English: Fill in the Blanks — Set 33

Directions: In each of the following questions four statements with a blank in each are given. You have to choose a word from the given option that can fill all the blanks. Mark that option as your answer.

  1. i. We were warned not to step out onto the ____ balcony
    ii. Karen looked old and ____ despite her young age.
    iii. Listening to his father’s ____ voice,Victor became overwhelmed with emotion.
    iv. The woman was thin and ____ looking.
    A) decrepit
    B) slight
    C) frail
    D) delicate
    E) puny
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      Option C
    i. Frail – infirm; ii. Frail – weak; iii. Frail – unclear; iv. Frail – crippled
  2. i. the city will fix these ____ potholes soon.
    ii. police corruption is ____ and should be addressed
    iii. John’s ____ behavior is going to get him arrested one day.
    iv. are you trying to sell me a car in such a ____ condition?
    A) wretched
    B) pitiful
    C) terrible
    D) distressing
    E) deplorable
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      Option E
    i. Deplorable – shabby; ii. Deplorable – dishonourable; iii. Deplorable – shameful; iv. Deplorable – awful
  3. i. The conservative ____ was upset about the healthcare law
    ii. I want to break off and start my own ____ to oppose their policies.
    iii. the country’s ruling ____ started killing off its political rivals
    iv. he could come up with a peaceful way to end the violence between the rival gang ____.
    A) gand
    B) faction
    C) team
    D) sect
    E) cabal
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      Option B
    i. Faction – wing; ii. Faction – group; iii. Faction – section; iv. Faction – clique
  4. i. the government had to ____ the prohibition act.
    ii. Janice’s boyfriend tried to ____ his marriage proposal!
    iii. the judge had no choice but to ____ the trial verdict.
    iv. the president did not ____ the policy.
    A) nullify
    B) reverse
    C) void
    D) rescind
    E) vacate
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      Option D
    i. Rescind – repeal; ii. Rescind – cancel; iii. Rescind – overrule; iv. Rescind – quash.
  5. i. the priest will ___ a lifetime of blessings for the infant.
    ii. the superhero had to ___ Mother Nature’s power
    iii. The members of the tribe will ___ water from the gods
    iv. you choose to ____ the powers of witchcraft
    A) implement
    B) invoke
    C) supplicate
    D) plead
    E) implore
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      Option B
    i. Invoke – call on; ii. Invoke – kindle; iii. Invoke – beg; iv. Invoke – beseech
  6. i. I definitely have the right to ___ the poor efforts of my students.
    ii.the dictator made a speech to ___ the actions of his enemies.
    iii. How can you ___ the service at that restaurant?
    iv. Management was quick to ___ the hard work done by the union representatives.
    A) stigmatize
    B) blmae
    C) accuse
    D) denounce
    E) damn
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      Option D
    i. Denounce – criticise; ii. Denounce – condemn; iii. Denounce – villify; iv. Denounce – discredit
  7. i. The mother will always ___ her son.
    ii. We expect visitors to ___ our country’s rules
    iii. The parents try to ___ each other’s decisions.
    iv. the judge decided to ___ the first judge’s decision
    A) defend
    B) back
    C) uphold
    D) promote
    E) help
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      Option C
    i. Uphold – endorse; ii. Uphold – strenthen; iii. Uphold – validate; iv. Uphold – sustain.
  8. i. Mr. Lee will ___ over all the other cabinet members.
    ii. the state attorney wanted someone else to ___ over the trial.
    iii. Adam finally agreed to ___ over the book club
    iv. the former election manager can no longer ___ over the board meetings
    A) reclaim
    B) deliver
    C) regian
    D) recoup
    E) preside
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      Option E
    i. Preside – to take the chair; ii. Preside – administer; iii. Preside – command; iv. Preside – supervise
  9. i. the company was expected to ___ his or her emails
    ii. the 7th grader failed to ___ her math homework from her locker.
    iii. the dog would ___ his bone
    iv. Karen was hoping to be able to ___ her deleted text messages
    A) fetch
    B) retrieve
    C) obtain
    D) deliver
    E) recue
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      Option B
    i. Retrieve – recover; ii. Retrieve – get back; iii. Retrieve – regain; iv. Retrieve – repossess
  10. i. I ___ to track down the thief and report is whereabouts to the police.
    ii. The terrorist did not ___ to blow himself up
    iii. I ___ to ask her daughter out on a date
    iv. I do not ___ to spend a lot of time discussing the details of the project
    A) resolve
    B) think
    C) aim
    D) intend
    E) strive
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      Option D
    i. Intend – aspire; ii. Intend – plan; iii. intend – hope; iv. Intend – mean

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23 Thoughts to “English: Fill in the Blanks — Set 33”

  1. yuvi


    thanx mam..

  2. Barbu (。♥‿♥。)


    Thanku 🙂

      1. Barbu (。♥‿♥。)


  3. Jeetesh Chandra


    1. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????

      Inni achi English gajab☺

      1. Jeetesh Chandra

        Nai ji English achha kahan hai bas kosish jaari hai..:)

        1. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????


  4. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    9/10 ty:)

    1. Navya

      hello apne likha tha wo Aapda wala lekh..? u preparing for UPSC as well..?

      1. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

        naaa kidhar likha tha…only banking UPSC mere bas ka nahii h

        1. Navya


          this one, posted by sachin shukla a rha h so i thought its u.

          1. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

            its me….

          2. Navya

            I have read ur other post blog review as well. u writes quite g8. i feel like writing is ur passion. how many hours do u devote in studies, u use to attempt all quizs, 2 st AND writing as well.

          3. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

            hahaha yesss

          4. Navya

            which state u r from..? ur hindi resembles som gr8 hindi writer like premchand.

          5. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

            UP, dear mai khud nahii likhta itnaaa time kaha mere paas mai daily 3editorial padhta hindi ka so idhar copy paste kr deta taki kisi aur ko bhi benefit ho jaye…..

  5. swati

    thank you team.az

  6. Navya

    2nd mai terrible bhi thik lg rha

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