrong. Since ambidextrous means to be skillful with both the right and left hand it is practically a synonym of dexterous which means clever or skillful. ;#
D) Wrong. Adroit is practically a synonym of dexterous which means clever or skillful. ;#
E) Wrong. Something that is twisted is not necessarily clumsy, the opposite of dextrous. ;#

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Question 29 of 52

 

QUALM:
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Opción múltiple
A) squeamishness ;#
B) staunchness ;#
C) fickleness ;#
D) improbity ;#
E) dauntlessness
E​
A) Qualm means a hesitation or fear. Squeamish means easily disgusted. This word’s meaning is not opposite to the one of the word in capital letters. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) This is the correct option. Staunch means firm and dependable. Qualm means hesitation or fear. The meaning of staunch is opposite to the meaning of qualm. ;#
C) Fickle means erratic or changeable. Qualm means hesitation or fear. This word’s meaning is not opposite to the one of the word in capital letters. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) Improbity means dishonesty. Qualm means hesitation or fear. This word’s meaning is not opposite to the one of the word in capital letters. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) This is the correct option. Dauntlessness means incapability of intimidation or fear. This word’s meaning is the direct opposite of the word in capital letters. ;#

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28 
Question 28 of 52

 

CANT:
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Opción múltiple
A) disinterment ;#
B) lacuna ;#
C) tare ;#
D) recant ;#
E) veraciousness
E​
A) Disinterment means an unearthing or dig up. Cant means insincere talk. The meanings these words have are not opposite. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) Lacuna means a missing part or space. Cant means insincere talk. The meanings these words have are not opposite. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) Tare is an unwelcome element. Cant means insincere talk. The meanings these words have are not opposite. This option is not the best. ;#
D) A recanter is one that takes back something that was said. Cant means insincere talk. The meanings these words have are not opposite. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) This is the correct option. Veraciousness means truth. Cant means insincere talk. The meanings these words have are opposite.;#

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27 
Question 27 of 52
Instructions
​ This section tests your ability to answer antonym problems for the verbal section of the GRE exam. You should choose the word that is most closely opposite in meaning to the capitalized word.
You should take less than 1 minute and 45 seconds to answer each question.
SUPERCILIOUSNESS:
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Opción múltiple
A) gratefulness ;#
B) declination ;#
C) haughtiness ;#
D) gracefulness ;#
E) cringe
E​
A) Superciliousness means displaying superiority or disdain. Gratefulness means thankful. This option is not opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) Superciliousness means displaying superiority or disdain. Declination means to bend downward. This option is not opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) Superciliousness means displaying superiority or disdain. Haughtiness means to display scornfulness or pride. This option is not opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) Superciliousness means displaying superiority or disdain. Gracefulness is the quality of showing easiness and control over one’s actions. This option is not opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) This is the best option. Superciliousness means displaying superiority or disdain. Cringe is the act of cowering or behaving in a servile way. This option is opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters.;#

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26 
Question 26 of 52

 

The plant’s environmental council was not _______ trash burning by punishing this practice; rather, it was merely admitting that there was no other option at the time.
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Opción múltiple
A) allowing ;#
B) permitting ;#
C) condoning ;#
D) confecting ;#
E) confederating
C​
A) This is a good answer but not the best; however, allowing something to occur would imply a proactive measure. Condone has a less direct connotation. ;#
B) This is a good answer but not the best; however, permitting something to occur would imply a proactive measure. Condone has a less direct connotation. ;#
C) To condone means to tacitly support or overlook. ;#
D) Wrong. The root meaning of confect is to make something. The council is not making the trash. ;#
E) Wrong. To confederate could be understood to mean to make an alliance. This is not occurring in this example. ;#

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25 
Question 25 of 52

 

His previous mafia connections were the ________ of the President’s first term; therefore, his re-election would have been impossible were it not for his excellent service during the aftermath of the earthquake.
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Opción múltiple
A) pride ;#
B) bane ;#
C) prize ;#
D) sinecure ;#
E) sin
B​
A) Wrong. Mafia connections would not make him proud. ;#
B) This is the best answer. Bane means troublesome influence. If the president were known to have been influenced by the mafia, his re-election would be in jeopardy. ;#
C) Wrong. Mafia connections would not be considered a prize by the public. ;#
D) Wrong. A sinecure is a job that is not very challenging, though it could be quite remunerative. ;#
E) Wrong. Though it may be a sin to participate in mafia activities, sin and connections do not match in number.;#

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24 
Question 24 of 52

 

The child’s _______ face gave away the reclusive lifestyle and bad nutrition that she had endured for years while living in her uncle’s attic.
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Opción múltiple
A) fulsome ;#
B) frozen ;#
C) pockmarked ;#
D) frown ;#
E) pallid
E​
A) Wrong. This word means excessively complimentary or generous. ;#
B) Wrong. A frozen face could only imply that the child is dead and would have nothing to do with her lifestyle. ;#
C) This is a good answer but not the best. Being pockmarked can be a symptom of a disease; however, the phrase “reclusive lifestyle” suggests she kept indoors. ;#
D) Wrong. A face can have a frown, the opposite of smiling. In this case, however, we are looking for an adjective and not a verb or a noun. ;#
E) Correct. Pallid means pale or lack of color. The lack of color can relate to the child’s lifestyle as a recluse.;#

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23 
Question 23 of 52

 

Despite his _________ attitude during staff meetings, most would agree that our principal is a very affable person.
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Opción múltiple
A) assiduous ;#
B) gregarious ;#
C) cantankerous ;#
D) garrulous ;#
E) generous
C​
A) Wrong. Assiduous means hard working, persevering. This is not the opposite of affable which means kind and sociable. ;#
B) Wrong. Gregarious means that one likes to be around people, which is not necessarily the opposite of affable. ;#
C) This is the best answer. Cantankerous means quarrelsome or bad tempered. The clue here would come from the word “despite” and the phrase “during staff meetings”. It is the opposite of affable, kind and sociable. ;#
D) Wrong. Garrulous means that one likes to talk to a lot. It is not necessarily the opposite of affable. ;#
E) Wrong. Generous would imply that the principal is unethical.;#

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22 
Question 22 of 52

 

After years of unfruitful research the scientist was at the ______ of giving up, but he finally made a breakthrough in his work thus keeping him out of obscurity.
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Opción múltiple
A) price ;#
B) pretzel ;#
C) crossroads ;#
D) precipice ;#
E) line
D​
A) Wrong. In this case, this answer would refer to the price of quitting. The price here is already mention, that of obscurity. ;#
B) Wrong. A pretzel is a snack. ;#
C) Wrong. A crossroads would imply a choice between two things which are not mentioned. ;#
D) This is the best answer. Precipice means the edge of something, a steep slope perhaps; but in this case it means “cliff” marking the boundary between fame and obscurity. ;#
E) Wrong. This word is too general.;#

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21 
Question 21 of 52
 

 

Bob’s wife suffers from Alzheimer’s disease; however, every now and then she has moments of _______.
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Opción múltiple
A) lucidity ;#
B) obscurity ;#
C) confusion ;#
D) euphoria ;#
E) prejudice ;#
A​
A) This is the best answer. Lucidity is a noun which means clarity and precision. ;#
B) Wrong. This word relates to the state of not being well known or in the dark. When Bob’s wife speaks, she actually comes into the light. ;#
C) Wrong. The state of being confused is almost a constant for those suffering from Alzheimer’s. “Every now and then” would be the clue here. ;#
D) Wrong. Experiencing a sense of euphoria is possible when suffering from Alzheimer’s, but it is not necessarily contrary to the conditions of the disease as the transition word “however” would suggest. ;#
E) This is a good answer but not the best. Prejudice is not as direct a contradiction to Alzheimer’s as is lucidity.;#

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20 
Question 20 of 52

 

Their star player was fined for using _________ remarks when arguing with a referee.
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Opción múltiple
A) drugs ;#
B) derogatory ;#
C) celebratory ;#
D) complimentary ;#
E) salacious
B​
A) Wrong. Athletes do take drugs, but not when arguing with referees. ;#
B) This is the best answer. Derogatory means insulting or offensive. The player was fined. ;#
C) This is a good answer but not the best. Players are fined for celebrations after scoring but this usually does not happen while arguing with a referee. ;#
D) Wrong. Complimentary is the opposite of derogatory. ;#
E) Wrong. Such a situation would be rare. This means to convey a sexual content in one’s words.;#

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19 
Question 19 of 52

 

The producer spoke with _________ about his next movie and the reporters left feeling they didn’t have any information to give to the arts editor.
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Opción múltiple
A) posterity ;#
B) vehemence ;#
C) ambivalence ;#
D) callousness ;#
E) coyness
A) Wrong. Posterity refers to future generations. Knowledge of how the movie related to the future might have satisfied the reporters. ;#
B) Wrong. This means strong passion or intensity, perhaps anger. The reporters might have left satisfied had the producer spoke thus. ;#
C) This is the best answer. Ambivalence means a lack of clarity or precision. If a person speaks with ambivalence he/she is undecided. ;#
D) Wrong. This means insensitive or cruel. The reporters might have left satisfied had the producer spoke thus. ;#
E) This is a good answer but not the best. This means to feign shyness. If the reporters were aware of the producer’s shyness then perhaps they would have something, at least, to write about.

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18 
Question 18 of 52

 

The man was slapped for _________ at the woman wearing the short skirt.
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Opción múltiple
A) ignoring ;#
B) spying ;#
C) qualming ;#
D) ogling ;#
E) fondling
D​
A) Wrong. A man would not be slapped (presumably by the woman in question) for not paying attention to her, unless they were married. ;#
B) Wrong. This is a good answer but not the best. If the man were spying on the woman, he might not be seen; therefore, he would not be slapped. ;#
C) Wrong. Qualming is not a word in the verb form. ;#
D) This is the best answer. Ogle means to stare at in a rude manner. ;#
E) Wrong. In this case fondling could have a negative connotation as it means to stroke or caress, but it is not used with the preposition "at". ;#

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17 
Question 17 of 52

 

Animals found in the wild do not make good pets because they are not _________, whereas street dogs can be obedient if given food and shelter.
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Opción múltiple
A) healthy;#
B) obedient;#
C) tractable;#
D) salubrious;#
E) truculent
C​
A) Wrong. An unhealthy animal can also be a good pet. ;#
B) Wrong. It is not often the case to find the same word used twice in a sentence unless it is an article. ;#
C) This is the best answer. In this case, tractable means obedient. Referring to humans it means polite and dutiful. "Whereas" is used to show a contradiction. So we are looking for the opposite of obedient. In this case "not tractable" would be its opposite. ;#
D) Wrong. This means healthy. An unhealthy animal can also be a good pet. ;#
E) Wrong. Truculent means eager or quick to argue. An animal in the wild would be very likely to be truculent.;#

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Question 16 of 52

 

Hoping to ride the green wave, the mayor of Mexico City __________ that all public transportation vehicles meet the latest green house gas emissions standards.
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Opción múltiple
A) postulated ;#
B) pondered ;#
C) pillaged ;#
D) pilloried ;#
E) predicted
A​
A) This is the best answer. Postulate is a verb which means to propose or hypothesize. ;#
B) This is a good example but not the best. To ponder means to think about or consider. The clue here is that the mayor was doing more than considering as he was “hoping to ride the green wave”. ;#
C) Wrong. To pillage means to rob or steal in wartime. ;#
D) Wrong. To pillory is a verb meaning to attack or ridicule publicly. The mayor would not do this to his own idea. ;#
E) This is a good answer but not the best. The key here is “hoping” which would imply that the possibility is not certain.;#

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15 
Question 15 of 52

 

Despite what one might think, taking too many vitamins can be __________ to one’s health.
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Opción múltiple
A) adumbrating ;#
B) banal ;#
C) officious ;#
D) benevolent ;#
E) deleterious
E​
A) This is a good answer but not the best. Adumbrate means to foreshadow or to overshadow. In this case the verb is being used as an adjective, but its use here would imply that vitamins are more important than one’s health or that they can influence one’s health in a way considered to be paranormal, when in fact there is a close physiological relationship between vitamins and health. ;#
B) Incorrect. Banal means boring or unoriginal. Vitamins cannot bore something that is not sentient. ;#
C) Wrong. An officious person is one who asserts authority in order to get things done. It can also mean very efficient. ;#
D) Wrong. Benevolent means kind. We cannot apply anthropomorphic adjectives to non-humans. ;#
E) Deleterious means harmful. The clue here is the phrase “too many”.;#

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Question 14 of 52

 

Martin, a very well organized student, finished his homework with much ________and was able to help out in the kitchen and watch his favorite TV program.
0
Opción múltiple
A) sluggishness ;#
B) alacrity ;#
C) benevolence ;#
D) curiosity ;#
E) haste
B​
A) Incorrect. Sluggishness is the state of being slow or lacking energy. This state would not enable Martin to complete his homework before his TV program.;#
B) This is the best answer. Alacrity is a noun that means eagerness, enthusiasm or quickness.;#
C) Incorrect. This means of or pertaining to well meaning or kind which would have nothing to do with the efficient manner by which Martin completed his work.;#
D) Incorrect. Being curious would enable Martin to be involved with his homework, but it would not say anything about his ability to finish it before his TV program.;#
E) Incorrect. Haste means excessive speed or urgency. Excessive would imply that the task was done poorly, but Martin is an organized person. ;#

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Question 13 of 52

 

The ____ sailor mistook the enticing eddy for a mermaid and immediately dove to his death in the cold southern seas.
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Opción múltiple
A) Hapless;#
B) Toadyish;#
C) Picayune;#
D) Nascent;#
E) Divestible
A​
A) This is the correct option. Hapless means unfortunate. An eddy is a current in water that moves in a direction opposite to the main current. This option best fits the meaning of the complete sentence. ;#
B) Toadyish means flattering or servile. An eddy is a current in water that moves in a direction opposite to the main current. This option does not agree with the meaning of the rest of the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) Picayune means insignificant or petty. Hapless means unfortunate. An eddy is a current in water that moves in a direction opposite to the main current. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) Nascent means newly generated or just born. Misconstrued means misunderstood or mistook. Hapless means unfortunate. An eddy is a current in water that moves in a direction opposite to the main current. This option does not agree with the meaning of the rest of the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) Divestible means removable. Hapless means unfortunate. An eddy is a current in water that moves in a direction opposite to the main current. This option does not agree with the meaning of the rest of the sentence. This option is incorrect.;#

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12 
Question 12 of 52

 

The gaucherie exhibited by the applicant when confronted with an unexpected situation _____ him the job, as the company was after people who could stabilize the company in light of possible vicissitudes.
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Opción múltiple
A) rebus ;#
B) vitiated ;#
C) won ;#
D) cost ;#
E) sere
D​
A) Rebus means puzzle. Gaucherie means awkwardness. Vicissitudes means unexpected or unforeseen events. The word vitiated does not agree with the meaning or structure the sentence has. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) Vitiated means weakened. Gaucherie means awkward or tactless. Vicissitudes are unforeseen changes. The word vitiated does not agree with the meaning or structure the sentence has. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) Won him the job implies the company was after awkward employees, as gaucherie means awkward. This is not what the sentence means. An awkward employee would not stabilize the company when unforeseen events arise (vicissitudes). ;#
D) This is the correct option. That his gaucherie or awkwardness cost him the job makes sense. Vicissitudes means unforeseen events. That his awkwardness cost him the job agrees with what the rest of the sentence states. ;#
E) Sere means withered or dry. Gaucherie means awkward or tactless. Vicissitudes are unforeseen changes. The word sere does not agree with the meaning or structure the sentence has. This option is incorrect.;#

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Question 11 of 52

 

The politician’s ________of the proposed reform nonplussed the cloistered and now lugubrious incumbents who had conceived it.
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Opción múltiple
A) paean;#
B) labile;#
C) comeliness;#
D) lambasting;#
E) gregariousness;#
D​
A) A paean is a song of praises. Nonplussed means confused. Cloistered means confined. Lugubrious means sad. Incumbents are newcomers. The meaning of paean does not fit with having the newcomers that generated the reform proposal sad. This is not the best option. ;#
B) Labile means constantly changing. Lugubrious means sad. Incumbents are newcomers. The meaning of labile does not fit the meaning of the rest of the sentence or the syntax of the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) Comeliness means pleasant to look at or attractive. Lugubrious means sad. Incumbents are newcomers. The meaning of comeliness does not fit the meaning of the rest of the sentence or the syntax of the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) This is the correct option. To Lambast is to attack verbally. Lugubrious means sad. Incumbents are newcomers. ;#
E) Gregariousness is the quality of being sociable. Lugubrious means sad. Incumbents are newcomers. The meaning of gregariousness does not fit the meaning of the rest of the sentence or the syntax of the sentence. This option is incorrect.;#

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10 
Question 10 of 52

 

The benefit one obtains when struggling at technology’s frontier is often times_______, but it can lead to intemperate economic freedom and social recognition.
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Opción múltiple
A) rewarding;#
B) pastiche;#
C) slake;#
D) nugatory;#
E) foible
D​
A) Rewarding has a positive connotation. The rest of the sentence also has a positive connotation. The connector but shows contrast, so there needs to be a word with a negative connotation on the first part. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) Pastiche is a type of artwork. This meaning does not match the meaning of the rest of the sentence. Intemperate means not moderate or excessive. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) Slake means to quench, satisfy or lessen the intensity of something. Intemperate means not moderate or excessive. The meaning of slake does not agree with the one of the rest of the sentence. A word that can describe benefit is required. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) This is the correct option. Nugatory means trivial or insignificant. Intemperate means not moderate or excessive. ;#
E) Foible means a quirk or minor weakness. Intemperate means not moderate or excessive. A word to describe benefit is required. The meaning of the word foible does not fit the meaning of the rest of the sentence. ;#

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Question 9 of 52

 

Each familiar with the phrase ‘hard work breeds virtue’, the young apprentices got a _______ that impugned their probity.
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Opción múltiple
A) sinecure ;#
B) ellipsis ;#
C) caret ;#
D) inveigle ;#
E) runic
A​
A) This is the correct option. Sinecure means a confortable job or one requiring a small amount of work. Impugned means attacked. Probity means honesty. ;#
B) Ellipsis means omission of words not essential for understanding. Impugned means attacked. Probity means honesty. The meaning of ellipsis does not correctly complement the meaning of the complete sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) A caret is a punctuation mark to mark the place where there is missing information. Probity means honesty. The meaning of ellipsis does not correctly complement the meaning of the complete sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) Inveigle means coax or entice. Probity means honesty. The meaning of ellipsis does not correctly complement the meaning of the complete sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) Runic means related to an ancestor of Germanic languages, it has the connotation of magical or mysterious. Probity means honesty. The meaning of ellipsis does not correctly complement the meaning of the complete sentence. This option is incorrect.;#

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8 
Question 8 of 52

 

Because of the _______ imposed on her by her social circle, she feigned superiority and reinforced her already stygian situation.
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Opción múltiple
A) idyll ;#
B) accretion ;#
C) encomium ;#
D) hortatory ;#
E) ostracism
E​
A) Idyll means an event or series of events that are carefree and lighthearted. Stygian means dark and gloomy. The meaning this option adds to the sentence does not agree with the meaning the rest of the sentence has. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) Accretion means accumulation or gathering. Stygian means dark and gloomy. The meaning this option adds to the sentence does not agree with the meaning the rest of the sentence has. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) Encomium means praise or eulogy. Stygian means dark and gloomy. The meaning this option adds to the sentence does not agree with the meaning the rest of the sentence has. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) Hortatory means encouraging. Stygian means dark and gloomy. The meaning this option adds to the sentence does not agree with the meaning the rest of the sentence has. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) This is the correct option. Ostracism means exclusion or disgrace. Stygian means dark and gloomy. The meaning this option adds to the sentence agrees with the meaning the rest of the sentence has. ;#

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7 
Question 7 of 52

 

Once the storm ____ there will be plenty of calm weather to get to our destination.
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Opción múltiple
A) abjures ;#
B) abates ;#
C) augurs ;#
D) glib ;#
E) repines
B​
A) To abjure means to renounce or to reject doing something. That a storm abjures does not make sense. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) This is the correct option. To abate means to reduce in intensity, to bring to a lower state. This is something a storm can do and makes sense with the rest of the sentence. ;#
C) To augur means to predict using omens or to make divinations. This meaning does not agree with the meaning with the rest of the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
D) Glib means smooth, slippery or superficial speech. This meaning has no relation to the meaning of the rest of the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) To repine means to be discontented or to complain. This meaning does not complement the meaning in the rest of the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#

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6 
Question 6 of 52

 

The person’s _____ made us pause before bringing him more bad news on the same day.
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Opción múltiple
A) refulgence ;#
B) avarice ;#
C) testiness ;#
D) whittle ;#
E) untoward ;#
C​
A) Refulgence means radiance or shininess. That a person’s shininess makes us not give him bad news does not make sense. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) That a person’s greed for money should make us not give him more bad news does not make sense. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) This is the correct option. A person’s irascibility or testiness makes us think twice about bringing him bad news. The meaning of testiness corresponds to the meaning required by the rest of the statement. ;#
D) To whittle means to reduce step by step. The ‘person’s whittle’ makes no sense. This option is incorrect. ;#
E) Untoward means unexpected. The ‘person’s untoward’ makes no sense. This option is incorrect. ;#

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Question 5 of 52

 

I got this new hat, and I do not feel too comfortable with it. I think I need to send it to the _______ for an adjustment or two.
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Opción múltiple
A) milliner ;#
B) inchoate ;#
C) natty ;#
D) halcyon ;#
E) maudlin ;#
A​
A) This is the correct answer. A milliner is a person that works with hats. ;#
B) Inchoate mans undeveloped. This meaning does not agree with the meaning of the overall sentence. This option is wrong. ;#
C) Natty means neat, or elegant. The sentence states that a hat is sent to the _______ for an adjustment. This meaning does not agree with the meaning of the overall sentence. This option is wrong. ;#
D) The meaning of halcyon is a state of peacefulness or calm. To send a hat to a halcyon for an adjustment makes no sense. This statement is incorrect. ;#
E) To be maudlin is to be excessively sentimental. It does not make sense to send a hat to the maudlin for an adjustment. This statement is incorrect.;#

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Question 4 of 52

 

Despite the fact that most GRE students are initially flabbergasted by the exam’s punctilious use of vocabulary, they eventually become ____ to it.
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Opción múltiple
A) supine ;#
B) rucked ;#
C) probity ;#
D) inured ;#
E) iniquity
B​
A) Supine means lying flat on one’s back. The statement mentions students eventually becoming ____ to it. This does not make sense with the overall meaning of the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) The word rucked means wrinkled or folded. The statement mentions students eventually becoming ____ to vocabulary. The sentence does not make sense including the meaning of the word in this option. This option is not correct. ;#
C) Probity means uprightness, or honest. The statement mentions students eventually becoming ____ to vocabulary. The word probity does not agree with the meaning of the complete sentence. ;#
D) This is the correct answer. Inured means hardened or habituated to a bad thing. The statement mentions students eventually becoming ____ to vocabulary. This word’s meaning agrees with the meaning of the complete sentence. ;#
E) Iniquity means evil or unjust. The statement mentions students eventually becoming ____ to vocabulary. The word iniquity does not fit the meaning of the statement. This option is not correct. ;#

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Question 3 of 52

 

The estranged person saw fit to run all the way home trying desperately to _______ the intense and bothersome feeling that so deeply upset his soul; seeking solace and a complete lack of emotion became his sole endeavor.
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Opción múltiple
A) evince ;#
B) anesthetize ;#
C) capsize ;#
D) collect ;#
E) nick
B​
A) Evince means to reveal. This meaning could be applied to feelings, but the context provided by the sentence implies this is not the best meaning to include. The meaning sought should note the fact the person looks for a way to escape the feeling. ;#
B) This is the correct answer. Anesthetize means to numb or deaden, to stop feeling. The word estranged means disconsolate or disillusioned. To stop, numb or deaden the feeling fits the meaning of the overall sentence. ;#
C) Capsize means to sink or upset. While this meaning could be applied to feelings, this meaning does not fit the complete sentence. ;#
D) Collect means to gather. This meaning could be applied to feelings, but it is not compatible with the meaning of the complete sentence. ;#
E) Nick means scratch. This meaning could be applied to feelings, but the context provided by the sentence implies this is not the best meaning to include. The meaning sought should note the fact the person looks for a way to escape the feeling. ;#

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Question 2 of 52

 

The entrepreneur’s insistence was _________ by his later success at establishing what is now one of the most well-known franchises in the world.
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Opción múltiple
A) ignored ;#
B) comprehensible ;#
C) vindicated ;#
D) belied ;#
E) capitulated
C​
A) The phrase ‘his insistence was ignored by his later success’ makes no sense. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) The word comprehensible means understandable, and this meaning does not correspond the meaning required by the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) This is the correct answer. The word vindicated means justified. This meaning fits the sentence. ;#
D) The word belied means contradicted or disproved. The sentence mentions the entrepreneur’s insistence (which has a negative connotation). The sentence continues talking about success (positive connotation). The word in this option shows contrast, but the meaning does not fit the meaning required by the sentence. This option is not the best. ;#
E) Capitulated means surrendered or gave up. This meaning does not fit the required meaning in the sentence. This option is incorrect. ;#

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Question 1 of 52
 Instructions:

This section tests your ability to answer Sentence Completion problems for the verbal section of the GRE exam. You are given a sentence with a blank portion. Choose that best completes the sentence

You should take less than 1 minute and 45 seconds to answer each question.

Communication university students who recently came back from Easter vacations were ________ and kidding amongst themselves.
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Opción múltiple
A) germinating ;#
B) germane ;#
C) carousing ;#
D) contentious ;#
E) elucidating
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A) This option implies growth or beginning, this meaning makes no sense with the rest of the statement. This option is incorrect. ;#
B) The word germane means native to or intrinsic to something, this meaning does not correspond to the meaning required for the whole sentence to make sense. This option is incorrect. ;#
C) This is the correct answer. Carousing means celebrating, partying or reveling. This meaning fits the meaning required by the rest of the sentence. ;#
D) Contentious means with a tendency to argue or quarrel. This option has a parallelism problem with kidding. This option is not the best. ;#
E) Elucidating means making something clear by means of the intellect. This option is not the best.;#

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