The sentence structure implies opposites are needed. (It will be hard to do something now that something else has happened.)
Hence, It will be hard to mollify (pacify or soothe) him now that you have so incensed him.
(incensed = made angry; ruffled = irritated; subjugated = suppressed)
Difficult Sentence Completion Question - 7
Wilson ____ that human beings inherit a tendency to feel an affinity and awe for other living things, in the same way that we are ____ to be inquisitive or to protect our young at all costs.
The words ‘in the same way’ shows that we are looking for parallel ideas.
Hence, if we ‘inherit’ a certain tendency, then, in the same way, we will inherit another tendency. Either ‘predisposed’ or ‘genetically programmed’ would fit. But since the latter is paired with ‘demurs’ which means hesitates or refuses, this is inappropriate. Contends, which means ‘argues’ is a better choice.
Difficult Sentence Completion Question - 8
Neutrons stars are believed to be the highly compressed remnants of exploding stars (supernovas) and thus _______ of one of the most _______ processes in nature.
If neutron stars are remnants or remaining traces of exploding stars, than they are the products or results of violent natural processes.
Choice A is incorrect. The neutron stars did not cause the explosions: they were caused by explosions
Choice C is incorrect. There is nothing equivocal or inconclusive about the explosion of stars.
Choice D is incorrect. Nothing in the statement suggests that the creation of neutron stars justifies or vindicates the explosions of a star.
In addition, harsh is far too weak a word to describe stellar explosions.
Difficult Sentence Completion Question - 9
____ by nature, Jones spoke very little even to his own family members
But’ indicates the need for an opposite. He was ‘upset’ but was made less upset ‘consoled’ or ‘comforted’ by a conviction (belief) that he had not deserved the dismissal. Since merit means deserve, this becomes the best choice.
(consoled = comforted; mar = spoil; miffed = annoyed)