English: Fill in the Blanks — Set 31

Directions: Pick out the most appropriate pair of words to complete the given sentences.

  1. Such caution _____ have been the ______ course to adopt during the 1960s, with a view to advance the larger common interest.
    A) affluence, intrinsic
    B) surplus, liminal
    C) can, impractical
    D) may, pragmatic
    E) should, assistant
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      Option D
    pragmatic  –  of or relating to a practical point of view or practical considerations         
  2. The ____of the democratic will on the common institutional framework was in ____evidence in relation to developments in Myanmar.
    A) allegation, stark
    B) assertion, stark
    C) confutation, brimming
    D) censure, clothed
    E) abnegation, bleak
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      Option B
    assertion – declaration
    stark – clear               
  3. A familiar ____voice among commentators is that for all the ___meneal declarations issued during ASEAN annual summits
    A) refrain, lofty
    B) interactive, haughty
    C) indulgence, menial
    D) ingestion, obtrusive
    E) assistance, haughty
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      Option A
    Refrain –    stop oneself from doing something.
    Lofty – of a noble or elevated nature.
  4. Stalking is not a mere ______ — it is a crime that requires ______ punishment
    A) satisfaction, tardy
    B) consolation, effective
    C) conveyance, strong
    D) coziness, brisk
    E) annoyance, swift
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      Option E
    swift –     happening quickly or promptly.
  5. The recent incident of a woman being pursued at night by men in a car in Chandigarh is a reminder that neither law nor public ________ is a sufficient ____ to such crimes
    A) aversion, catalyst
    B) honor, option
    C) approval, cause
    D) odium, deterrent
    E) repute, motivator
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      Option D
    odium –    general or widespread hatred or disgust incurred by someone as a result of their actions.
    deterrent –      a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.
  6. The victim’s presence of mind to call the police in time ____ her pursuers’ designs, but not every woman may survive such an ____ in the same manner.
    A) balked, ordeal
    B) excelled, ordeal
    C) foiled, ordeal
    D) advanced, ordeal
    E) succeeded, ordeal
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      Option D
    ordeal –    a very unpleasant and prolonged experience,  nightmare, trauma     
  7. A right to free expression for an individual about her,_____ for instance, is meaningless without actual availability of security that guarantees that private force cannot be used to ____ this right.
    A) exploitation,  thwart
    B) commercialization, facilitate
    C) truthfullness, foster
    D) honesty, block
    E) expulsion, baffle
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      Option A
    thwart –        prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
  8. A new regulatory ___ for groundwater, that provides for ___ use, is urgently needed
    A) reign, equivocal
    B) dynasty, unbiased
    C) governance, unfair
    D) regime, equitable
    E) order, abrupt
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      Option D
    equitable – equal, fair and impartial               
  9. The Bill also builds on the decentralisation mandate that is already ____ in general legislation but has not been implemented effectively as far as groundwater is concerned and seeks to give _____ control over groundwater to local users.
    A)  aggrandized, actual
    B)  defiled, deemed
    C) sullied, genuine
    D) tainted, authorised
    E) enshrined, regulatory
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      Option E
    enshrine –  preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected.
  10. For decades, policymakers behaved like the ____ ostrich because the ‘invisibility’ of falling groundwater tables made it ___ not to address the problem immediately.
    A) proverbial, possible
    B) proverbial, imaginable
    C) proverbial, viable
    D) proverbial, reasonable
    E) proverbial, realizable
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      Option A

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  2. Jeetesh Chandra


  3. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    8/10 ty

  4. Sourav

    q6 ka ans c kyu nhi hoga??

    1. Srishti

      foiled = prevent from succeeding
      advanced persurers design means persurer ko advance karne ke liye compell kiya so that vo ladki ko call karne se rok sake.

      hope it helps 🙂

  5. jaga

    thank u mam 🙂

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