PSAT Critical Reading : Sentence Completions

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Example Question #383 : Two Blank Sentences

Choose the set of words that best completes the following sentence.

I’m not usually a(n) __________ person, but I was fuming after I got lost driving to my friend’s house because of the __________ directions he gave me.

Possible Answers:

irksome . . . volatile

presumptuous . . . egregious

irascible . . . nebulous

glacial . . . subtle

 

fanatical . . . unwitting

Correct answer:

irascible . . . nebulous

Explanation:

For the first blank, we are looking for a word that has to do with getting angry because this person was “fuming.” For the second, we can infer that the directions were not very good because this person got lost. The answer choice with "irascible . . . nebulous" is the only that fits because irascible means easily angered, while "nebulous" means vague.

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