English: Sentence Fillers — Set 20 (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. For the brick workers’ union I was researching, __ out of the bureaucracy had become their bread and butter.
    i. enticing favours
    ii. coaxing benefits
    iii. cajoling gains
    A) only i
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only i & iii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option E
    Explanation:
    coaxing = persuade (someone) gradually or gently to do something.
  2. Even if the Dalits take__ , it is under a less stringent section of the law that permits bail.
    i. enlightenment of the abnegation
    ii. realization of the violation
    iii. cognisance of the offence
    A) only i & ii
    B) only iii
    C) only ii & iii
    D) only iii & i
    E) All are Correct
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    cognizance = knowledge or awareness.
  3. __ on health, needs intensive research, on how air pollution affects not just the lungs, but different organs of the body.
    i. Gauging its precise impact
    ii. estimating its scrupulous influence
    iii. appraising its actual hokum
    A) only ii
    B) only i
    C) only ii & i
    D) only iii & i
    E) All are Correct
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       Option C 
  4. As the urgency for putting in place effective solutions gathers momentum, it is __ options in the local context, particularly since resources are always limited.
    i. unfussy to need
    ii. critical to prioritise
    iii. trivial to triage
    A) only i
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only iii & ii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option B 
  5. The climate question presents __ for India’s development paradigm.
    i. a leapfrog era
    ii. a capriole epoch
    iii. a bound date
    A) only i
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only iii & ii
    E)  All are Correct
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       Option E
    Explanation:
  6. The record in this sphere will naturally be evaluated against India’s Paris Agreement pledge to use a __ for clean production and levies on fuel to maintain a balance.
    i. blend of dampers
    ii. combination of incentives
    iii. association of checks
    A) only i
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only iii & i
    E) All are Correct
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       Option B 
  7. aad Hariri’s shock resignation as Lebanon’s Prime Minister has not just __ into another spell of political instability but also reignited regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    i. dashed the country
    ii. plunged the country
    iii. emersed the country
    A) only iii & ii
    B) only ii
    C) only ii & i
    D) only i & iii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    plunge = fall suddenly and uncontrollably.
  8. His continued absence has __ that he was forced by the Saudis to resign and is being held in Riyadh against his will at a time when the kingdom is turning up the heat on Hezbollah and Iran.
    i. stimulated venture
    ii. instigated prediction
    iii. triggered speculation
    A) only i
    B) only iii
    C) only ii
    D) only i & iii
    E) All are Correct
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       Option E 
  9.  Lebanon’s leaders, who will recall the horrors of the 1975-1990 civil war, should forge at least a __ and ask regional powers to stay out of the country’s domestic politics.
    i. Similarity of harmony
    ii. semblance of unity
    iii. Resemblance of oneness
    A) only ii & iii
    B) only ii
    C) only iii
    D) only iii & i
    E) All are Correct
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       Option E 
  10. The Chief Justice, as the head of the judiciary, determines the roster is __ in public significance to the critical role of the Chief Justice as the embodiment of moral authority of the entire judicial system.
    i. a platitude that pales
    ii. an inanity that faints
    iii. A profoundness that blanches
    A) only ii
    B) only ii & i
    C) only i
    D) only iii & i
    E) All are Correct
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    platitude = a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful; pales = become pale in one’s face from shock or fear.

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    nice purely based on reading skill:) and vocab

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