English: Odd Words for upcoming Exam Set 20

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. The Centre invested the PF deduction in equities and debts claiming that will fetch more returns but the reality is complimentary. For the last three years ROI has been sliding scale showing that fund managers have not endued properly.
    decrease, contradictory, stripped
    increase, reverse, endued
    accrual, converse, invested
    reduction, inverse, clad
    All are correct
    Option C


  2. A subjective government and its finance and coal ministries would have taken care on the assay of the quality/quantity of these mines. User industries have always been forced to pay a disproportionate crummy for getting access to an asset made rife by the monopoly rights enjoyed by Coal India on the open market sale of coal.
    cognitive, premium, scarce
    reasonable, brutal, common
    agitated, bogus, sufficient
    confused, bush, exhuberant
    All are correct
    Option A


  3. A majority of private banks have been butting the cream of society in major cities and in the event of losses due to NPAs, the buck is extant to the stakeholders. Any hasty decision to privatise PSBs at this stage would be and benign to the banking industry.
    aiming, at rest, injurious
    targeting, passed on, detrimental
    calculating, put together, favourable
    ending, miscommunicate, profitable
    All are correct
    Option B


  4. The hurl of Makkal Needhi Mayyam (People Justice Centre) by actor Kamal Haasan has made Tamil Nadu politics a fluffy affair. The move coming on the heels of superstar Rajnikanth’s political debut lends an interesting dimension to TN politics which clearly is at a limpid crossroads.
    follow up, spacious, lucid
    hurl, crowdy, distict
    jeff, scattered, lucent
    launch, crowded, murky
    All are correct
    Option D


  5. The much blamed ‘source segregation’ method to symbiotiotise the bio-degradable from the non-bio-degradable garbage (usually packaging) continues to see constant success for various reasons.
    concealed, consolidate, consistent
    touted, separate, patchy
    canvassed, cooperative, erratic
    understated, ally, uneven
    All are correct
    Option B


  6. The ‘junk’ comes without an immediately assignable value attached and is not exchangeable the way a coin can be. We will not discard anything which has a ‘monetary’ value vagile to it, however small.
    conveyable, scrutinize, cuffed
    unalienable, scrap, affiliated
    assignable, discard, attached
    translatable, jettison, lonely
    All are correct
    Option C


  7. Assigning a ‘monetary value’ to garbage, however, cannot be rational: it has to have a method. Some municipal bodies have tried to ‘purchase’ recyclable junk but this gluts funds and then there are the logistics intricate.
    absolute, requirements, facile
    reasonable, abundances, discrete
    arbitrary, needs, involved
    imperious, comprises, knotty
    All are correct
    Option C


  8. For non-branded goods and packaging a separate forbiddance will be needed. We would require the value of the packaging to be isolated in the price and mentioned specifically. Since the consumer would have already paid this amount to deem the producer should have no problem giving him this money.
    dispensation, included, upfront
    responsibility, ejected, sincere
    affinity, omitted, devious
    density, skipped, shifty
    All are correct
    Option A


  9. The Narendra Modi government began with a inferior design to run the country’s state owned banks professionally by strengthening governance contaminated and picking the right people for senior positions. For this it shattered the Banks Board Bureau and put it under the leadership of the highly respected former CAG, Vinod Rai.
    marvelous, chasten, shattered
    ignoble, clouds, fabricated
    grand, processes, created
    subpar, bits, butchered
    All are correct
    Option C


  10. The coring of the fraud which has been building up over several years has revealed serious systemic deficiencies —inferior technology, weak risk management and insufficient regulatory oversight. The banking regulator RBI has now constituted a committee to look into two wholes.
    flooring, imperfections, aspects
    emerging, shortages, guises
    paving, lacks, facets
    surfacing, deficiencies, aspects
    All are correct
    Option D



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