Direction (1-10): In each of the following questions three statements with a blank in each are given. You have to choose a word from the given option that can fill all the blanks. Mark that option as your answer.
- a. This may be the worst _____________ in living memory.
b. A _____________ of rain hit the plains.
c. A _____________ of complaints has been lodged in the police station.dearthdelugedripattritionAll are correctOption B
a. a severe flood. b. a heavy fall of rain c. a great quantity of something arriving at the same time.
- a. The king marched north to ______________ Berwick.
b. She spent the whole day ______________ by newsmen.
c. The television station was ______________ with calls.jocundfestivebesiegedjauntyAll are correctOption C
a. surround (a place) with armed forces in order to capture it or force its surrender. b. surround and harass. c. be inundated by large numbers of requests or complaints.
- a. Water ______________ out of the washing machine.
b. Everyone came up to me and _____________ about how lucky I was.
c. A _______________ of blood is oozing out from his body.weepfluxhesitategushAll are correctOption D
a. (of a liquid) flow out of something in a rapid and plentiful stream. b. speak or write effusively or with exaggerated enthusiasm. c. a rapid and plentiful stream or burst of something.
- a. The storm suddenly ________________.
b. Nothing _________________ his crusading zeal.
c. This action would not have been sufficient to ________________ the odour nuisance.abatedexpandedviolentblisterAll are correctOption A
a. (of something unpleasant or severe) become less intense or widespread. b. make (something) less intense. c. reduce or remove (a nuisance).
- a. The survivors of the ________________.
b. The salvaging of treasure from _________________.
c. The plane was reduced to a smouldering _____________.contrivefabricatecreationwreckAll are correctOption D
a. the destruction of a ship at sea; a shipwreck. b. a ship destroyed at sea. c. something, especially a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed.
- a. He was sitting at the tent door, _________________ a piece of wood with a knife.
b. The shortlist of fifteen was _______________ down to five.
c. A set of chess pieces he had __________________ himself.advanceconstructwhittleaccretionAll are correctOption C
a. carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it. b. reduce something in size, amount, or extent by a gradual series of steps. c. carve (an object) from wood.
- a. A tax of two percent was ________________ on all cargoes.
b. Police forces receive 49 percent of their funding via a _____________________ on the rates.
c. Edward I and Edward II had made substantial use of the feudal ____________________ for raising an army.slashlevydebaunchrelegateAll are correctOption B
a. impose (a tax, fee, or fine). b. an act of levying a tax, fee, or fine. c. an act of enlisting troops.
- a. The waterfall raced down in a series of _______________________.
b. The greater the number of people who are well briefed, the wider the ___________________ effect.
c. Water was ___________________ down the stairs.oozedroolcascadespewAll are correctOption C
a. a small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope. b. a process whereby something, typically information or knowledge, is successively passed on. c. (of water) pour downwards rapidly and in large quantities.
- a. People are very _________________ to the idea.
b. A ________________ audience was waiting outside the hall.
c. The brewery fought off a _______________ takeover bid last year.hostilekindnicecordialAll are correctOption A
a. opposed b. showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly. c. (of a takeover bid) opposed by the company to be bought.
- a. His origins and parentage are _________________ .
b. _________________ references to Proust.
c. Grey clouds __________________ the sun.notoriousobscurebrightbeamAll are correctOption B
a. not discovered or known about; uncertain. b. not clearly expressed or easily understood. c. keep from being seen; conceal.