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Directions (Q.1-10)Choose ONE word to be fitted in both the sentences I and II and another word that suits for sentence III.
- I. We should _______ the enemy forces completely and let none escape from the net.
II. It takes the earth one year to ______ the sun.
III. Patience is an essential _______ for a teacher
1. shake , wobble
2. encircle , attribute
3. blind , bemused
4. tipsy , hazy
5. muddled , faintAnswer : 2)
Encircle-form a circle around
Attribute-regard something as being caused by, regard a quality or feature as characteristic of or possessed by
- I. We never ______ from our principles
II. Only that essential easing down of training should ________ from the norm.
III. UN monitors will remain in the country to _______ the elections.
1. disturb , puzzle
2. giddy , befuddled
3. deviate , supervise
4. dazed , whirling
5. vertiginous , punchAnswer : 3)
Deviate -depart from an established course
Supervise-observe and direct the execution
- I. Students soon grow _______ of listening to a parade of historical facts
II. He has laid out all his strength and is _______.
III. To attempt to perform the double act is instead to __________ between the two.
1. weary , oscillate
2. distracted , reeling
3. addled , floored
4. baffled , mislead
5. dither , perplexAnswer : 1)
Weary – feeling or showing extreme tiredness
Oscillate- move or swing back and forth in a regular rhythm
- I. The athlete will have one final ______ before retirement
II. He had a / an _______ with his neighbour’s wife
III. Our horses plodded down the muddy _____.
1. comical , freaky
2. witty , screwy
3. droll , goofy
4. fling , track
5. jocular , wackyAnswer : 4)
Fling-throw or hurl forcefully
Track-a rough path or road
- I. He _______ delegates to fight corruption, bureaucracy and incompetence
II. St Paul was surely right when he _______ the early Christians to resolve their disputes among themselves without recourse to the court.
III. There was a degree of ______ and sisterhood among the women
1. exhorted , solidarity
2. ironic , waggish
3. absurd , startled
4. ludicrous , jerky
5. farcical , slenderAnswer : 1)
Exhorted-strongly encourage or urge
Solidarity-unity or agreement of feeling or action
- I. To redress these wrongs, sweeping new regulatory powers will treat the infirmities that _____ us.
II. It may provide answers to some of the problems that _____ America.
III. It is ______ that politicians should be good communicators.
1. languid , vacuous
2. gelatos , stunned
3. eccentric , bewildered
4. benumb , aghast
5. ail , imperativeAnswer : 5)
Ail-trouble or afflict or bother
Imperative-of vital importance
- I. They are as repelled by money-grabbing, opportunistic plaintiffs as by reckless, _____________ corporations
II. He eats because he is ____________, not hungry
III. He looked for the dramatic, like the sunset in this painting, and painted it with great ______.
1. enervative , feeble
2. gluttonous , verve
3. fragile , volatile
4. impetuous , flippant
5. perverse , nigglingAnswer : 2)
Gluttonous – excessively greedy
Verve- vigour and spirit or enthusiasm
- I. Every angle, line and _______ were gently rounded as though the snow had drifted slightly in the wind.
II. Tasks based on road, town, London tube and contour maps proved to have a wide range of success rates.
III. He was more ______ and intellectual than many of his fellow students
1. frivolous , heedless
2. nebulous , trance
3. galvanized , inhibited
4. contour , bookish
5. chirpy , festalAnswer : 4)
Contour-an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something
Bookish-devoted to reading and studying
- I. The _______ contents were commonly self-accusation and self-guilty, hypochondriasis.
II. Our thoughts may be ______, but they can’t be fictitious.
III. She conjured up a whole meal in a/an ______
1. devoir , mandate
2. citation , precept
3. demand , dictum
4. edict , injunction
5. delusive , jiffyAnswer : 5)
Delusive-giving a false or misleading impression
Jiffy-a very short time
- I. She suddenly came over _______ and had to lie down.
II. I felt ______ when I looked down from the top of the television tower.
III. The problems were made worse by the ______ of centuries of neglect.
1. subservient , dogmatic
2. nervy , strenuous
3. dizzy , legacy
4. peremptory , domineering
5. conceited , insolentAnswer :3)
Dizzy-having or involving a sensation of spinning around and losing one’s balance
Legacy-an amount of money or property left to someone in a will