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  1. The organization takes its cue from the person on the top. I always told our business leaders their personal ___________ determined their organization’s ___________.

(a) serendipity, faux pas

(b) predilection, despair

(c) intensity, success

(d) oddity, conformity

-(c) (a) Serendipity (chance), faux pas (mistake) : inappropriate pair. (b) predilection (liking), despair (loss of hope) : inappropriate pair. (c) intensity (strength of feeling or effort), success : appropriate. (d) oddity (strangeness), conformity (following guidelines) : inappropriate.

 

  1. 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

–  (b) (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.

 

  1. 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

-(a) (a) Stupefying (amazing), negotiate (cope with) : appropriate. (b) plural (many), alleviate (reduce something negative) : inappropriate. (c) annihilate (eliminate, wipe out) : inappropriate. (d) dreary (boring), exasperate (annoy) : inappropriate.

 

  1. 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

– (a) (a) Acknowledged (accepted), banishing (removing) : appropriate. (b) infuriating (angering) : inappropriate. (c) exacerbating (making worse) : inappropriate. (d) decimated (annihilated) : inappropriate.

 

  1. 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

– (d) c is ruled out as apathetic and indifferent are followed by the preposition ‘to’ using heartless for nature is erroneous   \ (d) is correct, also intelligible is comprehensible.

 

  1. Nabeesa was not_____ by the criticism and paid no_____ even when her best friend talked against her.

(a) threatened, warning (b) troubled, mind

(c) deterred, heed (d) bothered, attention

–  (c) (c) and (d) are close choices. Both heed and attention are acceptable for the second blank. Now, on to the first blank. You are bothered with or about something, but you are deterred by it.

 

  1. 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

– (b) Go for the second blank first. What is sarcasm? It is saying the opposite of what you mean. One gets sarcastic in order to mock or insult others. Take an example of sarcasm: You meet an ugly girl. She asks you to accompany her. Repelled by her ugliness, you tell her sarcastically, “I don’t go around with beautiful (obviously, you mean ugly!) girls.” Such a statement pinches the girl. A girl whom you have treated with such “pinching sarcasm” will never be friendly or sympathetic to you in future. You have thus alienated her. Those who are thus “pinchingly sarcastic” have a vitriolic tongue. That is, their words are full of bitterness and hate, and so cause a lot of distress and pain

 

  1. Scientists, working to save the earth, have ___________ dry water that soaks carbon three times better than water, and hence helps ___________ global warming.

(a) aided, cut (b) created, combat

(c) built, stop (d) produced, increase

-b

 

  1. The first round of the contest had the students ___________ themselves and ___________ about their hobbies.

(a) introducing, talking

(b) sensitizing, sketching

(c) showcasing, planning

(d) acclimatizing, mentioning

-a

 

  1. The varsity’s poll process for ___________ of new candidates has ___________ poor response with only ten thousand applications being received till date.

(a) entrusting, seen (b) registration, evoked

(c) entrance, made (d) admission, made

-b

 

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

(a) value, choose (b) speculate, experiment

(c) reject, consider (d) assess, seek

-d

  1. This approach would ________ the enormous illiteracy problem to be ________ in a holistic manner.

(a) enable, tackled (b) focus, viewed

(c) envision, dealt (d) combine, judged

-a

 

  1. The _______ of criminalisation of politics needs to be _________ far more seriously.

(a) lacuna, dealt (b) issue, addressed

(c) system, broken (d) continuation, suppressed

-b

 

  1. 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

-d

 

  1. Many teachers ___________ the lack of ___________ for leaving the job.

(a) cited, reason (b) explained, force

(c) claimed, understanding (d) argued, culprit

-c

 

  1. 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

-b

 

  1. Unpredictable __________ of the child could not lead the consultants to any ___________.

(a) performance, setting (b) belief, judgment

(c) operation, purpose (d) behaviour, conclusion

-d

 

  1. A public, servant who is guilty will not ___________ punishment and no ___________ person will be punished.

(a) be, sincere (b) flee, guilty

(c) defend, common (d) avoid, uninformed

-b

 

  1. Few professions can ___________ the sheer variety and constant ___________ of being a doctor.

(a) like, struggle (b) share, enthusiast

(c) match, challenge (d) draw, work-load

-c

 

  1. The organisation ___________ to popularise Indian classical music among the youth which has lost ___________ with its cultural roots.

(a) endeavours, touch (b) wishes, interest

(c) efforts, experience (d) exerts, intrigue

-b

 

  1. One of the major critiques of the examination system is that it ___________ to a spirit of ___________ competition among the students.

(a) results, defective (b) accompanies, adequate

(c) develops, intense (d) takes, severe

-d

 

  1. 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

-d

 

  1. Our Constitution was based on the belief that the free ___________ of ideas, people and cultures is essential to the ___________ of a democratic society.

(a) selection, concurrence

(b) interchange, preservation

(c) reversal, upholding

(d) dissemination, congruence

-b

 

  1. 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

-a

 

  1. 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

-b

 

  1. 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

-b

 

  1. Although he is ___________ person, he occasionally loses his ___________

(a) quiet, power (b) cheerful, grief

(c) balanced, temper (d) thoughtful, Anxiety

-c

 

  1. In a ___________ tone, the leader made a powerful ___________ to the mob.

(a) realistic, zeal (b) lower, conviction

(c) loud, argument (d) soft, appeal

-d

 

  1. The tunnel was so ___________ and congested, that we became ___________.

(a) long, enthusiastic (b) deep, Cautious

(c) dark, frightened (d) crowded, isolated

-c

 

  1. 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

– (b) We know that in India, cricket is much more popular than football, so how football affects or provokes a reaction amongst Indians should be nothing or very less when compared with cricket’s popularity. Option (b) is right, because ‘lukewarm’ means mild or ‘the state of showing less enthusiasm or interest’, and electrifies is what ‘excites intensely’. These words fit perfectly in the given context

 

  1. Though one eye is kept firmly on the___________, the company now also promotes ___________ contemporary art.

(a) present, experimental

(b) future, popular

(c) present, popular

(d) market, popular

-(b) ‘One eye is kept’ means that some (not full) attention or concern is shown. So, logically, option (b) is correct, because the company has kept an eye on the future. Though they are concerned about the future, yet the company does promote what is popular and liked at the present time. We can easily make out why the other options are wrong

 

  1. The law prohibits a person from felling a sandalwood tree, even if it grows on one’s 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

– (d) The given statement says that it is illegal to fell or cut down a sandalwood tree without taking permission from the government; then this statement goes onto say that ‘as’ poor people cannot really comprehend these laws or know about them well, some people take advantage of this (this can be logically inferred from the statement) Option (d) is correct because ‘touts’ are those people who persuade others, generally in order to do some business; this fits perfectly into the sentence as the ‘touts’ persuade the innocent poor people, and in this context, these touts do not care about trees or the poor (because if these poor people are caught, they will be in trouble). It is now easily evident why rest of the options are incorrect.

 

  1. 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

-(a) The key word in the given statement is ‘let alone’. It is synonymous with ‘never mind’, which is used to indicate that something is far less likely than the one already mentioned. For example, “He cannot even run a kilometre, let alone participate in a marathon.” So, the thing which is mentioned before this ‘let alone’ phrase has to be of a lesser degree or extent.  Option (a) is correct, because reconcile means ‘solving a matter, or restoring friendly relations’ (North and South Korea separated after World War II), so it will take them time to conclude what really went wrong with North Korea.  Option (b) is wrong, because ‘understanding’ just means ‘to comprehend’ or ‘get it’ and clarify means ‘to make things clear’ but does not refer to coming to a conclusion. Option (c) is wrong because ‘make out’ can mean ‘detect with senses’. Option (d) is wrong because, understand is different from deciding.

 

  1. 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

-(d) Nouveau riche refers to people who have recently gained wealth. The speaker is describing how these people are a constant theme for literature. Option (d) is right, because ‘morals’ refers to the principles of what is wrong and right behaviour. This fits well in the sentence, because then the speaker would mean: the manner (way or method in which something is done) and morals (principles of right and wrong behaviour) of the newly rich. Also, ‘theme’ is a good fit for the second blank.

 

  1. These issues are extremely ________ and any knee jerk reaction will ultimately result in a loss of ________ for all shareholders

(a) Unassociated, curare (b) Ambiguous, plutocracy

(c) Nuanced, opportunity (d) Contexed, serendipity

-(c) Nuance means a subtle difference in colour, meaning, tone, etc; a shade or graduation  knee jerk reaction– impulsive reaction which might not be always appropriate because here decesion/reactions are taken without much thinking . Since the issue is nuanced so it has to be studied carefully and given proper time to be analysed otherwise it would result in a loss of opportunity. All other choices are irrevelent.

  1. 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

-(d) Since the given sentence speaks about positive aspects of growth therefore.  \ Sustainedly (uniformly) is best suited, relatively is irrelevant because there is  no comparison made in the sentence. the first word of all other choices are absurd.

 

  1. There are different and ________ versions about what happened in the city, but one thing is certain. It is a dastardly act that must be condemned ________

(a) Dissimilar, concertedly

(b) Contrary, obviously

(c) Conflicting, unequivocally

(d) Unique, without conflict

– (c) The sentence to speaks about a bad event that has happened in the city and that it should be strictly condemned without any doubt therefore unequivocally

 

  1. 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 family’s favorite snacks and beverages.

(a) Swiveled, stocked (b) Hinged, lacquered

(c) Pended, embellished (d) Retracted, thronged

– (a) Food items cannot be lacquerred, embellished decorated or thronged they can only be stocked (arranged in an orderly manner) therefore choice (a) is correct

 

  1. 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

-(d) According of the sentence. An experienced and known person would be right to deal in the oil field. Thus

 

  1. 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

-(c) Here unlikely to be derailed means unlikely to be slowed down or unlikely to become off track.

 

  1. A growing number of these expert professionals ___________ having to train foreigners as the students end up ___________ the teachers who have to then unhappily content with no jobs at all or new jobs with drastically reduced pay packets

(a) are, supplanting (b) welcome, assisting

(c) resist, challenging (d) resent, replacing

-(a) Expert professionals are having to train, and students supplant (replace) teachers.

 

  1. Women should be paid the same as men-when they do the same job, for surely, what is sauce for the______ is sauce for the ___

(a) goose, gander (b) cock, hen

(c) fox, vixen   (d) buck, doe

-(a) What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander means what is acceptable for one person in a particular situation should be acceptable for another person in a similar situation.

 

  1. 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

-(b) Go for the second blank first. What is sarcasm? It is saying the opposite of what you mean. One gets sarcastic in order to mock or insult others. Take an example of sarcasm: You meet an ugly girl. She asks you to accompany her. Repelled by her ugliness, you tell her sarcastically, “I don’t go around with beautiful (obviously, you mean ugly!) girls.” Such a statement pinches the girl. A girl whom you have treated with such “pinching sarcasm” will never be friendly or sympathetic to you in future. You have thus alienated her. Those who are thus “pinchingly sarcastic” have a vitriolic tongue. That is, their words are full of bitterness and hate, and so cause a lot of distress and pain.

 

  1. Though one eye is kept firmly on the___________, the company now also promotes ___________ contemporary art.

(a) present, experimental (b) future, popular

(c) present, popular (d) market, popular

-(b) Since the company in the present promotes popular contemporary (of the present time) art it also keeps an eye on the future.

 

  1. The law prohibits a person from felling a sandalwood tree, even if it grows on one’s 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

– (d) The touts persuade the people to sell illegally thereby making a profit, not caring about either the poor or the trees.

 

  1. 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

– (a) North and South Korea were divided after IInd World War thus it will take them sometime to reconcile (restore relations) when South Koreans cannot even decide what to do of the North Koreans.

 

  1. 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

– (c) Prices are usually called as spiralling up as well as the increasingly soaring crime rates. Soaring means increasing rapidly.

 

  1. 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 handwashing rhetoric, on something dark and interior to __________ and perpetrators alike.

(a) innovative, communicator

(b) enchanting, leaders

(c) disingenuous, victims

(d) exigent, exploiters

– (c) 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.

 

  1. 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

-(d) Students would be a very casual option for the first blank. So we have to choose among scrutinizers and observers. However, the second part of the sentence describes how the ancient astronomers were forced to change their opinion in the face of contradictory evidence. When someone is compelled to accept defeat, ‘concede’ is the best word that can be used.

 

  1. 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

-(b) There is a clear-cut contrast in the sentence which is clear from the presence of the phrases ‘on the one hand’ and ‘on the other hand’. The word in the first blank has to be connected with something that is present at the time of birth – thus ‘congenital’. However, the “effect of the environment” qualifies ‘education’.

 

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