Directions(1-5): Each of the sentences below have two of three blanks along with five options. You have to choose the option which provides the correct set of words that fits all the blanks and makes them meaningful and grammatically correct.
- The __________ of the total eclipse with the blue moon and the super moon is a __________ event.
Meeting, commonCoincidence, rareAccompaniment, onlyDivergence, exceptionalContingency, typicalOption B
- Weeks after announcing that Indian migrant labourers would be ________ orange-coloured passports instead of the usual blue, the government yesterday backed down after ________ criticism.
Issued, sharpGive, StingingAdvertised, blandReported, suddenForth, mildOption A
- Warning that the current stock market __________ could be a bubble, the Chief Economic Advisor said investors needed to be extra __________ about their investments in light of the risk of a sharp correction.
Downturn, carefulFloat, riskBuoyancy, cautiousDepression, vigilantHeights, enthusiasticOption C
- On Martyrs’ Day, Mahatma Gandhi’s public speech against the fingerprinting and profiling of Indians in South Africa was __________ by the petitioners __________ the Aadhaar scheme as a case of profiling of free citizens by the state.
repeated, forquoted, againstcited, opposingplagiarized, bondedBoth B and COption E
- The massive cuts in legal immigration __________ by the White House in __________ for offering a path to citizenship for a section of undocumented residents is too high a price to pay.
Suggested, sellingIntent, tradingAsked, placedProposed, exchangeForced, returnOption D
ExasperateAppeaseInfuriateBoth (A) and (C)TranquilizeOption D
Incense: make very angry.
Exasperate: irritate and frustrate (someone) intensely.
Infuriate: make (someone) extremely angry and impatient.
Abject: (of a situation or condition) extremely unpleasant and degrading.
Wretched: of poor quality; very bad.
Decline: diminish in strength or quality; deteriorate.
Slump: fail or decline substantially
Largesse: generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others.
Shrill: (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.
Directions (6-10): Choose the word(s) which is not the antonym of the word given in each question.