Fill in the Blanks Set – 22

Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate word to form a meaningful sentence.

Q1. The students gave a convincing ______ for doing their presentations in ______ rather than individually.
A) clash, support
B) argument, groups
C) brush, team
D) agreement, team
E) dispute, support

Answer & Explanation

 Option B

Q2. The dishonest lender’s ______ caused hundreds of people to lose their homes when they _____ to meet the high interest payments.
A) exploitation, supported
B) stealing, regretted
C) dishonesty, accomplished
D) corruption, prepared
E) usury, failed

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
Explanation
: usury- the act of lending money at ridiculously excessive rates of interest

Q3. Some swear by the semi-divine ____ of her work, while others point out that not all her actions are above ______.
A) temperament, herself
B) nature, criticism
C) consciousness, dignity
D) character, judgment
E) scale, answer

Answer & Explanation

 Option B

Q4. Even if a man is found ___ by a court, he has an ___ to a higher court.
A) guilty, appeal
B) convicted, onus
C) wanting, office
D) derelict, attitude
E) safe, accident

Answer & Explanation

 Option A

Q5. He was initially _____ at the suggestion but was soon ____ it himself.
A) frowning, rejecting
B) thrilled, propagating
C) shocked, advocating
D) impressed, negating
E) suspicious, trusting

Answer & Explanation

 Option C

Q6. The Prime Minister felt that the ___ made by the Committee was _____ even though similar schemes had worked earlier.
A) election, acceptable
B) choice, profitable
C) decision, gainful
D) recommendation, infeasible
E) acceptance, approved

Answer & Explanation

 Option D

Q7. Sakshi was not ____ by the criticism and paid no _____ even when her best friend talked against her
A) threatened, warning
B) troubled, mind
C) deterred, heed
D) bothered, attention
E) shaken, indication

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation
: Both C) and D) have very close meaning. You are bothered with/about something; and deterred by it. Note the use of preposition.

Q8. The activities of the association have ____ from the ____ objectives set for it in the initial years.
A) emerged, total
B) deviated, original
C) grown, simple
D) details, grand
E) increase, perverse

Answer

 Option B

Q9. The foolish waste all their mental and spiritual energy in _____ – foolish chatter of selfish argument, not to _____ wasteful physical excesses.
A) triviality, speak of
B) frivolity, mention
C) gossip, tell
D) obscurity, say
E) insipidity, expatiate

Answer

 Option B

Q10. It hurt my pride to be forced to ___ a person who always insulted me; nevertheless, I tried to ____ him.
A) rebuke, condign
B) respect, avenge
C) propitiate, conciliate
D) repudiate, evaluate
E) intimate, redeem

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation
: I fA propitiates B, A stops B being angry or impatient by doing something to please B. If A conciliates B, A tries to end a disagreement with B.

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