Sentence Completion Quiz For SSC Exams 2018-19: 18 January

SSC CGL,  SSC CPO, SSC Stenographer 2018 Exams are big opportunities to serve in a govt job and to live in clover. The Commission has already released exam dates for three SSC exams to be conducted in the month of January & February 2019 among which one major exam is SSC Stenographer Exam 2018, to be held from 5 to 7 February 2019. Also SSC CGL and CPO Exam dates can surprise you anytime soon. English Section carries a heavy weightage in SSC CPO & SSC Stenographer exams. Also SSC CGL is no exception. Consolidating the level, priorities and type of questions, Daily English Quiz on SSCADDA & ADDA247 App is a productive outcome of our experts’ efforts to sharpen your practice skills.

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Directions (1-15): Each of the following sentences has a black space and four words are given below it. Select the word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

Q1.  Robbers often act in __________ with the police.
(a) connection 
(b) co-ordination
(c) conformity
(d) collusion
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S1. Ans.(d)
Sol. Collusion: the act of doing something secret or illegal with another person, company, etc. in order to deceive people.
Hence option D is the apt choice.

Q2. The latest ____________ of how children are faring in schools in rural areas indicates there has been no dramatic improvement in learning outcomes.
(a) notion
(b) assessment
(c) law
(d) conjecture
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S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Notion: a conception of or belief about something.
Assessment: the process of considering all the information about a situation or a person and making a judgment.
Conjecture: an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
Hence option B is the apt choice.
Q3. The ____________ of the collegium system has once again been called into question.
(a) credibility
(b) mortality
(c) empathy
(d) mendacity
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S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Credibility: the quality of being trusted and believed in; reliability.
Mendacity: untruthfulness.
Hence option A is the apt choice.
Q4. The river overflowed its __________and flooded the area.
(a) limits
(b) edge
(c) bank
(d) fronts
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S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. Bank: the land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake.
Hence option C is the apt choice.
Q5. The strike in the paper mill has resulted in the ___________ loss.
(a) comprehensive 
(b) colossal
(c) commendable 
(d) outsize
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S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Colossal: (esp. of something bad) very great.
Hence option B is the apt choice.
Q6. The speaker pictured a __________ picture of hunger in parts of India. 
(a) chimerical 
(b) parsimonious
(c) somnolent
(d) poignant
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S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Poignant: evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
Hence option D is the apt choice.

Q7. The deeper ____________ is a profound disagreement among Americans on what their nation’s very soul stands for.
(a) anticipation
(b) felicity
(c) malaise
(d) lulz
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S7. Ans.(c) 
Sol. Malaise: an uncomfortable feeling that something is wrong, especially with society, and that you cannot change the situation.
Hence option C is the apt choice.
Q8. As a rule, I tend to avoid ___________ topics of conversation which might lead to arguments.
(a) contentious
(b) compliant
(c) tractable
(d) obliging
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S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Contentious: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Hence option A is the apt choice.

Q9.  There is a need for a coordinated approach to ________ southern Asia of malaria.
(a) bear
(b) rid
(c) sow
(d) hold
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S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. Rid: be freed or relieved of.
Hence option B is the apt choice.

Q10. The unruly behavior of the parliamentarians _____________ the speaker.
(a) incensed 
(b) estranged
(c) mitigated
(d) disparaged
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S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Incensed: very angry; enraged.
Estranged: (of a person) no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienated.
Disparaged: regard or represent as being of little worth.
Hence option A is the apt choice.

Q11. The High Court judge ____________ the orders passed by the district court.
(a) quashed 
(b) squashed
(c) killed 
(d) rented
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S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. Quashed: reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.
Squashed: crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape.
Hence option A is the correct choice.
Q12. The legislature of assembly was passed to punish brokers who __________ their client’s funds.
(a) devastated
(b) devoured
(c) emanated
(d) defalcated
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S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. Devour: means read quickly or eagerly.
Emanate: of a feeling’ issue or spread out.
Defalcate: embezzle (funds with which one has been entrusted).
Hence option D is the apt choice.

Q13. We have worked hard, and the short vacation will be a welcome __________.
(a) concede
(b) respite
(c) vagrant
(d) insipid
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S13. Ans.(b)
Sol. Respite: a short period of rest or a break from something.
Hence option B is the apt choice.

Q14. The government should appoint a panel of experts and __________ their advice on how to better technical education in India.
(a) interpret 
(b) seek
(c) enquire
(d) detect
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S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. Seek: attempt to find. 
Hence option B is the apt choice
Q15. The payment was ____________ delayed this time because some of the supporting documents for the claim were missing.
(a) unduly
(b) unjustifiably
(c) unforeseeably 
(d) unquestionably
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S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. Unduly: to an unwarranted degree; inordinately.
Unforeseeably: not able to be anticipated or predicted.
Hence option A is the apt choice.

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