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Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.

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As navigators, calendar makers, and other _________ of the night sky accumulated evidence to the contrary, ancient astronomers were forced to __________ that certain bodies might move in circles about points, which in turn moved in circles about the earth.

A. scrutinizers, believe

B. observers, agree

C. scrutinizers, suggest

D. observers, concede

Correct Answer :

D. observers, concede


Students would be a very casual option for the first blank. So we have to choose among scrutinizers and observers. However, the second part of the sentence describes how the ancient astronomers were forced to change their opinion in the
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face of contradictory evidence. When someone is compelled to accept defeat, 'concede' is the best word that can be used.

Related Questions

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I did not see the point of _________ waiting for them, so I went home.

A. hanging around

B. hanging on

C. hang together

D. hanging up

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Drugs worth ` 3 lakhs were ......... from the apartment by
the police. (1) manufactured (2) ruptured (3) seized (4) confiscated (5) bought (6) compared

A. (1) and (4)

B. (2) and (3)

C. (3) and (5)

D. (3) and (4)

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The statue _________ a global symbol of freedom

A. stands against

B. stands to

C. stands for

D. stands as

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The prisoner showed no _________ for his crimes.

A. hatred

B. obstinacy

C. remorse

D. anger

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Scientists, working to save the earth, have ___________ dry water that soaks carbon three times better than water, and hence helps ___________ global warming.

A. aided, cut

B. created, combat

C. built, stop

D. produced, increase

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Cairn cannot ________ bring into picture some ________outsider which has little experience and necessary consents to deal in the oil field.

A. Peremptorily, ascribed

B. Complaisantly, endorsed

C. Democratically, aberrant

D. Arbitrarily, unrelated

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The two brothers look so_____ that it is difficult to tell one from the other.

A. identical

B. same

C. similar

D. resembling

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The Director pointed out in favour of the manager that the profitability of the plant had _____ since he had taken over.

A. arisen

B. increased

C. developed

D. declined

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That charming girl was the ____ of all eyes.

A. target

B. cynosure

C. doggerel

D. ambition

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In these bleak and depressing times of ___________ prices, non-performing governments and ___________ crime rates, Sourav Ganguly has given us, Indians , a lot to cheer about

A. escalating, increasing

B. spiralling, booming

C. spiralling, soaring

D. ascending, debilitating

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Today we have achieved a milestone by completing 60 years of independence. Its now the time for everyone or every Indian to undergo_________of the achievements we already made and also those that are to be still_________

A. self-introspection-achiver

B. self-examination-achieve

C. introspection-achieved

D. search-found

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The manager told us _________ Ramesh was very anxious _________ the meeting.

A. about, in

B. that, before

C. like, during

D. the, for

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Although he is ___________ person, he occasionally loses his ___________

A. quiet, power

B. cheerful, grief

C. balanced, temper

D. thoughtful, Anxiety

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The neighbour grabbed the boy, and rolled him on the road to ___________ the flames.

A. cover

B. kill

C. burn out

D. fizz out

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___ about prolonged power cuts in urban areas, the authorities have decided to ___ over to more reliable and eco-friendly systems to run its pumps.

A. Worried, shift

B. Frantic, move

C. Troubled, jump

D. Concerned, switch

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Cellular phone service has______ in a new phase of communication.

A. called

B. ushered

C. resulted

D. started

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____ at the major ports has led planners to develop satellite ports near them.

A. density

B. containment

C. transportation

D. congestion

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The car driver was arrested for rash driving and his licence was_____ by the police.

A. impounded

B. prescribed

C. suspended

D. penalised

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As this country has become more ___________ industrial and internationalised, it has like all Western democracies in the ___________ of the executive.

A. urbanised, role

B. objective, wealth

C. synthesised, efficiency

D. civilized, convenience

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The ability of a woman to do well does not ______ on whether it is a mans world or not, because everyone has
his/her own opportunities. (1) trust (2) depend (3) reckon (4) live (5) rest (6) believe

A. (4) and (5)

B. (2) and (3)

C. (1) and (6)

D. (2) and (5)

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He is a popular teacher. He seems to be ______ for that profession.

A. cut down

B. cut off

C. cut in

D. cut out

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He ___________ a wrong act because it was ___________ for him to do so due to circumstantial forces.

A. compelled, necessary

B. refused, dangerous

C. did, avoidable

D. committed, inevitable

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Serious threat to our ecology and environment can be ______ with organic cultivation.

A. hastened

B. impeded

C. aggravated

D. combated

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Weather officials have __ below-normal rains this year. If the predictions come true, farm output could __ as most of Indias farmlands depend on rainwater for irrigation.

A. forecasted-shrank

B. forecast-shrank

C. forecast-shrink

D. predicted-expand

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More is ___________ of conditions of the tribals in Maharashtra than ___________ conditions of those in the other parts of the country.

A. certain, the

B. known, of

C. aware, of

D. aware, of

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_________ of illiteracy from a nation that is set to become the most populated in the world is by no ________easy.

A. Countering, task

B. Driving, measure

C. Curbing, way

D. Eradication, means

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A man reportedly .......... two passports with the same photograph, but under different names was arrested by the
commissioners Task Force. (1) possessing (2) examining (3) surrendering (4) mastering (5) holding (6) fixating

A. (2) and (3)

B. (3) and (6)

C. (1) and (5)

D. (1) and (4)

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When indecision grips a nation, free men feel the need for an _____ruler and are prepared to throw democracy overboard.

A. optimistic

B. autocratic

C. eccentric

D. energetic

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As the weekend finally rolled around. the city folk were only ___ happy to settle down and laugh their cares _____.

A. just, afar

B. too, away

C. extremely, off

D. very, up

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Undoubtedly, English is the most___spoken language in the world today.

A. elaborately

B. greatly

C. widely

D. broadly