Directions (1-15): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate and suitable word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four alternatives.
Q1. Though impulsive in her personal life, Edna was __________ in her work, producing several pages of complicated rhyme in a day.
Sol. Impulsive: acting suddenly without thinking carefully for the result.
Organized: arranged or planned in the way mentioned: able to plan your work.
Q2. It is very difficult for him to give up smoking as he is an __________ smoker.
Sol. Inveterate: always doing something and unlikely to stop.
Q3. At the time of his ____________to the Mughal throne, Akbar’s empire encompassed Kabul, Kandahar, Delhi and parts of Punjab.
Sol. Ascent: A rise to a higher social or professional rank.
Q4. In Homer’s work, Achilles is the Paragon of bravery; Odysseus __________ the shrewd man.
Sol. Exemplify: to be a typical example of something.
Q5. The boy was __________ of cheating in the examination.
Sol. Accused: A person who is charged with or on trial.
Hence, Option ‘b’ fits in the context
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Q6. I have no __________ motive in offering this advice.
Sol. Ulterior: existing beyond what is obvious or admitted, intentionally hidden.
Q7. Buy her some flowers, or ________ that, just send her a card.
(c) to fail in that
Sol. Option ‘d’ fits in the content.
Q8. By the government’s __________ some relief from raging price rise can happen anytime in the next six months.
Sol. Reckoning: the action or process of calculating or estimating something; estimation.
Q9. Government initiatives and participation of many industrial houses in __________ loans to the villagers have led to the betterment of the farmers.
Sol. Disburse: pay out (money from a fund)
Q10. The organization __________ to popularize Indian classical music among the youth which has lost touch with its cultural roots.
Sol. Endeavour: try hard to do or achieve something.
Q11. Hema quickly __________ the career ladder and is now the youngest managing director, the company has ever appointed.
Sol. Option ‘b’ fits in the context.
Q12. For such a __________ task, there should be some special task force.
Sol. Gigantic: of very great extent; huge or enormous.
Q13. His __________ attitude is the root cause of most of his problems.
Sol. Inflexible: unwilling to change or compromise; stiff.
Q14. Though the country has __________ free medical service for the poor, it is inadequate.
Sol. Institute: Introduce or establish (a scheme, undertaking, or policy).
Q15. Public announcements of __________ by the Government is considered as breaches of code of conduct during the pre-election period.
Sol. Manifest: show (a quality or feeling) by one’s acts or appearance; demonstrate.