Fill in the Blanks Set – 31

Directions: Pick out the most appropriate pair of words to complete the given sentences.

Q1. Such caution _____ have been the ______ course to adopt during the 1960s, with a view to advance the larger common interest.
A) affluence, intrinsic
B) surplus, liminal
C) can, impractical
D) may, pragmatic
E) should, assistant

Answer & Explanation

  Option D
pragmatic  –  of or relating to a practical point of view or practical considerations         

Q2. The ____of the democratic will on the common institutional framework was in ____evidence in relation to developments in Myanmar.
A) allegation, stark
B) assertion, stark
C) confutation, brimming
D) censure, clothed
E) abnegation, bleak

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
assertion – declaration
stark – clear      

Q3. A familiar ____voice among commentators is that for all the ___meneal declarations issued during ASEAN annual summits
A) refrain, lofty
B) interactive, haughty
C) indulgence, menial
D) ingestion, obtrusive
E) assistance, haughty

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Refrain –    stop oneself from doing something.
Lofty – of a noble or elevated nature.

Q4. Stalking is not a mere ______ — it is a crime that requires ______ punishment
A) satisfaction, tardy
B) consolation, effective
C) conveyance, strong
D) coziness, brisk
E) annoyance, swift

Answer & Explanation

  Option E
swift –     happening quickly or promptly.

Q5. The recent incident of a woman being pursued at night by men in a car in Chandigarh is a reminder that neither law nor public ________ is a sufficient ____ to such crimes
A) aversion, catalyst
B) honor, option
C) approval, cause
D) odium, deterrent
E) repute, motivator

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
odium –    general or widespread hatred or disgust incurred by someone as a result of their actions.
deterrent –      a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.

Q6. The victim’s presence of mind to call the police in time ____ her pursuers’ designs, but not every woman may survive such an ____ in the same manner.
A) balked, ordeal
B) excelled, ordeal
C) foiled, ordeal
D) advanced, ordeal
E) succeeded, ordeal

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
ordeal –    a very unpleasant and prolonged experience,  nightmare, trauma     

Q7. A right to free expression for an individual about her,_____ for instance, is meaningless without actual availability of security that guarantees that private force cannot be used to ____ this right.
A) exploitation,  thwart
B) commercialization, facilitate
C) truthfullness, foster
D) honesty, block
E) expulsion, baffle

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
thwart –        prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.

Q8. A new regulatory ___ for groundwater, that provides for ___ use, is urgently needed
A) reign, equivocal
B) dynasty, unbiased
C) governance, unfair
D) regime, equitable
E) order, abrupt

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
equitable – equal, fair and impartial     

Q9. The Bill also builds on the decentralisation mandate that is already ____ in general legislation but has not been implemented effectively as far as groundwater is concerned and seeks to give _____ control over groundwater to local users.
A)  aggrandized, actual
B)  defiled, deemed
C) sullied, genuine
D) tainted, authorised
E) enshrined, regulatory

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
enshrine –  preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected.

Q10. For decades, policymakers behaved like the ____ ostrich because the ‘invisibility’ of falling groundwater tables made it ___ not to address the problem immediately.
A) proverbial, possible
B) proverbial, imaginable
C) proverbial, viable
D) proverbial, reasonable
E) proverbial, realizable


 Option A

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