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

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Education is central because electronic networks and software-driven technologies are beginning to ___________ the economic barriers between nations.

A. break down

B. break

C. crumble

D. dismantle

Correct Answer :

A. break down


Education is central is highlighting the importance and role, electronic networks and software-driven technologies have. The sentence has a positive connotation.
Option (a) is correct, because break down refers to falling apart or collapsing, or failure to function and the barriers are physical or metaphorical walls which hinder free movement, hence, this is the appropriate word.
Option (b) is wrong, because break refers to destroying the integrity of or get ruined, but as we are talking about barrier, break down is more appropriate.
Option (c) is wrong, because crumble means break into pieces.
Option (d) is wrong, because dismantle can be considered synonymous with crumble.

Related Questions

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The masks worn by the men helped them _______their identity.

A. conceal

B. congeal

C. masquerade

D. cheat

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In India is __________ on protecting its resources, international business appears equally __________ to safeguard its profit.

A. dreaded, fragile

B. stubborn, weak

C. bent, determined

D. approaching, settled

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That charming girl was the ____ of all eyes.

A. target

B. cynosure

C. doggerel

D. ambition

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Sheila gained an advantage __________ me.

A. upon

B. from

C. on

D. over

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The students _________ not reach on time _________ of the transport strike.

A. can, as

B. could, because

C. may, account

D. will, despite

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The human mind seems to have built-in ________against original thought.

A. prejudices

B. ideas

C. interests

D. safeguards

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His residence is on the______ of Hyderabad.

A. rim

B. core

C. periphery

D. outskirts

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Our Constitution was based on the belief that the free ___________ of ideas, people and cultures is essential to the ___________ of a democratic society.

A. selection, concurrence

B. interchange, preservation

C. reversal, upholding

D. dissemination, congruence

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Opinions concerning him had remained nearly ____, his daily habits had presented scarcely any visible change.

A. static

B. biased

C. limpid

D. stationary

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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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It is raining __________ . Do not go out.

A. heavily

B. fast

C. soundly

D. strongly

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Alexander Solzhepitsyns works will be_______ by every lover of liberal thought and they will bring home to him how restrictive freedom is in the Russian system.

A. rejected

B. skimmed

C. compiled

D. perused

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This approach would ________ the enormous illiteracy problem to be ________ in a holistic manner.

A. enable, tackled

B. focus, viewed

C. envision, dealt

D. combine, judged

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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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The law prohibits a person from felling a sandalwood tree, even if it grows on ones own land, without prior permission from the government. As poor people cannot deal with the government, this legal provision leads to a rip-roaring business for ___________, who care neither for the ___________ , nor for the trees.

A. middlemen, rich

B. the government, poor

C. touts, rich

D. touts, poor

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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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The Himalayas ran from east to west and cut off the cold winds from the north. This allowed agriculture to prosper and _____________ wealth, but it also ____________ barbarian invaders from the north.

A. attracted, dissipated

B. created, attracted

C. created, restricted

D. attracted, evicted

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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

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The present____has not prevented the railway minister from announcing an increasing number of superfast trains.

A. crisis

B. syndrome

C. generation

D. stability

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You have no business to _________ pain on a weak and poor person.

A. inflict

B. put

C. direct

D. force

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He has not attained the age of 18. He was, therefore, no____ to vote in this election.

A. power

B. claim

C. right

D. authority

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The last____ were performed before the body was cremated.

A. rites

B. writes

C. rights

D. withers

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Every human being, after the first few days of his life, is a product of two factors: on the one hand, there is his __________ endowment; and on the other hand, there is the effect of environment, including _________

A. constitutional, weather

B. congenital, education

C. personal, climate

D. economic, learning

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He lost confidence and _________ of the deal at the last minute.

A. backed out

B. backed on

C. backed down

D. backed onto Practice Exercise

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The journey may be made by sea or___by road.

A. alternately

B. alteringly

C. conversely

D. alternatively

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The final electoral rolls have been intensively revised through house-to-house_____.

A. documentation

B. categorisation

C. enumeration

D. investigation

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Though fond of many acquaintances, I desire_____ only with a few.

A. introduction

B. cordiality

C. intimacy

D. encounter

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Skeptics would not ___________ that the earth actually moves, let alone that it ___________ around the sun.

A. permit, orbits

B. accept, revolves

C. experience, circles

D. assume, went

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It is time to ________ ongoing programmes and ______ new horizons.

A. value, choose

B. speculate, experiment

C. reject, consider

D. assess, seek

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The Hollywood star and the Bollywood heroine are being.........
as the next big onscreen couple. (1) labeled (2) explained (3) worshiped (4) touted (5) exclaimed (6) shouted

A. (2) and (4)

B. (1) and (3)

C. (2) and (6)

D. (1) and (4)