Q1. Many women in developing countries experience a cycle of poor health that __________ before they are born.
Sol. Here, begins is the right usage.
Originate: to happen or appear for the first time in a particular place or situation.
Q2. Radium __________ rays that blind the eyes.
(a) gives away
(b) gives over
(c) gives up
(d) gives off
Sol. give off: to produce something such as a smell, heat, light etc.
give away: to tell information or facts that you should keep secret
give over: to tell somebody to stop doing something
give up: to stop trying to do something.
Hence, ‘gives off’ is the right option.
Q3. The three brothers formed a little __________ within the family.
Sol. Coterie: a small group of people who have the same interests and do things together but do not like to include others. Hence, coterie is the right usage.
Q4. She heard the __________ of the hinges.
Sol. creaking: a sound that is sometimes made by a door when it opens or shuts.
crashing: a loud noise made by something falling or breaking
rattling: a series of short loud sounds eg. rattling cups and saucers in kitchen.
rustling: soft rustling of leaves.
Hence, creaking is the right usage.
Q5. That car is throwing __________ a lot of smoke.
Sol. Throw out: to produce smoke, heat, light etc.
Hence, ‘Throw out’ is the right usage.
Q6. We must __________ help to the people hit by the cyclone.
Sol. render: to give help to somebody.
Hence, render is the right usage.
Q7. When a person among the audience asked whether it would be October 20, the actor __________ he would decide the year.
Sol. Quip: to make a clever or witty remark or comment; a sharp, sarcastic remark.
Q8. The centre has its policies for the agriculture sector, under which we provide interest __________ and other support.
Sol. Subvention: a grant of money, as by a government or some other authority; in aid or support of some institution or undertaking.
Q9. The company decided to __________ the old policies, in order to increase its revenue.
(a) rope in
Sol. Tweak: A fine adjustment to a mechanism or system.
Rope in: To persuade, entice or enlist someone to do or participate in something.
Q10. New Year’s resolutions typically include the __________ of alcohol.
Sol. Repudiate: Refuse to accept.
Exigency: An urgent need or demand/something that is necessary in a particular situation.
Q11. That author writes with __________ about his experiences.
Sol. Candour: The quality of being open and honest.
Penury: The state of being very poor.
Stupefaction: The state of being stupefied or stunned.
Q12. The police were called to the party when John’s drunken __________ became violent.
Sol. Caper: An illicit/ridiculous activity or escapade.
Appellation: A name or title.
Q13. In earlier times, Kings used to __________ their Kingdom in disguise.
Sol. Stroll: walk in a leisurely way.
Q14. The batsman __________ his career in a splendid way.
(b) set off
(d) set down
Sol. Set off: Begin a journey.
Q15. That place is an __________ of multicultural Britain.
Sol. Exemplar: A thing serving as a typical or implicit example; appropriate model.