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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 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

Correct Answer :

B. created, attracted


a) Dissipated (weakened) : inappropriate. (b) created, attracted : appropriate (especially since the conjunction is but indicating a disadvantage following an advantage. (c) inappropriate since restricted or limited would need and in the sentence, not but, since both features would be positive. (d) evicted (thrown out) : inappropriate.

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A group of agitators ____ the mob to break down the Vice-Chancellors door.

A. wished

B. excited

C. threatened

D. incited

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He is a popular teacher. He seems to be ______ for that profession.

A. cut down

B. cut off

C. cut in

D. cut out

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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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In spite of her other_____, Kasthuri still managed to find time for her hobbies.

A. occupations

B. preoccupations

C. predilections

D. business

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Although ___________ is not a very desirable feeling we need a certain amount of it to ___________ well.

A. anxiety, exist

B. grief, enjoy

C. pain, bestow

D. impatience, preach

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This is a_____ translation of the speech.

A. literary

B. literal

C. verbal

D. verbatim

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In these bleak and depressing times of ___________ prices, non-performing governments and ___________ crime rates, Sourav Ganguly has given us, Indians , a lot to cheer about

A. escalating, increasing

B. spiralling, booming

C. spiralling, soaring

D. ascending, debilitating

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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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Economic growth is on auto-pilot, unlikely to be derailed by any lapse into ________ and controls or to be ________ by serious policy reforms.

A. Growth, blowed

B. Boom, berated

C. Recession, reduced

D. Dirigisme, boosted

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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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Skeptics would not ___________ that the earth actually moves, let alone that it ___________ around the sun.

A. permit, orbits

B. accept, revolves

C. experience, circles

D. assume, went

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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 valley is known for its ________ growth of vegetation.

A. luxurious

B. luxury

C. luxuriant

D. luxuriously

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

A. organised

B. intentional

C. undesirable

D. accidental

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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

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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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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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Football evokes a ___________ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___________ the nation.

A. tepid, boiling

B. lukewarm, electrifies

C. turbid, fascinating

D. apocryphal, genuinely fascinates

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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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What are you _________ in the kitchen cupboard?

A. looking in

B. looking on

C. looking to

D. looking for

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Despite his _____ he had to suffer.

A. punishment

B. fault

C. negligence

D. innocence

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Mountaineering institutes___to the young climbers the technical knowledge which has been accumulated over the years.

A. impart

B. indicate

C. apply

D. help

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Political power is just as permanent as todays newspaper. Ten years down the line, ___________, who the most powerful man in any state was today.

A. who cares

B. nobody will remember what was written in todays newspaper or

C. few will know, or care about

D. when a lot of water will have passed under the bridge, who will care

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When we call others dogmatic, what we really object to is ___________ .

A. their giving the dog a bad name

B. their holding dogmas that are different from our own

C. the extremism that goes along with it

D. the subversion of whatever they actually believe in concomitantly

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Her uncle died in a car accident. He was quite rich. She suddenly _________ all her uncles money.

A. succeeded

B. caught

C. gave

D. inherited

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It is a penal_____to bribe a public servant.

A. charge

B. offence

C. code

D. tight

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I dont suppose that Pramod will be elected __________ how hard he struggles as he is not completely supported by the committee.

A. although

B. seeing as

C. no matter

D. however

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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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When she retired, she handed __________ the charge to the Vice-President.

A. over

B. out

C. across

D. off