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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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That charming girl was the ____ of all eyes.

A. target

B. cynosure

C. doggerel

D. ambition

Correct Answer :

B. cynosure


If you are the cynosure of all eyes, you are a centre of attention or interest.

Related Questions

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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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4

It will take some time for many South koreans to ___________ the conflicting images of North Korea, let alone to___________ what to make of their northern cousins

A. reconcile, decide

B. understand, clarify

C. make out, decide

D. reconcile, understand

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4

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

A. up

B. in

C. at

D. out

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4

My friend and I decided to watch a play, however ______enjoyed it.

A. hardly of us

B. some few of us

C. we scarcely only

D. neither of us

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4

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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4

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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4

As this country has become more ___________ industrial and internationalised, it has like all Western democracies in the ___________ of the executive.

A. urbanised, role

B. objective, wealth

C. synthesised, efficiency

D. civilized, convenience

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4

Sometimes the greatest inventions ___________ an idea of startling simplicity.

A. stumbles upon

B. hinge upon

C. starves without

D. lacks

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4

She tries to adjust __________ her relations.

A. for

B. at

C. so

D. with

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4

The unprecedented rise in the price of gold in India, contrary to the___elsewhere in the world, is baffling the experts.

A. outlook

B. trend

C. cost

D. pattern

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4

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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4

Ravi was always_______ of the good fortune of others.

A. miserable

B. irritable

C. greedy

D. envious

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4

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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4

Cellular phone service has______ in a new phase of communication.

A. called

B. ushered

C. resulted

D. started

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4

The master dispensed_______the services of his servant.

A. up

B. with

C. from

D. through

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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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4

Laxmi lost an important file and rather than confessing her___ she blamed Sandra for losing it.

A. respect

B. image

C. attitude

D. mistake

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4

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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4

By the middle of the 19th Century, the urban population of England _________ the rural population.

A. have exceed

B. exceeded

C. was to exceeds

D. exceeds

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4

Despite his _____ he had to suffer.

A. punishment

B. fault

C. negligence

D. innocence

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4

Traffic problems in Bombay are as serious as in any other city in India and they are complicated by digging of roads by the corporation on this or that ____.

A. aspect

B. pretext

C. intention

D. instance

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4

It is time to ________ ongoing programmes and ______ new horizons.

A. value, choose

B. speculate, experiment

C. reject, consider

D. assess, seek

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4

It is difficult to speak a language fluently unless ______ regularly.

A. it is in practice

B. it is by practising

C. it will be practised

D. it is practised

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Although there is ______________ gunfire, there is no stiff resistance to the revolutionary army.

A. bitter

B. meagre

C. continuous

D. sporadic

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The Hollywood star and the Bollywood heroine are being.........
as the next big onscreen couple. (1) labeled (2) explained (3) worshiped (4) touted (5) exclaimed (6) shouted

A. (2) and (4)

B. (1) and (3)

C. (2) and (6)

D. (1) and (4)

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The members were_____ of the date of the meeting well in advance.

A. communicated

B. conveyed

C. ignorant

D. inform

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

A. attain

B. speak

C. talk

D. deliver

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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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4

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