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

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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

Correct Answer :

A. set out to


The given sentence states that the speaker did not succeed in all the aspects or fields that he had planned to, five years ago.
Option (a) is correct, because set out to refers to what was planned or specifically decided, so it fits perfectly into the sentence.
Option (b) is incorrect. Options (c) and (d) are incorrect, because thought means something that was merely considered or contemplated, it does not mean that it was planned or it was the final decision. Also, thought to is a wrong usage of the preposition: to.

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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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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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If strict security measures were taken, the tragedy might have been ________

A. restrained

B. averted

C. removed

D. controlled

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Our _______________ diversity may also be of some value. Because we have always learned to live with pluralism, it is possible that we may be better prepared to _____________ the diversity of global economy.

A. stupefying, negotiate

B. plural, alleviate

C. variegated, annihilate

D. dreary, exasperate

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Shanku was born_____ a silver spoon in his mouth and was very proud of his wealth.

A. with

B. along

C. on

D. within

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

A. attempt

B. desire

C. anxiety

D. proposal

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I had not expected to meet him; it was quite an ______ meeting.

A. organised

B. intentional

C. undesirable

D. accidental

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The speaker did not properly use the time as he went on_______ on one point alone.

A. devoting

B. deliberating

C. diluting

D. distributing

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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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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

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The move to allow dumping of mercury _________ An outcry from residents of the area who _________ that high levels of mercury will affect their health and destroy ecologically sensitive forest area.

A. resulted, insist

B. provoked, fear

C. incited, determined

D. activated, accept

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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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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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Take this medicine regularly and you will get rid __________ this disease.

A. at

B. from

C. of

D. over

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We attended a ________ discourse.

A. spiritual

B. spirituous

C. spirituality

D. spiritually

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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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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

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Ravi was always_______ of the good fortune of others.

A. miserable

B. irritable

C. greedy

D. envious

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India has the_______ of high saving and low growth rates.

A. irony

B. similarity

C. difference

D. paradox

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Raj was _____________ introvert and would prefer to sit in the library rather than go out with friends.

A. the

B. a

C. like

D. an

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The Romans were _________ science.

A. bad in

B. bad to

C. bad for

D. bad at

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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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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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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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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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The bus __________ fifty passengers fell __________ the river.

A. with; into

B. for; upon

C. over; on

D. of; at

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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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This is a_____ translation of the speech.

A. literary

B. literal

C. verbal

D. verbatim

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I could hardly recognize him ________ I saw him.

A. after

B. but

C. and

D. when

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Although it has been more than 50 years since Satyajit Ray made Pather Panchali, ___________ refuse to go away from the mind.

A. the haunting images

B. its haunting images

C. its haunted images

D. the haunt of its images