English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 55


Directions (1-10): Pick out the most appropriate pair of words to complete the given sentences.

  1. The Congress won by smaller margins in a vast swathe of rural Gujarat, where there is a __ agrarian distress; as for the BJP, its relatively bigger wins in urban pockets were insufficient to convert its decent lead in overall vote share into a __ number of seats.
    equivocal, counter
    palpable, commensurate
    ethereal, lopsided
    disguised, contrast
    None of these
      Option B
    palpable = (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible; commensurate = corresponding in size or degree; in proportion.
  2. Despite the big win, the party faced the __ of seeing its chief ministerial candidate, Prem Kumar Dhumal, lose to his Congress__.
    decency, confederate
    plaudit, accomplice
    ignominy, rival
    eulogy, supporter
    None of these
       Option C
    Explanation: ignominy = public shame or disgrace;
    rival = a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity.
  3. Two crimes ended in death sentences for the principal perpetrators last week — one __in the way it sought to uphold caste pride and the other an __ instance of sexual violence against women.
    trippy, palatable
    accurate, delectable
    emblematic, abominable
    genuine, pleasant

    None of these
      Option C
    emblematic = serving as a symbol of a particular quality or concept; symbolic; abominable =  causing moral revulsion
  4. The Tirupur trial will be remembered for Ms. Kausalya’s courageous__, as an eyewitness and the survivor of a murderous attack, and as one with an intimate knowledge of her family’s __ towards her slain husband.
    coronation, regard
    deposition, antipathy
    ascent, esteem
    accession, alacrity
    None of these
      Option B
    deposition = the action of deposing someone, especially a monarch; antipathy = a deep-seated feeling of aversion
  5. Trial courts appear to be under pressure to be seen as __ and unwavering, resulting in their reflexively __ the death penalty.
    ruthless, awarding
    gentle, retrieving
    mild, disallowing
    benignant, denying
    None of these
      Option A
    ruthless = having or showing no pity or compassion for others.; awarding = give or order the giving of (something) as an official payment, compensation, or prize to (someone).
  6. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has managed only a __ victory in Gujarat, confirming some earlier __ predictions and ground reports of a close electoral contest.
    slut, psephological
    modest, psephological
    sassy, psephological
    smug, psephological
    None of these
       Option B
    modest = unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements.
  7. We believe that it is quite obviously Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaigning, which was for the most part controversial and__, that played a role in turning a section of voters towards the BJP, thus saving it from a possible__.
    meant, crush
    divisive, defeat
    bickering, lose
    according, aid
    None of these
       Option B
    divisive = tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people; defeat = win a victory over (someone) in a battle or other contest; overcome or beat.
  8. While our post-poll also suggests an increase in Muslim votes for the BJP compared to last time, at the same time it also points to a __of Hindu votes behind the party in Assembly seats where the Muslim population is much higher than__.
    dissolution, atypical
    consolidation, average
    severance, extreme
    dispersal, bizzare
    None of these
      Option B
    consolidation = the action or process of making something stronger or more solid;
  9.  Winning the trust and confidence of a __ of voters election after election is no mean achievement, and there’s no doubt the BJP should be __ for this.
    majority, derided
    majority, castigate
    majority, blamed
    majority, commended
    None of these
       Option D
    commended = praise formally or officially.
  10. The Mirai botnet __ affected 2.5 million home __ users and other Internet of Things devices.
    programme, surrender
    malware, router
    utility, defeat
    application, liner
    None of these
      Option B
    malware = software which is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain authorized access to a computer system; a device which forwards data packets to the appropriate parts of a computer network.



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11 Thoughts to “English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 55”

  1. Sushant Raj

    8/10.Need to improve vocab portion.

  2. ambika

    Thankyou bhawanii 🙂

    1. Srishti

      Shukriya 🙂
      Email id ??

  3. Jeevan

    Thanku mam ☺

  4. Jeevan

    Pls provide new pattern close test

  5. Aspirant

    thank u mam

  6. have to fulfill papa's dream..

    ty mam:))

  7. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    7/10 ty

  8. Bhola Ladka (करे तो क्या करे)


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