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

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Every one will admit that swindling ones fellow beings is a necessary practice; upon it, is based really sound commercial success ___________.

A. sell what you cannot buy back

B. buy what you will sell to another at a higher price

C. buy cheap and sell dear

D. sell what you can, do not buy from a competitor

Correct Answer :

C. buy cheap and sell dear


Swindling means depriving someone of possession or money through deception or some act of deceiving. As the statement points out, it is considered a required or necessary thing to make money, or have commercial success. We have to pick the right option by saying what this tactic is based on. We have to pick what refers to taking someones money by deception.
Option (c) is right, because dear is also used to describe something that is expensive. Buying cheap and selling at a high cost is an act of swindling.
Option (a) is incorrect, because if there is an item which you cannot buy back from the one you sold it to, then you might get in trouble. It is also a tactic which companies apply, but this is not what the companies base their commercial success on, or it doesnt describe a policy which companies adopt.
Option (b) is wrong, because of a similar reason to option (a), but option (c) is more appropriate, as it says buy cheap and sell at a very high rate, but option (b) does not quite point to making that huge margin of profit.
Option (d) is wrong, because it means selling whatever you can, irrespective of the cost at which you bought it.

Related Questions

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He became the Governor of a Province_____.

A. by and large

B. in the course of time

C. at times

D. little by little

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The head ____ was annoyed to see a ____ in the soup.
The option that would best fill the blanks in the above sentence would be:

A. chief, house fly

B. chef, housefly

C. chief, house-fly

D. chef, house fly

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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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There are not solitary, free-living creatures ; every form of life is ______ other forms.

A. dependent on

B. parallel to

C. overshadowed by

D. segregated from

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Once he has signed the agreement, he wont be able to back______.

A. up

B. in

C. at

D. out

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We attended a ________ discourse.

A. spiritual

B. spirituous

C. spirituality

D. spiritually

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Mountaineering institutes___to the young climbers the technical knowledge which has been accumulated over the years.

A. impart

B. indicate

C. apply

D. help

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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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I had a vague _________ that the lady originally belonged to Scotland.

A. notion

B. expression

C. imagination

D. theory

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The first round of the contest had the students ___________ themselves and ___________ about their hobbies.

A. introducing, talking

B. sensitizing, sketching

C. showcasing, planning

D. acclimatizing, mentioning

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Education is an essential means of_________women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to fully_________ in the development process.

A. empower- include

B. empowering - participate

C. empowered - participating

D. empowerment - participate

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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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This is not the first time that the management has done some ___________ .

A. tough talk

B. tough talking

C. firm talk

D. firm talking

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Drawing attention to the pitfalls of _________ solely on Uranium as a fuel for nuclear reactors, Indian scientists warned that Uranium will not last for long and thus research on Thorium as its must be revived _________.

A. using, substitute

B. believing, replacement

C. depending, reserve

D. relying, alternative

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Nordisk have recently ___________ a product called Glucometer.

A. started

B. commissioned

C. launched

D. begun

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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 numbers __________ by the legitimate online music service providers indicate that a growing number of users are __________ to buy music.

A. morphed, ignoring

B. labelled, thriving

C. figured, fanatic

D. touted, willing

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He will dispense ______ your services.

A. of

B. off

C. on

D. with

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Political power is just as permanent as todays newspaper. Ten years down the line, ___________, who the most powerful man in any state was today.

A. who cares

B. nobody will remember what was written in todays newspaper or

C. few will know, or care about

D. when a lot of water will have passed under the bridge, who will care

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The new government took __________ last year.

A. out

B. after

C. over

D. upon

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The flood of brilliant ideas has not only ___ us, but has also encouraged us to ___ the last date for submission of entries.

A. overwhelmed, extend

B. enjoyed, stretch

C. dismayed, decide

D. scared, scrap

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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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In his address to the teachers, the Vice-Chancellor____certain measures being taken for improving the quality of college education.

A. declined

B. directed

C. advised

D. highlighted

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Throw a stone ______ the fierce dog.

A. at

B. upon

C. on

D. above

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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 _______ of criminalisation of politics needs to be _________ far more seriously.

A. lacuna, dealt

B. issue, addressed

C. system, broken

D. continuation, suppressed

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Sometimes the greatest inventions ___________ an idea of startling simplicity.

A. stumbles upon

B. hinge upon

C. starves without

D. lacks

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Though one eye is kept firmly on the___________, the company now also promotes ___________ contemporary art.

A. present, experimental

B. future, popular

C. present, popular

D. market, popular

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To ___time, please go___ foot and not by bus.

A. spend, with

B. kill, towards

C. utilise, on

D. gain, on

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Their ____ to scale the mountain peak was an absolute failure.

A. attempt

B. desire

C. anxiety

D. proposal