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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. He glanced at his cousin and the young lady visitor; and they were both regarding him with a smile of _________.
II. She looked for some sign of ________ from her parents, hoping her good grades would please them.
III. The attorney came up with several far-fetched arguments in a vain attempt to ________ his weak case.
1) indigenous, endemic
2) athletic, brawny
3) autochthonous, original
4) approbation , buttress
5) burly, sinewyAnswer – 4)
Approbation – expression of warm approval
Buttress – support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence
Nadir – lowest point
- I. He was interested in everything, and asked me a ______ questions about the place and its surroundings
II. She was like a forest, like the dark interlacing of the oakwood, humming inaudibly with _______ unfolding buds.
III. Although few people realized it, the Dow-Jones averages had reached their ________ and would soon begin an upward surge.
1) myriad , nadir
2) poignant, touching
3) neglectful, remiss
4) mingle, coalesce
5) natural, unaffectedAnswer – 1)
Myriad- of very large or indefinite number
Nadir – lowest point
- I. Existing arrangements contain ______ functions that can be neither seen nor replaced by the reformer.
II. I addressed myself to one of the two warders, who, I suspected from certain __________ indications in their faces, knew pretty well what all this stir was worth.
III. If we could identify these revolutionary movements in their _______ state, we would be able to eliminate serious trouble in later years.
1) motley, varied
2) title, appellation
3) latent , nascent
4) exigency, requisite
5) virtuous, righteousAnswer – 3)
Latent – present or potential but not evident or active
Nascent – incipient; coming into existence
- I. The storm was ________: it changed course constantly.
II. I had known, from the time when I could speak, that my sister, in her ________ and violent coercion, was unjust to me.
III. Her siege of illness left her ________ and pallid.
1) insult, affront
2) remonstrate, expostulate
3) prominent, outstanding
4) capricious , languid
5) disgusting, loathsomeAnswer – 4)
Capricious – fickle; impulsive and unpredictable
Languid – lacking energy
- I. Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are ________ types: strong men of few words.
II. Van Helsing is _______; he tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays them well to make the exchange of horses.
III. It is the result of the __________ of contrasting colors.
1) laconic , juxtaposition
2) adversary, antagonist
3) chance, break
4) mulish, dogged
5) revolting, vileAnswer – 1)
Laconic – brief; effectively cut short
Juxtaposition – act of positioning close together
- I. If you go to beach and get a sunburn, your complexion will look ______.
II. Their style is clear, masculine, and smooth, but not ______; for they avoid nothing more than multiplying unnecessary words, or using various expressions.
III. The court will _______ him of the crime after the real criminal confesses.
1) block, hindrance
2) florid , exculpate
3) illustrious, notable
4) flagrant, atrocious
5) overturn, subvertAnswer – 2)
Florid – reddish
Exculpate – pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
- I. In her lengthy ________, the principal berated the offenders.
II. The eyes of the neighbors were expectantly upon him as they settled themselves in easier positions for a long __________.
III. I have always been friendly to Martha. Why is she so _____ to me?
1) mollify, conciliate
2) spoil, coddle
3) resignation, forbearance
4) appease, placate
5) harangue , inimicalAnswer – 5)
Harangue – noisy speech , speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
Inimical – unfriendly , hostile
- I. He stooped to the evil of hypocrisy with others, sceptical of their innocence which he could ___________so easily.
II. Diane tried to ________her father into letting her drive the family car.
III. Distrusting Huck from the start, Miss Watson assumed he was _________ and refused to believe a word he said.
1) sporadic, intermittent
2) cajole , mendacious
3) reflective, meditative
4) palpable, appreciable
5) aspect, facetAnswer – 2)
Cajole – influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
Mendacious – lying , habitually dishonest
- I. The canoe was tossed about in the ________, it had to leave the dangerous water quickly.
II. Paris is a/an _______ where everything is lost, and everything disappears in this belly of the world, as in the belly of the sea.
III. Through one of the broken panes I heard the rain _______ upon the earth, the fine incessant needles of water playing in the sodden beds.
1) occasional, fitful
2) ample, copious
3) maelstrom , impinge
4) sympathy, condolence
5) versifier, rhymerAnswer – 3)
Maelstrom – whirlpool; powerful circular current of water
Impinge – infringe; advance beyond usual limit
- I. She was ________ and reserved, a nice modest girl whom any young man would be proud to take home to his mother.
II. James Wilder, __________ and courtly, but with some trace of that wild terror of the night before still lurking in his furtive eyes and in his twitching features.
III. Although his story is based on a/ an _________ of truth, most of the events he describes are fictitious.
1) harmony, symmetry
2) commend, extol
3) impecunious, destitute
4) discipline, castigate
5) demure , modicumAnswer – 5)
Demure – modest and reserved in manner or behavior
Modicum – limited quantity; small or moderate amount