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We are in the most hated season of the year – the Income Tax season. The season of recurring nightmares involving receipts, forms, strange numerals, long explanations and conflicting (1) of the phrase ‘tax deduction’. Apparently, children, pets, neighbours are not tax deductible.Tax departments are filled with dour, (2) men. I can understand why. The only thing more depressing than filling out your own forms is going through the forms of others.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax, said Einstein. I am in good company. The form, in (3) , comprises two portions. A question and a statement. The question: Did you make money last year? The statement: Good, now give it all to us. But it is many pages before you get to that.One needs a professional to make sense of it all. My technique is simple: I put everything in a shoe box (or a number of shoe boxes, although I cannot write off shoes as (4) professional expenses) and invite an accountant to run his calculator through it.
Where did you spend five thousand rupees on July 6, he asks me. I have no idea. I (5) remember what I had for breakfast today. And what about this receipt, what’s it for? I live a Thoreau-like existence, blissfully unaware where the money comes from or where it goes, trusting the accountant to work it all out.

  1. 1) vacuous
    2) interpretations
    3) voids
    4) spotless
    5) vacant
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : interpretations

  2. 1) droll
    2) amusing
    3) humourless
    4) camps
    5) campy
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : humourless

  3. 1) annihilation
    2) extinction
    3) aught
    4) cipher
    5) essence
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : essence

  4. 1) unlawful
    2) vivid
    3) illegitimate
    4) legitimate
    5) irksome
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : legitimate

  5. 1) barely
    2) devastation
    3) desolation
    4) destruction
    5) dilapidation
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : barely

    On the first anniversary of Sri Lanka’s government of national unity, we must recognize that the idea of a joint Sri Lanka Freedom Party-United National Party (SLFP-UNP) government, bringing two traditionally opposed parties together, was thought oxymoronic beyond description, a contradiction as absurd as a king coconut growing on a mango tree.At the call of the pioneers of the experiment — Maithripala Sirisena, then a (6) Minister; Ranil Wickremesinghe, then leader of the Opposition; and Chandrika Kumaratunga, former President — the people of Sri Lanka withdrew the (7) given to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, drew reconciliation from the ambience of revenge; dialogue from division, peace from war; and indeed, at the cost of sounding (8) , life from death.If there is one nation, aside from Afghanistan, where the phrases ‘war and peace’ and ‘life and death’ have been as real as the breath in our lungs, it is Sri Lanka. Countless people in Sri Lanka have lived and continue to live under the spectre of (9) violence, have felt death’s cold hand, with many survivors carrying scars on, and shrapnel in, their limbs. Some of them will always be (10) with peril.

  6. 1) decent
    2) devout
    3) rebel
    4) classicist
    5) jingoist
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : rebel
    Rebel- A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions.
    Jingoist- An extreme bellicose nationalist

  7. 1) refusal
    2) mandate
    3) feedback
    4) countermand
    5) breach
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : mandate
    Mandate – A document giving an official instruction or command.
    Countermand – A contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command.

  8. 1) original
    2) energized
    3) outlandish
    4) miraculous
    5) platitudinous
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : platitudinous
    Platitudinous – Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality.
    Outlandish- Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual.

  9. 1) ethnic
    2) nonracial
    3) international
    4) universal
    5) unfriendly
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : ethnic

  10. 1) dispatched
    2) circulated
    3) logjammed
    4) opened
    5) enabled
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : logjammed
    Logjammed – Any stoppage attributable to unusual activity.