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23
2014
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Critical Reading > Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

Although the scientist claimed to have made a major breakthrough in his research, the evidence he offered as proof of his assertion was ------- at best.

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Hint

The word “Although” means that the missing term will likely cast doubt on the scientist’s claim.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

Register Next Tests:
5/3 , 6/7

Apr
23
2014
35,590 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 16,838
Incorrect 18,752
47% correct

Critical Reading > Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

Although the scientist claimed to have made a major breakthrough in his research, the evidence he offered as proof of his assertion was ------- at best.

Answer Choices

Answer

“Paltry,” or meager, fits within the context of this sentence because it questions or qualifies the scientist’s claim of achieving a “major breakthrough.”