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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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The carriage foundered in a snowdrift and it took two hours to_____ it.

A. exert

B. pillage

C. exacerbate

D. extricate

Correct Answer :

D. extricate


When a ship founders, it fills with water and sinks. Similarly the carriage foundered (that is, sank) in the snowdrift (deep pile of snow formed by the wind). The trapped (sunk) carriage then had to be freed from the snowdrift. In other words, it had to be extricated.

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When indecision grips a nation, free men feel the need for an _____ruler and are prepared to throw democracy overboard.

A. optimistic

B. autocratic

C. eccentric

D. energetic

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I am an entertainer, ___________ , I have to keep smiling because in my heart laughter and sorrow have an affinity.

A. even if I have tears in me

B. even though I am depressed inside

C. while entertaining people

D. in the entertainment business

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4

Let us quickly __________.

A. muddle

B. huddle

C. hurdle

D. puddle

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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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My inward petition was instantly _______________. First, a delightful cold wave descended over my back and under my feet, ________________ all discomfort.

A. acknowledged, banishing

B. repudiated, infuriating

C. acceded, exacerbating

D. decimated, assuaging

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Education is an essential means of_________women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to fully_________ in the development process.

A. empower- include

B. empowering - participate

C. empowered - participating

D. empowerment - participate

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His most striking _____ is the enthusiasm which he brings to everything he does.

A. factor

B. attitude

C. characteristic

D. character

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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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Modern music doesn't king ______ to longevity, sometimes it is hard even to remember what the biggest hit from a _____ of years ago was.

A. itself, couple

B. much few

C. money some

D. mother, spatter

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We attended a ________ discourse.

A. spiritual

B. spirituous

C. spirituality

D. spiritually

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She did not tell _________ that she _________ attended the party.

A. someone, have

B. no one, has

C. him, not

D. anyone, had

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When you want to digitalise a city __________ with millions, you dont bet __________ the odds.

A. proceeding, into

B. teeming, against

C. undergoing, adhere

D. dangling, for

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Nordisk have recently ___________ a product called Glucometer.

A. started

B. commissioned

C. launched

D. begun

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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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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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Few countries can____India in variety, colour and richness of dance-forms.

A. rival

B. depict

C. parallel

D. fight

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It is the role of the state to ____ crime and protect people and property. If the state is unable to prevent a crime it falls upon the state to __ the victim.

A. prevent-support

B. preventing-encourage

C. prevent-supporting

D. forbid-discourage

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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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Though fond of many acquaintances, I desire_____ only with a few.

A. introduction

B. cordiality

C. intimacy

D. encounter

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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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This is about ___________ a sociological analysis can penetrate.

A. as far as

B. the outer limit that

C. just how far into the subject

D. just the relative distance that

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I had a vague _________ that the lady originally belonged to Scotland.

A. notion

B. expression

C. imagination

D. theory

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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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Serious threat to our ecology and environment can be ______ with organic cultivation.

A. hastened

B. impeded

C. aggravated

D. combated

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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 statue _________ a global symbol of freedom

A. stands against

B. stands to

C. stands for

D. stands as

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The battalion operating from the mountain was able to tie____ three enemy divisions.

A. up

B. down

C. on

D. with

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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 prisoner showed no _________ for his crimes.

A. hatred

B. obstinacy

C. remorse

D. anger

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He lost confidence and _________ of the deal at the last minute.

A. backed out

B. backed on

C. backed down

D. backed onto Practice Exercise