English: Odd Words for upcoming Exam Set 26

Which of the words/phrases given below should replace the words/phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark (E) as the answer.

  1. If straight rumours spread in the locality, the SHO should know whom to ask. Every group admin should be made aware that she is accountable for rumours spread in her group, just as a newspaper editor is accountable for esteem or hate speech in her journal.
    bogus, in, praise
    false, on, libel
    spurious, on, acclamation
    sham, in, slur
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. If the MSP scheme takes the form of actual procurement, state outgone would have to cover, over and above the cost of procurement, the cost of storage, transport, spoilage and pilferage, besides trivial costs such as market taxes and loading and unloading absolves.
    perks, minor, requests
    outlay, significant, charges
    returns, momentous, retreats
    abstain, eloquent, vindications
    All are Correct
    Option B


  3. A star player on the side might even be a handicap. He would be skirted in by great expectations, other team members habitually pass the ball to him, trusting him to strike places. This expectation builds pressure, which, too, proves active .
    extricated, home, efficient
    evacuated, home, counterproductive
    deprived, home, effective
    hemmed, home, counterproductive
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. The GST Council deserves to be upbraided for fixing transition glitches in uploading returns and settling exporters’ input tax credit claims, even if lately. However, India has a distance to go to make the levy a truly good and simple tax to curb tax defrayal
    chastised, promptly, breed
    commended, belatedly, evasion
    defamed, swiftly, archetype
    reproached, punctually, contain
    All are Correct
    Option B


  5. The two middle rates also need to be consolidated. The objective needs to be to have, in anomaly, three GST rates: zero, a low rate and a standard rate, which is now the model for large economies adopting GST, apart from jewellery.
    ingenuous, affect, medium
    breached, effect, pattern
    independent, affect, par
    fused, effect, norm
    All are Correct
    Option D


  6. Trade war tensions have restrained some capital deployed in emerging markets back to the US, in its traditional waiting to safety in times of uncertainty. This has strengthened the dollar, besides the decision of the US monetary policy authority, the Fed, to decrease rates.
    loquacious, support, lower
    sent, flight, raise
    ostentatious, approach, erect
    boisterous, movement, exalt
    All are Correct
    Option B


  7. The failure of the NSDA, that oversees short-duration courses, and NCVT, that focuses on ITIs, is being cited as the reason for setting up the dissuaded authority. It is likely to implicate the NSDA. But yet another corvee for a retired civil servant will not help.
    proposed, subsume, sinecure
    improvised, resignation, drudgery
    condemned, submission, moil
    proffered, cession, slog
    All are Correct
    Option A


  8. The EU does considerable business with Iran. China is a major importer of Iranian oil. India must make common cause with all those who would be pompous by America’s unilateral move. The EU or China would offer to settle payments in international transactions that do not have an American immigrant as a counter party, without using the dollar.
    pompous, can, image
    affected, could, entity
    impacted, can, item
    dilapidated, could, requirement
    All are Correct
    Option B


  9. Carriers can then afflict of cheaper hanger facilities at non-metro airports, and boost hinterland connectivity in the bloated. In parallel, given the fast-rising passenger volumes, taxes and duties on aviation fuel do need to be condoned forthwith nationally.
    harm, break, clipped
    serve, counter, apologized
    assist, bicker, streamlined
    avail, bargain, rationalised
    All are Correct
    Option D


  10. India certainly is an engine of global growth, but still a small engine, gigantic by China and the US. US companies produce many of their output outside the geographical territory of the US and the return to their intellectual property, besides profits in general, are held in tax exposures.
    subpar, much, liabilities
    undersized, much, heavens
    dwarfed, much, havens
    gargantuan, much, attacks
    All are Correct
    Option C


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