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May
26
2015
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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. 

The show’s host was usually genial, but he had a reputation for turning ------- when provoked by guests who challenged his opinions.

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Hint

The word “but” indicates that the missing term will contrast with “genial,” which means friendly.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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6/6

May
26
2015
24,464 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 12,930
Incorrect 11,534
52% 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. 

The show’s host was usually genial, but he had a reputation for turning ------- when provoked by guests who challenged his opinions.

Answer Choices

Answer

It makes sense to say that someone who is typically “genial,” or friendly, would turn “surly,” or irritable, when provoked.