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

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Football evokes a ___________ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___________ the nation.

A. tepid, boiling

B. lukewarm, electrifies

C. turbid, fascinating

D. apocryphal, genuinely fascinates

Correct Answer :

B. lukewarm, electrifies


We know that in India, cricket is much more popular than football, so how football affects or provokes a reaction amongst Indians should be nothing or very less when compared with crickets popularity. Option (b) is right, because lukewarm means mild or the state of showing less enthusiasm or interest, and electrifies is what excites intensely. These words fit perfectly in the given context.

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A public, servant who is guilty will not ___________ punishment and no ___________ person will be punished.

A. be, sincere

B. flee, guilty

C. defend, common

D. avoid, uninformed

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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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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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Many teachers ___________ the lack of ___________ for leaving the job.

A. cited, reason

B. explained, force

C. claimed, understanding

D. argued, culprit

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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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His answer was such______ I expected him to give.

A. that

B. which

C. as

D. like which

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Most political leaders acquire their position by causing a large number of people to believe that these leaders are ___________ by altruistic desires.

A. actuated

B. convinced

C. categorized

D. led

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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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Few professions can ___________ the sheer variety and constant ___________ of being a doctor.

A. like, struggle

B. share, enthusiast

C. match, challenge

D. draw, work-load

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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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These issues are extremely ________ and any knee jerk reaction will ultimately result in a loss of ________ for all shareholders

A. Unassociated, curare

B. Ambiguous, plutocracy

C. Nuanced, opportunity

D. Contexed, serendipity

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Statistics __________ always my worst subject.

A. are

B. were

C. is

D. have

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There are different and ________ versions about what happened in the city, but one thing is certain. It is a dastardly act that must be condemned ________

A. Dissimilar, concertedly

B. Contrary, obviously

C. Conflicting, unequivocally

D. Unique, without conflict

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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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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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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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I. In todays world parents usually .......... that their children do not talk to them as they are more involved in electronic gadgets and social media.
II. He would .......... about every other child on the playground and his parents would fight with other parents so as to protect him.

A. feel

B. defend

C. fight

D. complain

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The teacher _________ the concept by _________ practical examples.

A. showed, telling

B. gave, speaking

C. liked, citing

D. explained - quoting

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She put____ a brief appearance at the end of the party.

A. on

B. in

C. across

D. up

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Although I was _________ of his plans, I encouraged him, because there was no one else who was willing to help.

A. sceptical

B. remorseful

C. fearful

D. excited

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_____ between labour and management is inevitable in any industrial society.

A. co-ordination

B. competition

C. friction

D. association

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

A. prejudices

B. ideas

C. interests

D. safeguards

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The stock market is very_____ at the moment.

A. sensible

B. sensitive

C. intensive

D. remunerative

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Sheila gained an advantage __________ me.

A. upon

B. from

C. on

D. over

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A growing number of these expert professionals ___________ having to train foreigners as the students end up ___________ the teachers who have to then unhappily content with no jobs at all or new jobs with drastically reduced pay packets

A. are, supplanting

B. welcome, assisting

C. resist, challenging

D. resent, replacing

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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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The Chairman will come here at 5 p.m. to_____ a lecture.

A. attain

B. speak

C. talk

D. deliver

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The bus __________ fifty passengers fell __________ the river.

A. with; into

B. for; upon

C. over; on

D. of; at

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It____ not look like a great deal today, but back then it was a coup: no man before ____ to import tea directly into Ireland.
The option that will best fill the blanks in the above sentences would be:

A. may, has dared

B. may, had dared

C. might, have dared

D. might, have ever dared