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.

  1. surly
  2. intrusive
  3. lenient
  4. convincing
  5. giddy



Correct Answer: A

Here's Why:

It makes sense to say that someone who is typically “genial,” or friendly, would turn “surly,” or irritable, when provoked.

Difficulty: Medium

Question Type: Sentence Completions