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Sentence Completion. BINGO. w/ SAT Vocabulary!. Assembled by Ms. Caitlin Hanzlick Teacher, SAT Prep, Stone Mountain H.S. Fall 2007. RULES:. Read each sentence. First figure out the meaning of the word that will fill in the blank.

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sentence completion
Sentence Completion


w/ SAT Vocabulary!

Assembled by Ms. Caitlin Hanzlick

Teacher, SAT Prep, Stone Mountain H.S.

Fall 2007

  • Read each sentence.
  • First figure out the meaning of the word that will fill in the blank.
  • Then look to see if a word in the corresponding BINGO column means the same as the word you came up with to fill in the blank.
She had --------------- talent when it came to basketball, as if she was born with the ability to dribble, shoot and score. G
The teacher provided a ------------ example to help the students better understand the concept.G
Once I bought a Volkswagon, they suddenly seemed so ---------------; I couldn’t drive anywhere without seeing at least five!O
There is no need to --------------- the importance of videogames; the bottom line is that they suck up a lot of time that could be better spent doing a number of other things, such as reading or exercising.O
Someday technology may make door-to-door mail delivery seem -------, that is, as incongruous as pony express delivery would seem now.G
College and university professors, who have read copious amounts of literature on their area of expertise, and it is precisely such --------------- that impresses students and earns their respect. B
The student’s --------------- was shameful; to continue to lie when you’ve pretty much been caught red-handed is not good. O
Although visitors initially may find touring the city by subway to be -------, they are pleased to discover that subways are an inexpensive and ------- way to get around.B
In All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, author Maya Angelou uses ---------------, brief descriptive sketches, to provide a --------------- view of Ghana that clearly details the land and its people. B
It is said that as a legal team Charles Houston and Thurgood Marshall complemented each other thoroughly: Houston’s sedate manner was ------- Marshall’s -------.B
It must have taken a lot of ------------- for Ellen DeGeneres to come out and admit she is lesbian, especially at a time when people were not as accepting of gay women. N
The student’s feelings about presenting the commencement address were -------; although visibly happy to have been chosen, he was nonetheless ------- about speaking in public.B
Frank was confident that he had presented the most ------- plan possible, but in reality his proposals were just the opposite, neither practical nor useful enough to produce any worthwhile results.O
Male ostriches are extremely -------: they can be perceived by the human eye at a distance of 900 meters.I
Trinkets intended to have only ------- appeal can exist virtually forever in landfills because of the ------- of some plastics.B
Dressed in full ---------------, the members of the Class of 2007 proceeded into the auditorium for the graduation ceremonies.N
Jesses Jackson and Al Sharpton, both prone to expressing strongly held beliefs and opinions, are sometimes accused of being too ------.B
The interior design of the dormitories was far too --------------- for the college student’s colorful, kitschy, and eclectic style; inside it felt sterile and serious, not fun or exciting. N
The audience was surprised the politician’s speech was so _______, for he is usually quite clear when speaking in public; today, however, he made no sense and his examples were wholly _______ in helping him prove a point. O
Social and racial injustices of the 1950’s and a lack of progress through nonviolence in the early 1960’s --------------- groups such as the Black Panthers to fight more --------------- for Civil Rights. N
Her --------------- is really quite embarrassing; she really needs help when it comes to etiquette and social graces.O
Because the pandas had already been weakened by disease and drought, a harsh winter would have had --------------- consequences for them. I
The teachers who --------------- the high school dance tore --------------- any young couples who became too touchy-feeling. N
Jean-Paul lived up to his --------------- as a --------------- of fine wine; indeed, the French merlot he recommended went well with the roasted duck. I
Any biographer of this playwright, who assumed an elaborate public facade in order to conceal private concerns, must examine the impulse behind such -------.B
At the wedding reception the bride’s relatives were very ---------------, acting like they didn’t know the groom’s family or as if they thought more highly of themselves than their in-laws. I
Gigi tried everything to get Tyler to like her, but he --------------- all of her advances for he simply was not interested. N
The president’s policies on the war in Iraq, specifically his so-called “troop surge,” are --------------- with what many Americans want, which is the phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from tumultuous regions of the Middle East. I
The --------------- saw the huge statue of the dictator as a symbol of the totalitarian --------------- and quickly tore it down.B
Although the teenager did not look like he had been crying, the -----------tone of his voice made it clear he was ------------- the death of his mother. N
The intoxicated bum was extremely ---------------, stuttering and slurring his words as he asked me for some change. I
A long-standing theory about the migration of green turtles was ------- by an innovative marine biologist who graciously defused potential ------ by dedicating her work to the original researcher.O
Good writers work to say as much as they can using as little words as possible, but there is a point at which a writer can be so concise as to be difficult or impossible to understand; --------------- writing is therefore an error to avoid. I
The football player’s teacher bought a team --------------- at the game so she could look up the players’ numbers and positions. N
I have an --------------- taste in music; my CD collection includes NWA, Destiny’s Child, Fall Out Boy, Johnny Cash and Nina Simone. N
Senator Clinton has accused Borak Obama of being too ---------------; she mocks his hopeful idealism and alleged penchant for overlooking practical considerations.N
The word “crunk” has been used by so many people so many times, it is now considered a -------------- expression. I
His qualifications for the diplomatic job were _______, and as a result his nomination was confirmed, and he became the ambassador to the United Nations.O
Although Hitler did terrible things to a lot of people, he was an extremely --------------- character, able to convince practically all of Germany to agree with him on very radical ideas about race and society.I
Ironically, humor is an emotional --------------- for many comedians, who use jokes and laughter as a defense against pain and sadness. N
Coach’s remarks after the game were ---------------; he did not have a whole lot to say about our loss, nor was he the slightest bit happy.G
Teachers can be fired on grounds of moral ---------------, which means they have committed a crime so egregious it cannot be excused. O
An unpleasant --------------- of sound was produced as the orchestra tuned their instruments; the sounds became euphonic only once the musicians were in synch. I
Parents and teachers, who are older and wiser than their children or students, ------------- the ------------ of youth. G
The author’s use of ------- detail, though intended to deepen the reader’s appreciation of a tumultuous era, was instead regarded by many as a ------- of trivial information.N
Politicians often provide -------------- answers to controversial questions, a campaigning strategy whereby the candidate hopes to gain more votes by refraining from saying anything that would alienate his supporters. I
Try as he might, the lawyer could not find any --------------- loopholes in the contract. I
The enemy troops erected a --------------- to --------------- the advances of the opposition’s army.N
My sister’s inability to be --------------- when telling me a story can -------------- a five-minute chat into an hour-long conversation.G
If a child is confined by --------------- parental restrictions and denied the opportunity to exercise personal responsibility, at adolescence the child is likely to engage in dangerous and self-destructive behavior.B
I couldn’t believe it when her boyfriend proposed with such a --------------- engagement ring; even more shocking was the way she showed the gaudy, cheap, and fake piece of jewelry off as if it were real. B
My --------------- friend is always telling me that it is impossible to know whether or not God exists. N
For once the Republics and Democrats ---------------; both agree that neither is a -------------- for new ideas. G
The --------------- resemblance a random woman in the supermarket had to my deceased mother sent a chill down my spine, an --------------- reminder of her death nearly a decade ago. G
The spotted bowerbird has a --------------- for amassing the bright shiny objects it needs for decorating its bower: it will enter houses to --------------- coins, cutlery, thimbles, jewelry and even car keys.B
The _______ people of Africa have long been at odds with the European explores who colonized their land and _______ much of the land from native tribes. I
He was considered to be the most _______ of all the family members because he was the only one to have earned several graduate degrees.G
Among the --------------- belonging to Herodotos of Athens at the time of his death were sixteen slaves, seven horses, six hunting dogs, and three midget gladiators.B
Kanye West, albeit a talented producer and lyricist, comes off as ------------- the way he runs his mouth and brags about himself. G
Many wealthy and educated members of society look down upon methamphetamine addicts and consider the abuse of the drug a rather --------------- habit. G
I could not bear to see the --------------- so --------------- as he lay on his bed in the hospital very close to death.G
My sister has an --------------- habit of tapping her pencil on her desk when I’m trying to study. G
The food critic called the new restaurant -------, going so far as to describe it as -------; the menu, the service, and the décor had all been extraordinary.G
The further we climbed up the mountain, the more --------------- the trail became, and we should have --------------- the trouble that would ultimately befall us.O
As a result of his bitter _______ towards his adversaries, he _______ to have their campaign funds stolen so that they could not continue with their campaigns.O
Both by nationality and by gender, American painter Mary Cassatt was an -------, because her artistic peers were Frenchmen.B
Due to _______ seismic activity over the past few days, government officials have evacuated residential areas near the volcano in case it should erupt. O
Considering that most women had very little control over their own lives in medieval England, Margery Kempe’s fifteenth-century autobiography demonstrates a remarkable degree of _______.O
Knowing how you learn best and knowing how to study are essential strategies for success on the SAT; the technical word for thinking about thinking is _______.O
When she saw how many homeless people there were in the big city, her _______ of the sheltered young woman was exposed by a look of shock on her face. O
Three 6 Mafia was --------------- by a Hollywood movie company to -------------the Academy Award-Winning soundtrack to Hustle & Flow. B
The board members, accustomed to the luxury of being chauffeured to corporate meetings in company limousines, were predictably ------- when they learned that this service had been -------.B
Despite its apparent -------, much of early Greek philosophical thought was actually marked by a kind of unconscious dogmatism that led to ------- assertions.O
The school board has requested that all gang-related graffiti on school property be ---------------; that Saturday the custodial staff spent eighteen hours at the school scrubbing, scraping off, and sanding away all offensive signs and symbols. N

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