Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Ray was ------- gambler who had seldom gone a day without indulging his expensive habit.

  1. an inveterate
  2. a dubious
  3. an occasional
  4. a novice
  5. an obnoxious

 

 

Correct Answer: A

Here's Why:

Choice (A) is correct. If this term were inserted into the sentence, the sentence would read "Ray was an inveterate gambler who had seldom gone a day without indulging in his expensive habit." The term "inveterate" describes something that is established by a persistent habit. If Ray had "seldom gone a day" without gambling, one could certainly say that gambling was his persistent habit. Therefore, it makes sense to describe Ray as "an inveterate gambler."

Difficulty: Medium

Question Type: Sentence Completions