English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 91

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. His letter plunged her into ______________ misery.
    b. The ______________ condition of the peasants.
    c. An ______________ apology.

    estimable
    exalted
    abject
    affluent
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. (of something bad) experienced or present to the maximum degree.
    b. (of a situation or condition) extremely unpleasant and degrading.
    c. (of a person or their behaviour) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing.

     

  2. a. The concert was ______________.
    b. There were ______________ warnings from the traffic organizations.
    c. Misuse of drugs can have ______________ consequences.

    trivial
    dire
    auspicious
    bottom
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. extremely serious or urgent.
    b. (of a warning or threat) presaging disaster.
    c. of a very poor quality.

     

  3. a. She was implacable, despite her ______________ exterior.
    b. He continued in the same ______________ tone of voice.
    c. She looked at him in ______________ surprise.

    mild
    vehement
    courageous
    harsh
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. gentle and not easily provoked.
    c. (of a feeling) not intense or extreme.

     

  4. a. By now, he was too ______________ to leave his room.
    b. Her ______________ cries of pain.
    c. I know it’s ______________ but I’ve never been one to stand up for myself.

    strong
    potent
    burly
    feeble
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness.
    b. (of a sound) faint.
    c. lacking strength of character.

     

  5. a. She has been under ______________ house arrest since September.
    b. The regulation will be ______________ from January.
    c. ______________ solutions to environmental problems.

    feeble
    effective
    abortive
    capricious
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. existing in fact, though not formally acknowledged as such.
    b. (of a law, rule, or policy) operative.
    c. successful in producing a desired or intended result.

     

  6. a. Education chiefs were ______________ by some of the exam questions.
    b. There is no chance that he will be well enough to ______________ the country.
    c. The ______________ of an amputated arm.

    explicate
    stump
    authorize
    elucidate
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. (of a question or problem) be too hard for; baffle.
    b. travel around (a district) making political speeches.
    c. the small projecting remnant of something that has been cut or broken off or worn away.

     

  7. a. In each ward, two workers ______________ some 2,000 voters.
    b. They promised to ______________ all member clubs for their views.
    c. The issues that were ______________ are still unresolved.

    failure
    laxity
    canvass
    evasion
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. solicit votes from (electors or members).
    b. question (someone) in order to ascertain their opinion.
    c. discuss thoroughly.

     

  8. a. He called a meeting to ______________ their views.
    b. Historians and critics are ______________ for opinions by the auction houses.
    c. Although prostitution was not itself an offence, ______________ was.

    dawdle
    dodge
    dispel
    solicit
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone.
    c. accost someone and offer one’s or someone else’s services as a prostitute.

     

  9. a. My daughter threw a ______________ when I wouldn’t let her play.
    b. The evening got off to a ______________ start.
    c. The car had a ______________ wheel.

    steady
    sturdy
    reliable
    wobbly
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. a fit of temper or panic.
    b. uncertain, wavering, or insecure.
    c. tending to move unsteadily from side to side.

     

  10. a. The lighter the camera, the harder it is to hold ______________ steady.
    b. I thought I’d better get a ______________ steady job.
    c. His ______________ chucked him two weeks ago.

    fickle
    steady
    shaky
    tremulous
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. firmly fixed, supported, or balanced; not shaking or moving.
    b. not changing; regular and established.
    c. a person’s regular boyfriend or girlfriend.

     


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