Directions: In each question below two sentences are given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of both the sentence I and II.
- a. A ___ volunteer showed compassion by ___ out blankets to flood victims at the local shelter.
b. A ___ gentleman helped the women and children into the life boat, ___ the only assistance which he had kept for himself.gracious, sacrificingkind, givinggentle, ruthlessbenign, liberalNone of theseOption B
Kind(n) = of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person: giving(verb) = participle of give
- a. Each ___ in the land had a different royal family that governed it, but all were ___ by the subjects.
b. One medieval ___ was situated in the middle of the forest and its king was ___ by all its people.land, famousterritory, estemeedstate, eminentkingdom, respectedNone of theseOption D
- a. Mason put a rubber ___ on the floor during his cardio class to ___ the pressure on his knees.
b. The hard, metal bleachers at the baseball games were not comfortable, so Jack always brought a foam ___ to sit on to ___ the strain on his butt.pad, reduceslog, cutwad, curtailplod, abateNone of theseOption A
pad(n) = a thick piece of soft material, typically used to protect or shape something, or to absorb liquid. reduce(v) = make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size.
- a. Even though the woman was ___, she still shopped as if she had ___ of money.
b. In 1884 the firm became___, and it was discovered that two of the partners had ___ of money as they had been perpetrating systematic and gigantic frauds.bankrupt, muchbankrupt, plentybankrupt, dearthbankrupt, lotNone of theseOption B
lots of is synonymous with plenty. The same is not applicable to “lot of”
- a. It is sad to think that many animals suffer at the hands of an ___ owner every day, being physically beaten or deprived of nutrition on a __ basis.
b. If your partner is constantly threatening you and trying to control your life, you should find a way to escape from that ___relationship as soon as possible because it is immoral to bear torture on a ___ basisharsh, dailydefamatory, regularabusive, regularnasty, dailyNone of theseOption C
“On a daily basis” is idiomatically correct. but when we say “on” we become specific about the day. so”in a regular basis is apt.
- a. Several car manufacturers use robots to build their vehicles because they are more ___, save time, and make ___ errors than humans.
b. Breaking projects into parts and dividing the work is highly ___ because it ___ persons to operate.active, leastexperienced, mediocreefficient, feweruseful, leastNone of theseOption C
Efficient(adj) = (of a system or machine) achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. fewer(determiner, pronoun & adj) = used to emphasize how small a number of people or things is.
- a. Carl rarely commits to anything so everyone ___ him to ___ his fiancée at the altar.
b. During the annual examinations, many people ___ their children to ___ their bad habits.presumes, surrenderfancies, relinquishapprehends, forgoexpects, abandonNone of theseOption D
Expects(v) = regard (something) as likely to happen. abandon(v) = cease to support or look after (someone); desert.
- a. Because of the ___ population growth in the area, the city council has ___ the release of funds for a new school.
b. During the school picnic, a ___ weather change has compelled the local authority to ___ students and teachers for shelter.fleet, ratifiedrapid, approvedimmediate, decentnimble, adoptedNone of theseOption B
Rapid(adj) = happening in a short time or at a great rate. approved(v) = officially agree to or accept as satisfactory.
- a. If you ___ in a rude way, you will be asked to ___ the wedding ceremony.
b. How would you ___ or respond if you found out that you had been asked to leave without any intimation?rebut, withdrawacknowledge, vacateecho, farewellreact, leaveNone of theseOption D
react(v) = act in response to something; respond in a particular way. leave(v) = go away from.
- a. Because we had more than we needed, we decided to ___ our Christmas gifts by offering them to the less ___.
b. Knowing it would be a ___, we allowed some needy family members to move in to our home and make ourselves feel more ___.sacrifice, fortunaterelinquish, happyimmolate, affluentvictim, benignNone of theseOption A
Sacrifice(n) = give up (something valued) for the sake of other considerations. Fortunate(adj) = favoured by or involving good luck; lucky.
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