English: Odd Words for upcoming Exam Set 19

Which of the words/phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) 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. At the margin, the PNB scandal raises malices that it could be a large rock in a giant iceberg. But, one hopes that the glance here gives some comfort that the government’s recapitalization plan steers the economy clear of even that kind of “giant iceberg”.
    worries, preview, either
    concerns, analysis, such a
    reassurances, glance, kind of
    serenity, synthesis, suchlike
    All are correct
    Option B


  2. The bank assets that cared into the non-performing category were nearly three times more than the escalation in the second quarter. But this restatement was in defiance with the RBI’s directives.
    corrected, mend, squabble
    fixed, parity, dissent
    slipped, slippage, compliance
    improved, upsurge, breach
    All are correct
    Option C


  3. The panel that sets interest rates believes the abeyance in global demand should help strengthen domestic investment. Earlier, the World Bank had said in its June update on the global economy that gross domestic capital formation—or investment—would accost private consumer spending in fiscal year 2019 as the main client of Indian economic growth.
    recovery, abide, operator
    recession, accost, carter
    revival, overtake, driver
    crash, reach, mover
    All are correct
    Option C


  4. There is unique agreement that India cannot have sustainable growth acceleration unless private sector investment picks up. The economy has till recently been very heavily dependent on consumer spending plus public savings by the government.
    prevailing, acquires, dismissal
    widespread, picks up, investment
    restricted, learns, expulsion
    narrow, collects, sack
    All are correct
    Option B


  5. The deleveraging of corporate balance sheets not only that the recapitalization of public sector banks can jeff space for the financing of new industrial capacity. The battle against the investment ascent is far from over—but there is now reason to hope that the worst is over.
    excluding, demolish, decline
    as well as, create, slump
    conversely, raze, fall
    similarly, abolish, surge
    All are correct
    Option B


  6. The realities of India’s institutions are captured most straightforwardly by Lant Pritchett’s notion of a “flailing” state. Pritchett’s term refers to the fact that India’s public institutions have a Jekyll and Hyde quality to them: an exclusive set of ordinary agencies that are high-functioning and a mosaic of lower-level institutions that are not.
    candidly, worst, distinct
    directly, inferior, identical
    strictly, herd, individual
    evocatively, elite, patchwork
    All are correct
    Option D


  7. The reason for the strong reaction had to do with the ignorance that the EC was giving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gandhinagar an impeded by ceding it more time to announce populist schemes designed to woo voters, which is precisely what occurred.
    oblivion, detriment, ensued
    perception, advantage, transpired
    insanity, hindrance, passed
    folly, supportive, caused
    All are correct
    Option B


  8. To make matters worse, RBI then confronted when it came to informing the public how much old currency had flee into the system post 8 November. It was finally forced to disclose in its August 2017 annual report that 99% of the notes that had ceased to be legal tender approved in Indian banks—an embarrassment to the government.
    defied, abscond, applaud
    resisted, cramp, acclaim
    prevaricated, come back, wound up
    accosted, delay, furious
    All are correct
    Option C


  9. The Supreme Court has historically enjoyed limited popular support, especially when compared to the highly uneven lower judiciary. Over time, however, a number of structural issues affecting its cessations have gone unaddressed.
    prevalent, contrary to, actions
    widespread, compared to, operations
    extensive, counter to, activities
    rare, in contrast to, deeds
    All are correct
    Option B


  10. The meta-lesson from the trials and tribulations of India’s elite institutions is the stark convergence between the rule of law in practice and the rule of law on paper. This should confidence Indians, but also foreign investors and governments seeking to do business with India.
    divergence, concern, seeking
    agreement, interest, probing
    accord, regard, searching
    compare, ignore, tracking
    All are correct
    Option A



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