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

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He has a____tongue; his pinching sarcasm has______ everyone who has come into contact with him.

A. wanton, immunised

B. vitriolic, alienated

C. pungent, animated

D. recalcitaant, humanised

Correct Answer :

B. vitriolic, alienated


Go for the second blank first. What is sarcasm? It is saying the opposite of what you mean. One gets sarcastic in order to mock or insult others. Take an example of sarcasm: You meet an ugly girl. She asks you to accompany her. Repelled by her ugliness, you tell her sarcastically, I dont go around with beautiful (obviously, you mean ugly!) girls. Such a statement pinches the girl.
A girl whom you have treated with such pinching sarcasm will never be friendly or sympathetic to you in future. You have thus alienated her. Those who are thus pinchingly sarcastic have a vitriolic tongue. That is, their words are full of bitterness and hate, and so cause a lot of distress and pain.

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He was ______ pertaining his innocence.

A. stridently

B. harshly

C. confidently

D. quickly

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That charming girl was the ____ of all eyes.

A. target

B. cynosure

C. doggerel

D. ambition

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On the ______ occasion of Laxmi Puja the Mathurs bought a new car.

A. officious

B. auspicious

C. fortuitous

D. prosperous

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An organization .......... to the mission of road safety has prepared an action plan for reducing accidents and related
injuries and fatalities. (1) specified (2) inaugurated (3) committed (4) kicked off (5) succumbed (6) dedicated

A. (3) and (6)

B. (1) and (5)

C. (3) and (5)

D. (4) and (6)

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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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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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Infant mortality rate in China has____ from 200 per thousand to 14 per thousand.

A. retarded

B. declined

C. contracted

D. minimised

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Among the factors_____ to the low productivity in agriculture, the first place is occupied by irregular water supply.

A. producing

B. showing

C. resulting

D. contributing

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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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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

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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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His rude behaviour is a _________ his organisation.

A. disgrace for

B. disgrace on

C. disgrace upon

D. disgrace to

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If you were found guilty of exceeding the speed limit, you ______ to pay a fine.

A. would have

B. would had

C. will have

D. have

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The window of our room ____ he rear.

A. overlooks

B. opens

C. opposes

D. adjoins

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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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I. The area under our eyes in connected to our kidneys, so any .......... change in the dark circles indicates dehydration or accumulating toxins.
II. Many Indian adults are struggling with weight, thus indulging in weight loss programmes that require .......... changes in their current lifestyle.

A. drastic

B. frequent

C. ambiguous

D. severe

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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 varsitys poll process for ___________ of new candidates has ___________ poor response with only ten thousand applications being received till date.

A. entrusting, seen

B. registration, evoked

C. entrance, made

D. admission, made

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The valley is known for its ________ growth of vegetation.

A. luxurious

B. luxury

C. luxuriant

D. luxuriously

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The teacher_____the boys comic which he was reading during the Mathematics period.

A. possessed

B. procured

C. abandoned

D. seized

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Brands __________ decision-simplicity strategies make full use of available information to __________ where consumers are on the path of decisions making and direct them to the best market offers.

A. diluting, divulge

B. tempting, maintain

C. imputing, overdrive

D. pursuing, assess

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Her uncle died in a car accident. He was quite rich. She suddenly _________ all her uncles money.

A. succeeded

B. caught

C. gave

D. inherited

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Unpredictable __________ of the child could not lead the consultants to any ___________.

A. performance, setting

B. belief, judgment

C. operation, purpose

D. behaviour, conclusion

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His residence is on the______ of Hyderabad.

A. rim

B. core

C. periphery

D. outskirts

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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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Nature is ______ and unchangeable , and it is ______ as to whether its hidden reasons and ______ are ______ to man or not.
The option that best fill the blanks in the above sentence would be:

A. relentless, indifferent, actions, understandable

B. persistent, heartless, actions, comprehensible

C. inexorable, apathetic, activities, explicable

D. ineseapable, unconcerned, activities, intelligible

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A group of agitators ____ the mob to break down the Vice-Chancellors door.

A. wished

B. excited

C. threatened

D. incited

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I am always the first to admit that I have not accomplished everything that I ___________ achieve five years ago.

A. set out to

B. went to

C. thought to

D. thought of

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________ has been taken against some wholesale drug dealers for dealing in surgical items without a valid license and maintaining a stock of _________ drugs.

A. Note, overwhelming

B. Step, impressive

C. Execution, outdated

D. Action, expired

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What are you _________ in the kitchen cupboard?

A. looking in

B. looking on

C. looking to

D. looking for