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  1. Such laws confer extraordinary discretionary powers on the executive to____________persons without bail for a period that may extend to one year and courts tend to review them on the touchstone of strict____________to the prescribed procedure.
    1) detach, garnishment
    2) emancipate, dictate
    3) manumit, enactment
    4) detain, adherence
    5) reasonable, edict
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: detain, adherence
    detain – keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
    adherence – attachment or commitment to a person, cause, or belief.

  2. Several States have a law popularly known as the ‘Goondas Act’ aimed at____________the dangerous activities of specified kinds of____________.
    1) redeem, rescue
    2) embarrass, covenant
    3) shackle, bylaw
    4) restrictive, behest
    5) preventing, offenders
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation: preventing, offenders
    offenders – a person who commits an illegal act.

  3. It struck down the detention of a man who had allegedly sold____________chilli seeds in Telangana, holding that the grounds of____________were extraneous to the Act.
    1) unlimited, clemency
    2) unbind, absolution
    3) spurious, detention
    4) unhook, acquittal
    5) authentic,  turnout
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: spurious, detention
    spurious – not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
    detention – the action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.

  4. Therefore, it claimed, there was no option but to____________the preventive detention law to ____________society from the person’s evil deeds.
    1) invoke, insulate
    2) unchain, relevant
    3) counterclaim, pertinent
    4) genuine, integral
    5) elucidation, essential
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: invoke, insulate
    invoke – call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration.
    insulate – protect (something) by interposing material that prevents the loss of heat or the intrusion of sound.

  5. The Goondas Act is meant to be invoked against____________offenders, but in practice it is often used for a host of____________reasons.
    1) parting shot, appropriate
    2) habitual, extraneous
    3) crack, heedlessness
    4) comeback, scorn
    5) antiphon, slight
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: habitual, extraneous
    extraneous –  irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.

  6. Those who authorise such preventive detention for flimsy reasons should understand that____________of crime needs an efficient system of investigation and trial, and not____________laws.
    1) acknowledgment,
    2) prevention, draconian
    3) echo, oversight
    4) interpretation,
    5) plea, nonconcurrent
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: prevention, draconian
    draconian – (of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe.

  7. However, while the EU and India have a clear____________in many areas, a dependable alliance can only come from a____________worldview.
    1) aberration,  divergent
    2) alteration, disagreeing,,
    3) divagation, disregardance
    4) convergence, concurrent
    5) unconcern, inconsideration
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: convergence, concurrent
    convergence – the process or state of converging.
    concurrent – existing, happening, or done at the same time.

  8. Standing at a crossroads few had expected at this stage, India will have to consider its options carefully as it decides which____________to forge as the U.S.____________traditional ties in favour of transactionalism.
    1) alterity, laxness
    2) coalitions, overturns
    3) crotch, disdain
    4) distinction, delinquency
    5) diversity, inadvertence
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: coalitions, overturns
    coalitions – a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
    overturns – tip (something) over so that it is on its side or upside down.

  9. States and sections of industry want a____________of rates finalised earlier for products cashew from biogas, fertilizers and tractors to agarbathis, human hair and____________.
    1) disparity, thoughtlessness
    2) otherness, inattention
    3) dissimilitude, divergency
    4) ranging, review
    5) mutation, disagreeing
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: ranging, review
    ranging – vary or extend between specified limits.
    review – a formal assessment of something with the intention of instituting change if necessary.

  10. Not surprisingly, the whole system of agricultural marketing has led farmers to feel____________, and it was only a matter of time before they____________themselves to protest.
    1) organised, cheated
    2) deflection, digression
    3) discrepancy, laxity
    4) deviation, dissemblance
    5) detour, dissimilarity
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: organised, cheated