Fill in the Blanks Set – 33

Directions: In each of the following questions four statements with a blank in each are given. You have to choose a word from the given option that can fill all the blanks. Mark that option as your answer.

Q1. i. We were warned not to step out onto the ____ balcony
ii. Karen looked old and ____ despite her young age.
iii. Listening to his father’s ____ voice,Victor became overwhelmed with emotion.
iv. The woman was thin and ____ looking.
A) decrepit
B) slight
C) frail
D) delicate
E) puny

Answer & Explanation

 Option C 
i. Frail – infirm; ii. Frail – weak; iii. Frail – unclear; iv. Frail – crippled

Q2. i. the city will fix these ____ potholes soon.
ii. police corruption is ____ and should be addressed
iii. John’s ____ behavior is going to get him arrested one day.
iv. are you trying to sell me a car in such a ____ condition?
A) wretched
B) pitiful
C) terrible
D) distressing
E) deplorable

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
i. Deplorable – shabby; ii. Deplorable – dishonourable; iii. Deplorable – shameful; iv. Deplorable – awful 

Q3. i. The conservative ____ was upset about the healthcare law
ii. I want to break off and start my own ____ to oppose their policies.
iii. the country’s ruling ____ started killing off its political rivals
iv. he could come up with a peaceful way to end the violence between the rival gang ____.
A) gand
B) faction
C) team
D) sect
E) cabal

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
i. Faction – wing; ii. Faction – group; iii. Faction – section; iv. Faction – clique 

Q4. i. the government had to ____ the prohibition act.
ii. Janice’s boyfriend tried to ____ his marriage proposal!
iii. the judge had no choice but to ____ the trial verdict.
iv. the president did not ____ the policy.
A) nullify
B) reverse
C) void
D) rescind
E) vacate

Answer & Explanation

  Option D
i. Rescind – repeal; ii. Rescind – cancel; iii. Rescind – overrule; iv. Rescind – quash.

Q5. i. the priest will ___ a lifetime of blessings for the infant.
ii. the superhero had to ___ Mother Nature’s power
iii. The members of the tribe will ___ water from the gods
iv. you choose to ____ the powers of witchcraft
A) implement
B) invoke
C) supplicate
D) plead
E) implore

Answer & Explanation

  Option B
i. Invoke – call on; ii. Invoke – kindle; iii. Invoke – beg; iv. Invoke – beseech

Q6. i. I definitely have the right to ___ the poor efforts of my students.
ii.the dictator made a speech to ___ the actions of his enemies.
iii. How can you ___ the service at that restaurant?
iv. Management was quick to ___ the hard work done by the union representatives.
A) stigmatize
B) blmae
C) accuse
D) denounce
E) damn

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
i. Denounce – criticise; ii. Denounce – condemn; iii. Denounce – villify; iv. Denounce – discredit

Q7. i. The mother will always ___ her son.
ii. We expect visitors to ___ our country’s rules
iii. The parents try to ___ each other’s decisions.
iv. the judge decided to ___ the first judge’s decision
A) defend
B) back
C) uphold
D) promote
E) help

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
i. Uphold – endorse; ii. Uphold – strenthen; iii. Uphold – validate; iv. Uphold – sustain.

Q8. i. Mr. Lee will ___ over all the other cabinet members.
ii. the state attorney wanted someone else to ___ over the trial.
iii. Adam finally agreed to ___ over the book club
iv. the former election manager can no longer ___ over the board meetings
A) reclaim
B) deliver
C) regian
D) recoup
E) preside

Answer & Explanation

  Option E
i. Preside – to take the chair; ii. Preside – administer; iii. Preside – command; iv. Preside – supervise

Q9. i. the company was expected to ___ his or her emails
ii. the 7th grader failed to ___ her math homework from her locker.
iii. the dog would ___ his bone
iv. Karen was hoping to be able to ___ her deleted text messages
A) fetch
B) retrieve
C) obtain
D) deliver
E) recue

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
i. Retrieve – recover; ii. Retrieve – get back; iii. Retrieve – regain; iv. Retrieve – repossess

Q10. i. I ___ to track down the thief and report is whereabouts to the police.
ii. The terrorist did not ___ to blow himself up
iii. I ___ to ask her daughter out on a date
iv. I do not ___ to spend a lot of time discussing the details of the project
A) resolve
B) think
C) aim
D) intend
E) strive

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
i. Intend – aspire; ii. Intend – plan; iii. intend – hope; iv. Intend – mean

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