English: Fill in the Blanks – Set 42

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

  1. The Supreme Court __a very good judgment by the Delhi High Court, which had __down Section 377.
    A) upended, put
    B) overturned, struck
    C) capsized, threw
    D) canceled, slowed
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    overturned= tip (something) over so that it is on its side or upside down.; struck= To cause to fall by a blow.
  2. In view of the __privacy judgment of the court, it is clear that what you drink and eat and whom you __with cannot be the concern of the state.
    A) concurrent, divide
    B) dissonant, foe
    C) jarring, avoide
    D) unanimous, consort
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:
    unanimous= (of two or more people) fully in agreement.; consort= habitually associate with (someone), typically with the disapproval of others.
  3. But it is also a fact that all __ are not put behind bars. You see people __ Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister’s Office, the government.
    A) dissenters, criticising
    B) fenders, nipticking
    C) heretics, essaying
    D) humans, knocking
    E) None of these
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       Option A
    Explanation:
     dissent= the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.; criticizing= indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way.
  4. There is __ that if they dare say anything against the government or against the established order, they may be __ or put behind bars.
    A) discharge, degage
    B) serenity, complimentary
    C) apprehension, incarcerated
    D) assurance, broad
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    apprehension= anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.; incarcerated= imprison or confine.
  5. We have __ criticism of the government in __, virulent terms.
    A) denied, frivolous
    B) participated, amorphous
    C) witnessed, trenchant
    D) rebelled, cute
    E)  None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    witnessed= see (an event, typically a crime or accident) happen.; trenchant= vigorous or incisive in expression or style.
  6. __ are there in the abuse of law by law __, and very often, this section (sedition) is put to action because of overcautiousness or out of ignorance.
    A) perils, enforcers
    B) disasters, stimulators
    C) disagreements, stimulants
    D) risks, charmers
    E) None of these
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       Option A
    Explanation:
    perils= serious and immediate danger. ; enforcers= (in sport) a strong, aggressive, or intimidating player whose role is to protect teammates or dominate an area of the field of play.
  7. It is possible that Aadhaar can be misused, but the possibility of __ cannot be the __ for arguing that the law is not required.
    A) cherish, ground
    B) employ, ground
    C) misuse, ground
    D) protect, ground
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    misuse=  use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose.
  8. Much will be written about the __ as far as jobs, wages and national sovereignty that the current American __ on trade deals brings to the fore.
    A) civility, enlist
    B) carnage, onslaught
    C) courtesy, decease
    D) clemency, dribble
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    carnage = the killing of a large number of people.; onslaught= a fierce or destructive attack.
  9.  For years now, while patent protection is getting stronger in all sectors in a large number of countries, the conditions for its __ are becoming greatly __.
    A) grant, relaxed
    B) disavow, relaxed
    C) demand, relaxed
    D) avarice, relaxed
    E) None of these
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       Option A
    Explanation:
    grant= agree to give or allow (something requested) to.; relaxed= free from tension and anxiety.
  10. A superstar firm today is not necessarily one with the greatest technological __ or the largest research and development labs, but surely is one that has a large IP portfolio, engages in extensive litigation on __ issues, and thrives on licensing revenues.
    A) collapse, cloudy
    B) glitch, subtle
    C) breakthroughs, patent
    D) failing, vague
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    breakthrough= make or force a way through (a barrier); patent = patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention

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