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.
- 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.debtcommissionlucrelossesAll are CorrectOption C
a. money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful or gained in a dishonourable way.
- 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.panegyricharangueencomiumaccoladeAll are CorrectOption B
- 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.thwartassistfacilitatefavorAll are CorrectOption A
a. from one side to another side of; across.
b. oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully.
c. prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
- a. He felt sick with ______ .
b. His first ______ of such large issues.
c. They acted with intent to prevent lawful ______ .ignoranceapprehensionanticipationexcuseAll are CorrectOption B
a. anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
b. understanding; grasp.
c. the action of arresting someone.
- a. This may be the worst ______ in living memory.
b. A ______ of rain hit the plains.
c. He has been ______ with offers of work.trickledroughtdelugedripAll are CorrectOption C
a. a severe flood.
b. a heavy fall of rain.
c. inundate with a great quantity of something.
- 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 _______ .bickerclashcoincidedissentAll are CorrectOption C
- 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 _______ .subsistsurviveperishreviveAll are CorrectOption 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.
- 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.dodgecrosspartaspectAll are CorrectOption 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.
- a. They never indulged in _______ remarks.
b. Her face was thickly painted and her clothes were _______ .
c. New rules to stop _______ lawsuits.solemnfrivolousgravestaidAll are CorrectOption B
a. not having any serious purpose or value.
- 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.stiflehushblethermuffleAll are CorrectOption 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.