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I read this really cute (1) about a bunch of disciples that go to their Guru and say they want to go on a pilgrimage to improve themselves and their (2). The Guru asks them to take a ‘karela’ (bitter gourd) with them and get it blessed by every deity. When they return he asks them to cook the (3) vegetable and upon eating it remarks, “How strange, this is still bitter despite being so blessed.” When disciples say that it is the nature of the vegetable to be so, the Guru replies, “this is what you need to learn unless you change your nature, nothing and certainly no pilgrimages can help.” The secret to (4) lies in your own being. And whether you allow yourself to change positively or negatively is really up to you and not others. I know of people who say that a bad relationship has made them go “cold and hard”. Well, let me tell you that no one can make you what you don’t want to be. No one likes being cold and hard. And no one likes a cold and hard person. So, why be unlikeable to yourself and others and let someone whom you don’t even like (5) affect you and the rest of your life so adversely?

  1. 1) anecdote
    2) true
    3) passive
    4) prestigious
    5) prestige
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : anecdote – a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.(उपाख्यान)

  2. 1) indifferent
    2) carelessness
    3) devotion
    4) avoidance
    5) negligence
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : devotion – love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person or activity. (भक्ति भाव)

  3. 1) pleasant
    2) privilege
    3) bland
    4) mild
    5) bitter
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : bitter – having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet.(कड़वा)

  4. 1) observation
    2) stagnation
    3) preservation
    4) transformation
    5) sameness
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : transformation

  5. 1) anymore
    2) anyone
    3) someone
    4) others
    5) no one
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : anymore

    The fact that the latest auction of spectrum for the telecom industry saw only 40% of the spectrum on offer being sold is obviously a big disappointment for the government. In particular, the complete absence of any bids in the 700 MHz and 900 MHz bands must have come as a rude shock. The government has only itself to blame for this (1) .
    Several reasons are being trotted out for why the auction saw such a tepid response, but one crucial factor is the government’s refusal to acknowledge that high reserve prices are (2) . A reserve price ought to be no more than a starting point for an auction. If it is to truly serve that purpose, it must be sufficiently low to attract the largest possible number of (3) .
    Where the final auction price then settles is best left to market forces to determine. A low reserve price does not imply that the final winning bid will be low too, but an (4) high reserve price necessarily means there were will be few if any takers. We would have expected the government to have learnt a lesson from its experience in 2013, when spectrum went unsold because of high reserve prices, but (5) it hasn’t.

  6. 1) wonder
    2) fiasco
    3) advantage
    4) boon
    5) miracle
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : fiasco – a complete failure, especially a ludicrous or humiliating one. (असफलता)

  7. 1) clinched
    2) unbiased
    3) counterproductive
    4) approving
    5) fair
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : counterproductive – having the opposite of the desired effect. (उल्टा)

  8. 1) bidders
    2) adversary
    3) agent
    4) archenemy
    5) antagonist
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : bidders – a person or organization making a formal offer for something, especially at an auction.(बोलीदाताओं)

  9. 1) generally
    2) specially
    3) functionally
    4) inordinately
    5) ordinary
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : inordinately

  10. 1) imprecise
    2) indistinct
    3) undefined
    4) obscure
    5) clearly
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : clearly