English: Fill in the Blanks – Set 50

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

  1. It is shameful and horrifying and totally __ and completely __ that gender activists have failed to address this gaping inequality.
    A) sticky, intolerable
    B) problematic, unacceptable
    C) tight, adequate
    D) convenient, dandy
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    unacceptable = not satisfactory or allowable
  2. We still hear about the “wage gap” almost daily, and even though it’s a myth, we __ still marshal our resources to __ this imaginary injustice.
    A) shall, adulterate
    B) can, ruin
    C) could, emend
    D) should, rectify
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation: 
    rectify = put right; correct.
  3. The burning of crop __, which has been identified as the villain-in-chief of the current crisis, has __ a large number of northern cities.
    A)  chaff, loose
    B) shuck, fiexed
    C) stubble, impacted
    D) debris, bumped
    E) None of these
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       Option
    Explanation:
    stubble = the cut stalks of cereal plants left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested; impacted = strongly affected by something.
  4. Facebook has said that the initiative, which could be __ to other countries based on the response, is really aimed at protecting users by ensuring that nude photos and other __ images of them don’t get posted on Facebook, Instagram and other platforms without their consent.
    A) circumscribe, foe
    B) extended, intimate
    C) diminished, formal
    D) abridged, extrinsic
    E) None of these None of these
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       Option B 
  5. While India has never __ that the Indian Ocean is “India’s Ocean” China has __ the bulk of the South China Sea is “China’s Sea” and even extended its claim to Indonesia’s shores.
    A) adopted, adopted
    B) affirmed, affirmed
    C) claimed, claimed
    D) avowed, avowed
    E) None of these
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       Option C 
  6. While China has a legitimate interest in ensuring the security of its frontiers, what has __ the entire maritime neighbourhood has been Beijing’s readiness to deploy its navy coercively to enforce its __ claims across the South China Sea.
    A) fair, imperialist
    B) nonchalant, bossy
    C) agitated, colonialist
    D) shaken, expansionist
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:
     expansionist = relating to or characteristic of a policy of territorial or economic expansion.
  7. Since 2013, the world has had five __ years of large production of oilseeds resulting in a __ inventory.
    A) direct, gentle
    B) straight, burdensome
    C) candid, smooth
    D) levelled, fluffy
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    burdensome = difficult to carry out or fulfil; taxing.
  8. Unfortunately within the Indian government there is __ global commodity market commercial intelligence available so as to be able to take __ decisions on tariff changes.
    A) troubling, naive
    B) few, oblivious
    C) small, enlightened
    D) little, informed
    E) None of these
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       Option D 
  9. Any __ with trade policy without taking into account international sensitivities and trade relations can potentially lead to a __ and retaliatory action.
    A) fiddling, bounce
    B) tinkering, backlash
    C) botching, rebuff
    D) dallying, reflex
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
     backlash = a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.
  10. Despite the fact that India is a __ economy and not an export-oriented one, farm exports are not __.
    A) constructing, strong
    B) abstaining, concrete
    C) consuming, insubstantial
    D) substantial, fanciful
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
     insubstantial = lacking strength and solidity.

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