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English Questions: Fill in the Blanks Set – 56

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  1. Congress, which became increasingly isolated on the issue and risked appearing__________obstructionist, for overcoming its desire to pay the BJP back in _________own coin.
    1) cussedly, its
    2) tenebrously, their
    3)nebulously, itself
    4) covertly , them
    5) dingily, theirs
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : cussedly, its

  2. Once again, a vigorous monsoon so vital to India’s economic fortunes has left some States in a__________.
    1) shambles
    2) scramble
    3) precipitation
    4) precipitance
    5) surge
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : shambles
    shambles  – (of a person) move with a slow, shuffling, awkward gait.

  3. The_________ river invariably dissolves the__________ earthen embankments overnight.
    1) shrink, fragile
    2) swollen, weak
    3) compress, enough
    4) concentrate, strong
    5) contract, timid
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : swollen, weak

  4. Can there be a surgical solution to_________urban planning? Bengaluru is the epitome of governmental indifference __________ wetlands, most of which have been severely encroached upon or polluted.
    1) healthy , over
    2) detest , with
    3) steady, of
    4) diligent, for
    5) sclerotic, to
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : sclerotic, to

  5. The __________of flooding and destruction should convince the Environment Ministry that it is retrograde to sanction large real estate projects without an environmental impact assessment.
    1) spectacle
    2) ordinariness
    3) indigents
    4) octants
    5) evinced
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : spectacle

  6. Provision of relief to those affected by the latest floods has to go beyond___________ politics, and meet the actual needs of the people, particularly those ___________have suffered extreme losses.
    1) patronage, who
    2) submission, whom
    3) detraction, that
    4) opposition, who
    5) antagonism, which
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : patronage, who

  7. Urban India is no less traumatised by floods, but city governments have not ____________ too many lessons from devastation and losses.
    1) provoked
    2) realized
    3) learnt
    4) aware
    5) deemed
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : learnt

  8. The scenes of _________ and frustration in Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Delhi last week travelled around the world, just months __________ the disaster in Chennai.
    1) gridlock, after
    2) agreement, before
    3) avert, behalf
    4)overt, behind
    5) breakthrough, within
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : gridlock, after

  9. While it is a________that consensus took so long to forge, both parties deserve a measure of credit for seeing the legislation through.
    1) mimed
    2) pity
    3) disdain
    4) mercilessness
    5) malevolence
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : pity

  10. If a feud with two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar over the Rio berth wasn’t enough, a doping scandal, in which he was ultimately_________, added to the trauma.
    1) exonerated
    2) culpable
    3) inconsistence
    4) responsible
    5) guilty
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : exonerated
    Exonerate –  (of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing.