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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in Affairs Here we are creating question sample in sentence fillers, which is BASED ON SBI PO/IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other competitive exams !!!

  1. Trailing 0-2 and __________________ a unit searching for batting __________________, skipper Kohli has to cope with a tough challenge.
    1) lustrous, phosphorescent
    2) abstruse, ambiguous
    3) helming, cohesion
    4) avoidable, equable
    5) erraticism, luminous
    Answer : 3) 
    Explanation: helming – steer (a boat or ship).
    cohesion – the action or fact of forming a united whole.

  2. He sparkled with a 153 in the second Test but, as it used to happen during Sachin Tendulkar’s __________________in the 1990s, that proved to be a fine but __________________ effort in a lost cause.
    1) escapable, frictionless
    2) resistible, invariable
    3) advantageous, radiant
    4) heyday, futile
    5) complicated, concealed
    Answer : 4) 
    Explanation: heyday – the period of a person’s or thing’s greatest success, popularity, activity, or vigour.
    futile – incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.

  3. The reputations of a player and team are __________________ by __________________ performances abroad and against quality opposition.
    1) burnished, gritty
    2) incongruity, lucent
    3) applied, bland
    4) commodious, refulgent
    5) confusing, cryptic
    Answer : 1) 
    Explanation: burnished – polish (something, especially metal) by rubbing.
    gritty – containing or covered with grit.

  4. The latter may be exemplary in abridged versions, but in the longest format he has failed to __________________ his __________________ talent.
    1) appropriate, brave
    2) ignite, luminous
    3) inconsistency, mysterious
    4) inconstancy, occult
    5) glassy, ablaze
    Answer : 2) 
    Explanation: ignite – catch fire or cause to catch fire.
    luminous – giving off light; bright or shining.

  5. It needs no __________________that summary bans on films violate the freedom of speech and expression __________________in Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution. Such a right is subject to reasonable restrictions on some grounds, including public order.
    1) lustrous, glowing
    2) irregularity, variation
    3) reiteration, enshrined
    4) convenient, effective
    5) doubtful, enigmatic
    Answer : 3) 
    Explanation: reiteration – the action of repeating something, typically for emphasis or clarity.
    enshrined – place (a revered or precious object) in an appropriate receptacle.

  6. However, the use of the threat of violence and other forms of __________________ cannot give the state an oblique reason to stifle fundamental freedoms by __________________ apprehensions and invoking its powers to maintain peace.
    1) intricate, involved
    2) planate, aglow
    3) fruitful, functional
    4) intimidation, voicing
    5) enigmatical, esoteric
    Answer : 4) 
    Explanation: intimidation – the action of intimidating someone, or the state of being intimidated.
    voicing – express in words.

  7. In S. Rangarajan v. P. Jagjivan Ram (1989), the Supreme Court said the state cannot plead inability to handle the problem of a hostile audience as that “would be__________________ to __________________ of the rule of law and a surrender to blackmail and intimidation.”
    1) rhythmic, burnished
    2) inscrutable, insoluble
    3) impenetrable, incomprehensible
    4) practicable, practical
    5) tantamount, negation
    Answer : 5) 
    Explanation: tantamount – equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.
    negation – the contradiction or denial of something.

  8. It would be a __________________ on the country’s record of protecting free speech if a film with admittedly no claim to historical accuracy is banned on the mere __________________ that some people, who have not even seen it, find it offensive.
    1) taint, pretext
    2) pragmatic, profitable
    3) proper, propitious
    4) inconceivable, incredible
    5) serene, vivid
    Answer : 1) 
    Explanation: taint – a trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality.
    pretext – a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason.

  9. In seeking __________________, they have pointed to the huge burden imposed on their balance sheets by non-performing assets __________________ the banking system.
    1) inexplicable, glossy
    2) indecisive, indefinite
    3) purposive, salutary
    4) leeway, clogging
    5) serviceable, subsidiary
    Answer : 4) 
    Explanation: leeway – the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
    clogging – a shoe with a thick wooden sole.

  10. As the IMF has pointed out, the possible end to the era of__________________ liquidity and debt-fuelled economic activity is likely to cause __________________ by affecting asset prices.
    1) toward, utile
    2) tranquil, fluorescent
    3) indistinct, lambent
    4) indeterminate, shaven
    5) abundant, disruption
    Answer : 5) 
    Explanation: abundant – existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.
    disruption – disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.