English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 74

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.

  1. a. Silver ____________ too easily.
    b. His regime had not been _____________ by human rights abuses.
    c. The _____________ on Alan’s personal reputation.

    purify
    tarnish
    cleanse
    elevate
    All are correct
    Option B
    a. lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. b. make or become less valuable or respected. c. damage or harm done to something.

     

  2. a. Gourmets will want to _____________ our game specialities.
    b. Their genuflections _____________ of superstition and popery.
    c. The subtle _________________ of wood smoke.

    savour
    regret
    remorse
    lament
    All are correct
    Option A
    a. taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it to the full. b. have a suggestion or trace of (a quality or attribute, typically one considered bad). c. a characteristic taste, flavour, or smell, especially a pleasant one.

     

  3. a. Peter ate heartily with a ___________ about being a condemned man.
    b. Tricks of controversy and _____________ of law.
    c. Flattery will get you nowhere,’ she ____________ .

    advise
    counsel
    quip
    inform
    All are correct
    Option C
    a. a witty remark. b. a play on words. c. make a witty remark.

     

  4. a. The fish _____________ among fine-leaved plants.
    b. The decade _____________ a bewildering variety of books on the forces.
    c. A supplier of ______________ for shiitake mushrooms.

    exiripate
    admonish
    spawn
    boo
    All are correct
    Option C
    a. (of a fish, frog, mollusc, crustacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs. b. produce or generate a large number of. c. the mycelium of a fungus, especially a cultivated mushroom.

     

  5. a. Cameras are a major ____________ to crime.
    b. Britain’s nuclear _____________ are dangerous equipments.
    c. The ____________ effect of heavy prison sentences.

    impediment
    hindrance
    deterrent
    obstruction
    All are correct
    Option E
    a. a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something. b. a nuclear weapon or weapons system regarded as deterring an enemy from attack. c. able or intended to deter.

     

  6. a. Most birders are hoping to find the wind-blown _______________ of migration.
    b. The ____________ heart of my mother still worries about me.
    c. ______________ beggars are found everywhere now-a-days.

    stationary
    vagrant
    bolter
    resident
    All are correct
    Option B
    a. a bird that has strayed or been blown from its usual range or migratory route. b. moving or behaving unpredictably; inconstant. c. relating to or living the life of a vagrant.

     

  7. a. She _____________ me for appearing at breakfast unshaven.
    b. She ______________ him to drink no more than one glass of wine.
    c. He ______________ the people against the evil of such practices.

    admonish
    exalt
    laud
    hail
    All are correct
    Option A
    a. reprimand firmly. b. advise or urge (someone) earnestly. c. warn (someone) of something to be avoided.

     

  8. a. He _____________ the forest.
    b. High-level walks in the Dolomites often involve steep, exposed climbs, _______________, and descents.
    c. There were three jewels in the _____________ of the cross and four in the body.

    affirm
    bear out
    back up
    traverse
    All are correct
    Option D
    a. travel across or through. b. an act of traversing something. c. a part of a structure that extends or is fixed across something.

     

  9. a. People were _____________ each other and pointing at me.
    b. The canoe _____________ a bank of reeds.
    c. Both men were ______________ fifty.

    pull
    dissuade
    nudge
    repress
    All are correct
    Option C
    a. prod (someone) gently with one’s elbow in order to attract attention. b. touch or push (something) gently or gradually. c. approach (an age, figure, or level) very closely.

     

  10. a. I was tempted to ____________ off for a swim.
    b. Thieves ______________ the room of luggage.
    c. The lieutenant was ______________ of his rank.

    adorn
    strip
    cover
    achieve
    All are correct
    Option B
    a. take off one’s clothes. b. leave bare of accessories or fittings. c. deprive someone of (rank, power, or property).

     



 

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