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Each of the following sentences is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words.

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India has the_______ of high saving and low growth rates.

A. irony

B. similarity

C. difference

D. paradox

Correct Answer :

D. paradox


Common sense tells us that high saving rates should lead to (greater investment and therefore) high growth rates. But here it is low. This is a paradox

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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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The journey may be made by sea or___by road.

A. alternately

B. alteringly

C. conversely

D. alternatively

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The Director pointed out in favour of the manager that the profitability of the plant had _____ since he had taken over.

A. arisen

B. increased

C. developed

D. declined

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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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Turn the lights ______ before you go to bed.

A. on

B. off

C. out

D. down

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Sam asked me to keep this secret ___________ .

A. secret

B. in myself

C. amongst us

D. between us

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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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Lack of financing options, __________ with HR and technological __________ , make small and medium enterprises sector the most vulnerable component of our economy.

A. except, loophole

B. coupled, challenges

C. armed, benefits

D. registered, strategies

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Since the British were masters of the seas, no ____ power could venture into Indian waters under British rule.

A. territorial

B. continental

C. maritime

D. geo-political

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The ___________ of the chronic balance of payments deficit which has ___________ the Finance Ministry under three Prime Ministers is very real.

A. temptation, reviled

B. understanding, menaced

C. impact, underestimated

D. dilemma, plagued

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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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Statistics __________ always my worst subject.

A. are

B. were

C. is

D. have

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The manners and ___________ of the nouveau riche is a recurrent ___________ in the literature.

A. style, motif

B. morals, story

C. wealth, theme

D. morals, theme

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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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His residence is on the______ of Hyderabad.

A. rim

B. core

C. periphery

D. outskirts

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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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The official____ the Chief Minister of the situation in the town.

A. apprised

B. informed

C. appraised

D. asked

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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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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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Cellular phone service has______ in a new phase of communication.

A. called

B. ushered

C. resulted

D. started

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After a recent mild paralytic attack his movements are_____ restricted otherwise he is still very active.

A. entirely

B. slightly

C. nowhere

D. frequently

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The car we were travelling in _________ a mile from home.

A. broke off

B. broke down

C. broke into

D. broke up

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Your present statement does not _________ what you said last week.

A. accord to

B. accord in

C. accord with

D. accord for

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He will dispense ______ your services.

A. of

B. off

C. on

D. with

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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

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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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The audience____ at the end of drama.

A. applauded

B. appraised

C. exploded

D. appreciated

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The two brothers look so_____ that it is difficult to tell one from the other.

A. identical

B. same

C. similar

D. resembling

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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 Defence Minister said today that the Government was determined to____the accord and tulfil the legitimate aspirations of the people.

A. implement

B. invest

C. practise

D. perform