English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 94

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. Hiding the ______ in many different accounts, the mobsters kept a watchful eye on their funds.
    b. Drug ______ was laundered so that the authorities could not seize it during the bust.
    c. An unlimited amount of ______ meant that the wealthy bootleggers could purchase anything they wanted.

    debt
    commission
    lucre
    losses
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful or gained in a dishonourable way.

     

  2. a. Even though the members of the church were falling asleep, the minister continued his ______ on the evils of society.
    b. While I met with Joe to have a friendly chat, he wanted to deliver another ______ about his dissatisfaction with life.
    c. As usual, the priest made his usual ______ about the dangers of listening to rap music.

    panegyric
    harangue
    encomium
    accolade
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  3. a. A pink-tinged cloud spread ______ the shore.
    b. The government had been able to ______ all attempts by opposition leaders to form new parties.
    c. He never did anything to ______ his father.

    thwart
    assist
    facilitate
    favor
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. from one side to another side of; across.
    b. oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully.
    c. prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.

     

  4. a. He felt sick with ______ .
    b. His first ______ of such large issues.
    c. They acted with intent to prevent lawful ______ .

    ignorance
    apprehension
    anticipation
    excuse
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
    b. understanding; grasp.
    c. the action of arresting someone.

     

  5. a. This may be the worst ______ in living memory.
    b. A ______ of rain hit the plains.
    c. He has been ______ with offers of work.
    trickle
    drought
    deluge
    drip
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. a severe flood.
    b. a heavy fall of rain.
    c. inundate with a great quantity of something.

     

  6. a. Publication is timed to _______ with a major exhibition.
    b. On Friday afternoons we generally _______ .
    c. The interests of employers and employees do not always _______ .

    bicker
    clash
    coincide
    dissent
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  7. a. A great part of his army _______ of hunger and disease.
    b. Must these noble hopes _______ so soon?
    c. An abandoned tyre whose rubber had _______ .

    subsist
    survive
    perish
    revive
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. die, especially in a violent or sudden way.
    b. suffer complete ruin or destruction.
    c. (of rubber, food, etc.) lose its normal qualities; rot or decay.

     

  8. a. Personal effectiveness in all _______ of life.
    b. The air of desertion lent the place a sinister _______ .
    c. The front _______ of the hotel was unremarkable.

    dodge
    cross
    part
    aspect
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. a particular part or feature of something.
    b. a particular appearance or quality
    c. the side of a building facing a particular direction.

     

  9. a. They never indulged in _______ remarks.
    b. Her face was thickly painted and her clothes were _______ .
    c. New rules to stop _______ lawsuits.

    solemn
    frivolous
    grave
    staid
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. not having any serious purpose or value.

     

  10. a. There’s plenty of stuff I could _______ about from today.
    b. Some stupid _______ about puns surrounding the Beatles.
    c. He knows he can be a _______ sometimes.

    stifle
    hush
    blether
    muffle
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. talk in a long-winded way without making very much sense.
    b. long-winded talk with no real substance.
    c. a person who likes to chat or talk at length.

     



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