SAT Reading 4.7 Sentence Completion
SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 4, Problem 7
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Determining explicit meanings|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
And here are the potential answers...
This one gives us the definition of our missing word in the sentence itself, so we know we're
looking for a word that's a synonym for "dried out."
Synonym, like same as...similar as.
Mm, old, dried up grapes. What's not to love about nature's candy?
We can eliminate (D) immediately because "sated" means to be satisfied...
Which it's next to impossible to achieve on raisins alone.
"Enervated" is something we would likely experience if we went on the raisin diet plan.
Unless you're a squirrel or something.
"Prevaricated"—like its similar-sounding synonym "equivocated" means to have avoided
telling the truth...
Which we might do with our doctor if we were ashamed of our dubious raisin diet plan.
The prefix "pro" in "propitiated" clues us in to its meaning of having tried to gain
favor, so we know it has nothing to do with anything.
"Desiccated" means dehydrated or dried out, so (E) is the correct answer.
"Dessicated"... wow... just doesn't sound that appetizing, does it?
Whoever decided to name them "raisins" instead of "desiccated grapes"...
...really good call there dude.