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

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The genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda, apart from being mis-described in the most sinister and _________ manner as 'ethnic cleansing', were also blamed, in further hand-washing rhetoric, on something dark and interior to __________ and perpetrators alike.

A. innovative, communicator

B. enchanting, leaders

C. disingenuous, victims

D. exigent, exploiters

Correct Answer :

C. disingenuous, victims


The situation due to the genocides is sinister, which means threatening. So the other word which will fill the first blank has to complement sinister. Thus the options which may fit in can be disingenuous (which means lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity) or tragic. The other three words are positive words.
In the last part of the sentence, 'to ……………. and perpetrators alike' the contrast between the blank word and perpetrators (to commit: to perpetrate a crime) is quite clear. So the correct option is victims, which is antonym to perpetrators.

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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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A person who is clean and tidy in how he dresses up commands better_________from those around him than those who have aand unkempt appearance_________

A. respectful - slovenly

B. respect - slovenly

C. respected - untidy

D. respect - tidy

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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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The window of our room ____ he rear.

A. overlooks

B. opens

C. opposes

D. adjoins

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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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Rajeev was upset because he _____________ forgotten his best friends birthday?

A. have

B. shall

C. will

D. had

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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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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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Let us quickly __________.

A. muddle

B. huddle

C. hurdle

D. puddle

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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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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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Growth under this government has been ________ high and remarkably ________ even during the worst global economic crisis.

A. Impededly, flippant

B. Relatively, intractable

C. Obstructedly, rigid

D. Sustainedly, resilient

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They ________ their seats away from the curved wall panels to give themselves more space as the flight attendant brought drinks from the gallery, which was ________ with familys favorite snacks and beverages.

A. Swiveled, stocked

B. Hinged, lacquered

C. Pended, embellished

D. Retracted, thronged

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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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Weather officials have __ below-normal rains this year. If the predictions come true, farm output could __ as most of Indias farmlands depend on rainwater for irrigation.

A. forecasted-shrank

B. forecast-shrank

C. forecast-shrink

D. predicted-expand

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Throw a stone ______ the fierce dog.

A. at

B. upon

C. on

D. above

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He has already made up his mind on this issue. Now it is____ to argue with him.

A. sympathetic

B. vague

C. futile

D. contradictory

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The President today______ the committee with the induction of the five new general secretaries in place of those dropped.

A. reconstituted

B. reviewed

C. formed

D. enlarged

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My India by Corbett deals ______ the authors familiarity with and love of India.

A. in

B. of

C. at

D. with

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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

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More is ___________ of conditions of the tribals in Maharashtra than ___________ conditions of those in the other parts of the country.

A. certain, the

B. known, of

C. aware, of

D. aware, of

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This is a_____ translation of the speech.

A. literary

B. literal

C. verbal

D. verbatim

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Drugs worth ` 3 lakhs were ......... from the apartment by
the police. (1) manufactured (2) ruptured (3) seized (4) confiscated (5) bought (6) compared

A. (1) and (4)

B. (2) and (3)

C. (3) and (5)

D. (3) and (4)

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

A. introduction

B. cordiality

C. intimacy

D. encounter

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The master dispensed_______the services of his servant.

A. up

B. with

C. from

D. through

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Science is a sort of news agency comparable ___________ to other news agencies.

A. principally

B. in principle

C. in principal

D. in spirit and form

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I could hardly recognize him ________ I saw him.

A. after

B. but

C. and

D. when

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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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There is no ______ evidence to support your assertion.

A. facile

B. fictitious

C. facetious

D. factual