Directions (1-5) :The question has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentences as a whole.
Q1. India’s _________ over the past half century since independence has been unique and _________ in many ways.
(a) thinking, feeling
(b) development, commendable
(c) victory, celebrating
(d) crash, overbearing
(e) regress, praiseworthy
Q2. The so-called civilized human race has _________ and ill-treated small and large animals in an attempt to prove his _____
(a) Abused, supremacy
(b) misuse, power
(c) cruelty, altruism
(d) advocated, worthlessness
(e) beaten, generosity
Q3. Not all countries benefit _________ from liberalisation. The benefits tend to _________ first to the advantaged and to those with the right education to be able to benefit from the opportunities presented.
(a) poorly, generate
(b) richly, downgrade
(c) suitably, ascribe
(d) uniformly, percolate
(e) judiciously, facilitate
Q4. He has _________ sense of words. Therefore, the sentence he constructs are always _________ with rich meaning.
(a) profound, pregnant
(b) distinguished, load
(c) terrific, tempted
(d) meaning, full
(e) outstanding, casual
Q5. We will call back the agitation if the Chairman gives an _________ that there will be no _________ of workers.
(a) inkling, harassment
(b) assure, need
(c) explanation, realisation
(d) opportunity, place
(e) undertaking, retrenchment
S1. Ans. (b); ‘development, commendable’ is the correct use.
Commendable means he showed commendable restraint.
S2. Ans. (a); ‘Abused, supremacy’ is the correct use.
Supremacy means the state or condition of being superior to all others in authority, power, or status.
S3. Ans. (d); uniformly, percolate’ is the correct choice for the fillers.
Percolate means (of a liquid or gas) filter gradually through a porous surface or substance.
S4. Ans. (a); Profound means (of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense.
Pregnant means full of meaning; significant or suggestive.
S5. Ans. (e); Retrenchment means to cut down, reduce, or diminish; curtail (expenses).