Directions (1-5): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement.
While the rupee is not alone among BRICS currencies to have (1)……….. against the dollar this year, with both the Brazilian real and the Russian rouble (2)…………. value, it remains particularly (3)…………. to mounting oil costs given the economy’s (4)………… high dependence on crude imports to (5)……… energy needs.
Directions (6-10): In each of the following sentence, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence, there are five options and each blank is to be filled with the same word given below to make the sentence correct. Fill up the sentences with the correct word.
Q6. (I) Near the centre of the park is Mud ………….., a circular crater about 40 ft.
(II) Rictiovarus in disgust cast himself into the fire, or the …………… of boiling tar, from which they had emerged refreshed.
Q7. (I) The …………. of the various kinds of snakes acts differently.
(II) ………….. replaced saliva and his jaw began to ache.
Q8. (I) Another simple apparatus is a large vertical pipe or shoot in which sloping …………. plates or shelves are placed at intervals.
(II) His speeches carry us but a little way beyond the mental range, his novels rather ………….. than instruct.
Q9. (I) His concept of …………… appeal just can’t be based on numbers.
(II) I have an …………… appreciation of John’s looks, personal style and creativity.
Q10. (I) After a calm and _________ discussion, the two parties reached a mutually beneficial agreement.
(II) Despite their differences in opinion, the coworkers maintained an ________ working relationship, always willing to help each other when needed
Sol. depreciated means to lessen in price or estimated value. And here, we are talking about the currencies. Thus, depreciated is the best suited alternative.
Sol. losing is the only option that goes with the context of the value of the Brazilian and Russian currencies in the given statement.
Sol. vulnerable is the one who/which is most likely to expose to the dangers. Hence, this best suits the context as the mounting of oil costs have been talked about that obviously reflects the negative tone of the given passage.
Sol. extremely means to the highest or extreme degree which states the extreme dependence on the crude oil.
Sol. meet is the only option that best suits the context.
Sol. cauldron– a large bowl-shaped pot
Sol. venom– poison
Sol. baffle– to deceive or to confuse
Sol. aesthetic– concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance
Sol. amicable– friendly