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.
Correct Answer: A
It makes sense to say that someone who is typically “genial,” or friendly, would turn “surly,” or irritable, when provoked.
Question Type: Sentence Completions