Directions (1-5): Each question below has two blanks. There are five pairs of words below the sentence. Each pair is lettered. Choose the pair of words which can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same order so as to complete the sentences meaningfully.
Q1. The inscriptions are _________________________ with complimentary titles and _________________________ sentiments and are finely enameled in the purplish gray background characteristic of wares made for the personality.
(a) parsimonious, equivocal
(b) auspicious, laudatory
(c) replete, laudatory
(d) replete, auspicious
(e) equivocal, parsimonious
Q2. The results _________________________ that statins could help _________________________ rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases.
(a) treat, concede
(b) betray, energize
(c) enervate, concede
(d) betray, imply
(e) imply, treat
Q3. Mr. Sinha is of the view that it is not appropriate to _________________________ a verdict of acquittal for the _________________________.
(a) proliferate, felony
(b) propitiate, probable
(c) substitute, probity
(d) substitute, conviction
(e) profane, probity
Q4. The major difference is that poor little Johnny is _________________________ for appalling behavior and Bob is _________________________ to sainthood status.
(a) excoriate, elevated
(b) elevate, testified
(c) testify, exfoliated
(d) extol, expurgated
(e) expurgate, elevated
Q5. The talk among the crowd was _________________________ and friendly, and when the guests of honour came into sight, the women would _________________________ and hug them, and the men would shake their hands in congratulation.
(a) nebulous, mortify
(b) narcissistic, indict
(c) genial, indict
(d) narcissist, amplify
(e) genial, shriek
S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. Replete [adjective] means ‘filled or well-supplied with something’;
Laudatory [adjective] means ‘(of speech or writing) expressing praise and commendation’;
Parsimonious [adjective] means ‘extremely frugal; miserly’;
Equivocal [adjective] means ‘confusing or ambiguous’;
Auspicious [adjective] means ‘favourable, the opposite of sinister’;
Inscriptions are filled with complimentary and commendation sentiments is a meaningful notion.
Among the given options, ‘replete’ and ‘laudatory’ provide the correct context to the blanks.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.
S2. Ans. (e)
Sol. Imply [verb] means ‘indicate the truth or existence of (something) by suggestion rather than explicit reference’;
Treat [verb] means ‘give medical care or attention to; try to heal or cure’;
Betray [verb] means ‘to reveal or make known something, usually unintentionally’;
Enervate [verb] means ‘to sap energy from’;
Concede [verb] means ‘acknowledge defeat’;
‘Arthritis’ and auto-immune diseases are something which could be helped to be treated.
Among the given options, ‘imply’ and ‘treat’ correctly provide the correct context to the blanks. Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.
S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. Substitute [verb] means ‘use or add in place of’; ‘replace (someone or something) with another’;
Conviction [noun] means ‘a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence’;
Proliferate [verb] means ‘increase rapidly in number; multiply’;
Propitiate [verb] means ‘win or regain the favour of (a god, spirit, or person) by doing something that pleases them’;
Probity [noun] means ‘the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency’;
Felony [noun] means ‘a crime regarded in the US and many other judicial systems as more serious than a misdemeanor’;
Profane:treat (something sacred) with irreverence or disrespect.
Mr. Sinha is of the view that it is not appropriate to substitute a verdict of acquittal for the conviction.
Among the given options, ‘substitute’ and ‘conviction’ provides the correct context to the blanks. Hence, option (d) is the correct answer.
S4. Ans. (a)
Sol. The sentence is illustrating difference. Someone should be criticized for appalling behavior. Because, the sentence is illustrating contrast, so if one is criticized for showing appalling behavior, the other should be elevated to sainthood status.
Among the given words, ‘excoriated’ and ‘elevated’ provide the correct context to the blanks.
Excoriate [verb] means ‘criticize (someone) severely’;
Elevate [verb] means ‘raise or life (something) to a higher position’;
Extricate [verb] means ‘free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty’;
Expurgate [verb] means ‘remove matter thought to be objectionable or unsuitable from (a text or account)’;
Exfoliated:be shed from a surface in scales or layers.
Extol: praise enthusiastically.
Testify [verb] means ‘give evidence as a witness in a law court’;
Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.
S5. Ans. (e)
Sol. Genial [adjective] means ‘friendly and cheerful’;
Shriek [verb] means ‘utter a high-pitched piercing sound or words, especially as an expression of terror, pain, or excitement’;
Narcissistic [adjective] means ‘having or showing an excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance’;
Nebulous [adjective] means ‘in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy’;
Mortify [verb] means ‘cause (someone) to feel very embarrassed or ashamed’;
Indict [verb] means ‘formally accuse of or charge with a crime’;
The hint for the first blank can be derived from the fact that ‘friendly’ is connected with the blank through ‘and’. So, the word filling the first blank should have a complimentary meaning to ‘friendly’.
Among the given options, ‘genial’ is a correct word to fill the blank.
Similarly, the hint for the second blank can be derived from the fact that ‘hug’ is connectedwith the blank through ‘and’. So, the word fillingthe second blank can be connected to a physical display of emotion related to ‘hug’ such as shrieking.
Among the given options, ‘shriek’ is a correct word to fill the blank.
So, ‘genial’ and ‘shriek’ are the correct words which would fill the blanks.
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.