Directions (1-15): Choose the correct option.
Q1. A satirical poem is often venom-filled, __________ with scorn.
(a) contained
(b) filled up
(c) dripping
(d) sardonic
Q2. Mr. Sharma, the critic was __________ enough to praise an author he detested.
(a) magnanimous
(b) loquacious
(c) parsimonious
(d) surreptitious
Q3. The goodwill of its clients is a genuine __________ asset for any business.
(a) redolent
(b) dismissive
(c) intangible
(d) vigilant

Q4. __________ by her children, Radha Devi ultimately agreed to sell the house.
(a) Decimated
(b) Importuned
(c) Interpolated
(d) Designated
Q5. Guilliano Benetton __________ a small neighborhood business into a worldwide chain of stores.
(a) renovated
(b) infused
(c) parlayed
(d) blessed
Q6. The football team was once __________ by injuries; of 11 members, only 5 were fit to play.
(a) decimated
(b) isolated
(c) boycotted
(d) heckled
Q7. Displeased with the __________ of the novel, the writer abandoned the idea of a film to be made on his writings.
(a) adaptation
(b) transfer
(c) transfusion
(d) resurgence
Q8. Because of his indecisive nature, Mr Bhushan has a reputation for __________.
(a) impartiality
(b) tenacity
(c) prevarication
(d) vacillation
Q9. Vinay is much too __________ in his writings: he writes a paragraph when a sentence should suffice.
(a) benevolent
(b) skilled
(c) verbose
(d) lucid
Q10. With one __________ motion, Rakesh disarmed his assailant.
(a) swift
(b) ponderous
(c) superficial
(d) boisterous
Q11. The patient put up with the pain __________, neither wincing, nor whimpering when the surgeon made an incision to drain the pus of his abscess.
(a) surprisingly
(b) miserably
(c) logically
(d) stoically
Q12. In relation to the interrelationships among a number of the Indo-Pakistani stalwarts treated in this compilation there is surely a certain amount of __________ in some of the essays presented here.
(a) overlap
(b) indulgences
(c) exaggerating
(d) objectivity
Q13. Being an advocate of consumer rights, Sharad has spent much of his career trying to __________ the fraudulent claims of the businessmen of his hometown Patna.
(a) reprove
(b) debunk
(c) immortalize
(d) import
Q14. The report was __________ since the information on which it was based was erroneous, but it was brilliantly presented.
(a) intelligent
(b) wonderful
(c) worthless
(d) verbose
Q15. Pretending not to notice the toys in the shop, Aryan the small boy, acted in a __________ manner.
(a) doleful
(b) nonchalant
(c) convincing
(d) ordinary
S1. Ans.(c) 
Sol. dripping- the fat and juices that come out of meat during cooking.


S2. Ans.(a) 
Sol. magnanimous- having or showing a generous and kind nature


S3. Ans.(c) 
Sol. intangible-not made of physical substance: not able to be touched: not tangible


S4. Ans.(b) 
Sol. importune-to ask (someone) for something or to do something in a repeated or annoying way


S5. Ans.(c) 
Sol. parlayed-to use or develop (something) to get something else that has greater value


S6. Ans.(a) 
Sol. decimated-to severely damage or destroy a large part of (something)


S7. Ans.(a) 
Sol. adaptation-the process of changing to fit some purpose or situation: the process of adapting


S8. Ans.(d) 
Sol. vacillation-  inability to take a stand:


S9. Ans.(c) 
Sol. verbose- using more words than are needed


S10. Ans.(a) 
Sol.  swift- moving or able to move very fast


S11. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  stoic- a person who accepts what happens without complaining or showing emotion


S12. Ans.(a) 
Sol.  overlap- to happen at the same time as something else


S13. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  debunk-to show that something (such as a belief or theory) is not true : to show the falseness of (a story, idea, statement, etc.)


S14. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  worthless-having no use, importance, or effect


S15. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  nonchalant- relaxed and calm in a way that shows that you do not care or are not worried about anything

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