English: Sentence Fillers Set 16(IBPS PO 2017 Pattern)

Directions: In each question a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.

  1. The disappearance is bad enough but to replace it with fake news, and/or flaky analysis,___.
    i. Is shameful
    ii. is deplorable
    iii. Is atrocious
    A) only i
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only iii and ii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option E
    Explanation
    : deplorable = deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.
    syn:disgraceful, shameful, dishonourable, disreputable, discreditable, unworthy, shabby, inexcusable, unpardonable, unforgivable, terrible
  2. An ill-informed remedy can ___ a patient’s illness, not make her get well.
    i. only aggravate
    ii. merely appease
    iii. only mitigate
    A) only i
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only iii and i
    E) All are Correct
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       Option A
    Explanation: aggravate = make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.
     
  3. ____ — let alone close — examination, the IFPRI hunger index is not a hunger index at all; it is an index about child mortality, and stunting, and wasting, and undernourishment of children.
    i. on a cursory
    ii. on a hurry
    iii. on a straw
    A) only iii and i
    B) only ii and i
    C) only ii
    D) only i
    E) All are Correct
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       Option B
    Explanation: cursory = hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.
    syn: perfunctory, desultory, casual, superficial, token, uninterested, half-hearted, inattentive, unthinking, offhand, mechanical, automatic, routine
  4. ___ , and detailed research, has shown that too many calories — obesity — is a major problem in the US, not under-nutrition.
    i. informal induction
    ii. random experimentalism
    iii. casual empiricism
    A) only iii and ii
    B) only iii and i
    C) only ii
    D) only i
    E) All are Correct
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       Option E
    Explanation: empiricism = the theory that all knowledge is based on experience derived from the senses. Stimulated by the rise of experimental science
  5. The committee was formed in June — in the backdrop of ___ in some of India’s storied corporate houses and firms with promoters or founders and professional managers ranged against each other in a battle for control, raising uncomfortable issues relating to transparency and accountability and the role of independent directors.
    i. public skirmishes
    ii. public encounters
    iii. public tussles
    A) only i
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only iii and ii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option E
    Explanation: skirmishes = an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets.
    syn: fight, battle, clash, conflict, encounter, confrontation, engagement, fray, contest, combat, tussle, scrimmage, fracas, affray, melee; archaicrencounter
  6. Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan has attempted ___ its asset managers to be more forceful and to publicly disclose the voting records for each investee company through a Stewardship Code and Corporate Governance Code.
    i. to dissuade
    ii. to fix
    iii. to nudge
    A) only ii
    B) only iii
    C) only i
    D) only iii and ii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option B
    Explanation: nudge= prod (someone) gently with one’s elbow in order to attract attention.
     
  7. The U.S. concluded that Iran had recovered from the Stuxnet ___ and was barely months away from producing enough highly enriched uranium to produce a nuclear device.
    i. disaster
    ii. fiasco
    iii. debacle
    A) only i
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only ii and i
    E) All are Correct
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       Option E
    Explanation: debacle = a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.
    syn: fiasco, failure, catastrophe, disaster, disintegration, mess, wreck, ruin;
  8. U.S. sanctions relief was ___ because of a multiplicity of sanctions (relating to nuclear and missile activities, human rights violations and terrorism) which also had extra-territorial application.
    i. more convoluted
    ii. more simple
    iii. more tangled
    A) Only ii
    B) Only iii
    C) Only iii and i
    D) Only ii and iii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option C
    Explanation: convoluted = (especially of an argument, story, or sentence) extremely complex and difficult to follow.
    syn : complicated, complex, involved, intricate, elaborate, impenetrable, serpentine, labyrinthine, tortuous, tangled, Byzantine, Daedalian,
  9.  The scheme would imply ___ of the JCPOA, something that would attract a veto by both Russia and China were it to be taken up in the UNSC.
    i. an inappropriate adjustment
    ii. an implicit renegotiation
    iii. an indirect realignation
    A) Only iii
    B) Only i
    C) Only iii and i
    D)  only ii and iii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option D
    Explanation: renegotiation = negotiation of something again in order to change the original agreed terms.
     
  10. Relations between Mr. Trump and Senator Corker have deteriorated with Mr. Trump blaming Mr. Corker for ___and Mr. Corker comparing the White House to an adult day care centre.
    i. the terrible allocation
    ii. the horrendous deal
    iii. the subjugation aprobation
    A) only
    B) only
    C) only i and ii
    D) only
    E) All are Correct
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       Option C
    Explanation: horrendous  = extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible. 
     

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