English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 82

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. The sights were _________________ of my childhood.
    b. Her expression was wistful and ________________.
    c. Her robes were vaguely _________________ of military dress.

    oblivious
    reminiscent
    prospective
    unscented
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. tending to remind one of something.
    b. absorbed in or suggesting absorption in memories.
    c. suggesting something by resemblance.

     

  2. a. There was a _______________ in the end of the arrow for the bowstring.
    b. She __________________ her belt tighter.
    c. He _________________ up fifteen years’ service with the company.

    flush
    bulge
    notch
    engage
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. an indentation or incision on an edge or surface.
    b. secure or insert by means of notches.
    c. score or achieve (something).

     

  3. a. Your order can be __________________ to you in three days.
    b. He worked as a ________________ on a package holiday to Majorca.
    c. A _____________________ disguised as a commercial traveller.

    courier
    receptor
    taker
    heir
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. send (goods or documents) by courier.
    b. a person employed to guide and assist a group of tourists.
    c. a messenger for an underground or espionage organization.

     

  4. a. The surface of the door began to ________________ .
    b. The child is a disgusting little _________________ .
    c. His heels were covered in ________________ .

    advertize
    flatten
    blister
    overdraw
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. form blisters on the skin or other surface.
    b. an annoying person.
    c. a small bubble on the skin filled with serum and caused by friction, burning, or other damage.

     

  5. a. Some people record the programme and ________________ it later on their VCR.
    b. The public can _______________ the famous hall with its unique staircase.
    c. The end of the tunnel came into ________________ .

    idea
    reality
    intuition
    view
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. watch (something) on television.
    b. look at or inspect.
    c. the ability to see something or to be seen from a particular place.

     

  6. a. Her hair was a ___________________ of untamed curls.
    b. I took a ____________________ in the nettles.
    c. Police and dogs __________________ from the vehicle.

    advance
    ameliorate
    tumble
    overture
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. an untidy or confused arrangement or state.
    b. a sudden or headlong fall.
    c. move or rush in a headlong or uncontrolled way.

     

  7. a. These claims have not been convincingly _________________.
    b. His voice challenging his audience to rise and _________________ him.
    c. A spokesman totally ________________ the allegation of bias.

    support
    certify
    refute
    ratify
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.
    b. prove that (someone) is wrong.
    c. deny or contradict (a statement or accusation).

     

  8. a. His face was _________________ with dirt.
    b. Her lipstick was _________________ .
    c. Someone was trying to _______________ her by faking letters.

    cajole
    venerate
    erase
    smear
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. coat or mark (something) messily or carelessly with a greasy or sticky substance.
    b. messily blur the outline of (something such as writing or paint); smudge.
    c. damage the reputation of (someone) by false accusations; slander.

     

  9. a. He made his fortune _________________ tickets.
    b. She was _________________ as a potential Prime Minister.
    c. Sanjay was ___________________ his wares.

    chide
    admonish
    tout
    reprehend
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. sell (a ticket) for an event at a price higher than the official one.
    b. attempt to persuade people of the merits of.
    c. attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach.

     

  10. a. The council is trying to wear down the opposition by __________________ .
    b. The company said that it will reduce its worldwide employment by about 10% through _______________.
    c. The skull shows _____________________ of the edges of the teeth.

    friction
    abrasion
    attrition
    detrition
    All are Correct
    Option E
    a. the process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.
    b. the gradual reduction of a workforce by employees leaving and not being replaced rather than by redundancy.
    c. wearing away by friction; abrasion.

     


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