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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.

  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

    The late English novelist Arnold Bennett rightly said, “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”
    Humans are evolutionarily (6) to resist change because of the risk associated with it. This perhaps is the contention of majority of stakeholders in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) too. Now, these officials get (7) every time they hear the word — retrospective!
    The 2016-17 domestic season for the first time in many years is extremely (8) . Apart from organising 900 odd matches, there are 13 Test matches this season. Though the majority of sports lovers appreciate the order of the Supreme Court based on the Justice Lodha Commission report, the (9) of this ‘ retrospective effect’ is a total wipe-out of all experienced administrators from the BCCI at such a crucial time.Without any transition period, the Indian cricket is most likely to be in a mess! As the domestic season has already (10) , organisation and implementation of these matches is a mammoth task. The modern technology can only help qualified professionals to put a system in place. But, the ground reality in organising around 900 matches of different formats with the speedy mobilisation of manpower and machinery requires experience.

  6. 1) predisposed
    2) disagreeing
    3) disinclined
    4) unprepared
    5) unwilling
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : predisposed

  7. 1) peaceful
    2) tumultuous
    3) calm
    4) peevish
    5) orderly
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : tumultuous

  8. 1) gargantuan
    2) ostensibly
    3) restraint
    4) congested
    5) manifestations
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : congested

  9. 1) indictment
    2) resentment
    3) indictment
    4) gauge
    5) downside
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : downside

  10. 1) materialize
    2) insidious
    3) commenced
    4) imbibe
    5) feting
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : commenced