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In the passage given below there are blanks, each followed by a word given in the brackets. Every blank has five alternative words given in options. Find the word which best suits the respective blank. If the given word suits the blank, mark ‘no correction required’ as the answer.

Around the world, people are demanding change. Recent electoral outcomes – perhaps most notably, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States – have highlighted rising economic uncertainty. In this environment, it is imperative that leaders_1_[articulate] and deliver on a clear vision for inclusive economic growth, one that accounts not only for tax and trade policy – the focus of many of today’s debates – but also for digitization.
Representing $19 trillion in potential economic value over the next decade, digitization has the power to _2_[hatch] countries to kick-start GDP growth, job creation, and innovation. We’re already seeing the _3_[avert] impact that digitization can have on countries that embrace it as a core driver of their economic strategies.
In India, for example, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is implementing a strategy that is transforming India into a technology powerhouse and setting the stage for a digital future. In France, the government has invested in an extensive national digital plan that is expected to create 1.1 million jobs over the next 3-5 years and contribute $101 billion to GDP over the next decade.
While other countries are _4_[embracing] robust digital strategies, the US is falling behind. Despite having led the Internet race in the 1990s, the US is now the only major developed economy without a clear digitization plan. The consequences are already starting to show: according to the 2016 Bloomberg Innovation Index, the US is now the world’s eighth most innovative country, having fallen two spots since 2015.
The message is clear: when it comes to digitization, nobody is entitled to anything, and there is no time to waste. Even in Silicon Valley, we must constantly _5_[nettle] ourselves to stay competitive. The US economy must do the same, or risk losing its innovative _6_[center]. Only with a clear and effective digitization plan can the US ensure that it retains its status as a global economic leader in the Digital Age, while fulfilling its citizens’ demands for more economic opportunities.
I believe that connectivity has the power to transform economies and generate new opportunities. That is why America’s new digital _7_[process] must rectify the fact that, despite living in one of the world’s wealthiest countries, one-third of the US population still lacks broadband access at home.
Existing Smart City initiatives promoting connectivity in Chicago and Washington, DC, are _8_[encouraging]. But, to close the digital divide, a more comprehensive national digital strategy is needed, one that emphasizes digital infrastructure investment, rather than just physical infrastructure investment, as in the past. Only with broad access can technology continue to fulfill its _9_[absurd] as one of the great economic _10_[constant].

  1. 1) actualize
    2) conceive
    3) fabricate
    4) procreate
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : The given word is correct. Hence no correction is required. 

  2. 1) originate
    2) conceive
    3) enable
    4) produce
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : enable

  3. 1) needle
    2) infuriate
    3) profound
    4) harass
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 3) 
    Explanation :  profound – (of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense. 

  4. 1) enraging
    2) attaching
    3) aggravating
    4) madden
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : The given word is correct. Hence no correction is required. 

  5. 1) chafe
    2) affront
    3) offend
    4) reinvent
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : reinvent – change (something) so much that it appears to be entirely new. 

  6. 1) edge
    2) roundabout
    3) marginal
    4) equidistant
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : edge – the outside limit of an object, area, or surface.

  7. 1) requirement
    2) agenda
    3) arrange
    4) oblige
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : agenda

  8. 1) prostrating
    2) legalizing
    3) dashing
    4) intimidating
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : The given word is correct. Hence no correction is required. 

  9. 1) no-go
    2) potential
    3) impervious
    4) futile
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : potential – having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future. 

  10. 1) even
    2) fixed
    3) critics
    4) equalizers
    5) No correction required.
    Answer – 4) 
    Explanation : equalizers – a thing which has an equalizing effect.