Directions(1-6): In the given question, a statement with a blank has been given, followed by three words out of which more than one can complete the sentence grammatically and contextually. Find the word (s) which can fill the blank and choose the option as your answer.
- I cannot stress this enough that the rapid antigen test is only a test of choice for routine ___________ in containment zones and screening at the point of entry.
III) SpyOnly IBoth I and IIBoth I and IIIOnly IIBoth II and IIIOption B
“Surveillance” and “wiretap” mean “to supervise or observe” and thus these words are contextually fit for the blank. “Spy” is to “secretly notice or observe something or someone” which is not contextually relevant here. Therefore, option B is the correct answer choice to this question.
- The marble is smooth and polished, making a strong contrast with the ________________ stonework around it.
III. ruggedOnly IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I & IIBoth I & IIIOption E
Worn means damaged and shabby as a result of much use.
Rustic means made in a plain and simple fashion.
Rugged means (of ground or terrain) having a broken, rocky, and uneven surface.
- There was a telephone, a chair upholstered in worn, black leather and bookshelves full of faded ________________ books.
III. boundOnly IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I & IIBoth I & IIIOption E
Dusty means covered with, full of, or resembling dust.
Tardy means delaying or delayed beyond the right or expected time.
Bound means (of a book) having a specified.
- When she said she wanted to get a motorbike, her parents threw up their hands in ________________.
III. despairOnly IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I & IIBoth I & IIIOption E
When someone throws up their hands in horror or despair, they show that they are shocked at something that they strongly disagree with. Hence, the correct answer is E.
- It must be difficult to ________________ with three small children and a job.
III. copeOnly IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I & IIBoth I & IIIOption C
To-infinitive is followed by the base form of the verb (cope).
- The country has been in a very poor economic state ever since the ________________ of its two major industries.
III. elitismOnly IOnly IIOnly IIIBoth I & IIBoth I & IIIOption B
Reluctance means unwillingness or disinclination to do something.
Decline means diminish in strength or quality; deteriorate.
Elitism means the belief that a society or system should be led by an elite.
- a. Devotion
d. Observancea-ca-da-bc-db-cOption C
The word ‘Devotion’ means love, loyalty or enthusiasm for a person or activity. The word ‘Adherence’ means attachment or commitment to a person, cause or belief. Thus, both the words are synonyms to each other. ‘Intensity’ means the quality of being felt strongly or having a very strong effect. ‘Observance’ means the action of watching or noticing something.
- A) Amity
D) DiscordA – CA – DA – BC – DB – COption B
The word ‘amity’ means friendly and informal relations. The word ‘discord’ refers to disagreement between people. Thus, both the words are antonyms of each other. ‘Conscious’ means aware of and responding to one’s surroundings. ‘Empathy’ means the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
- A) Exchange
D) VarianceA – CA – DA – BC – DB – COption D
The word ‘homogeneity’ means the quality or state of being all the same or all of the same kind. The word ‘variance’ means the fact or quality of being different, divergent or inconsistent. Thus, both words are antonyms. ‘Exchange’ means an act of giving one thing and receiving another especially of the same kind in return. ‘Remonstrate’ means to make a forcefully reproachful protest.
- A) Affinity
D) CollusionA – CA – DA – BC – DB – COption C
The word ‘affinity’ means a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something. The word ‘hatred’ means an extremely strong feeling of dislike. Thus, both the words are antonyms of each other. ‘Coherence’ means the quality of being logical and consistent. ‘Collusion’ refers to a secret or illegal conspiracy in order to deceive others.
Directions(7-10): In the following question, four words are given of which two are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find the pair of words and indicate your answer by marking the option which represents the correct combination.
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