Fill in the Blanks Set – 36

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

Q1. Noteworthy is the___ in the demand for industrial robots, at an annual rate of 9% since 2011, making the upgradation of human skills ___upon corporations and governments alike.
A) dispatch, beseeching
B) expedition, beg
C) acceleration, imperative
D) deferral, conjure
E) Hinderance, mendicant

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
acceleration= increase in speed/rate; imperative = of vital importance
Expedition = promptness; dispatch = deal quickly

Q2. The growth in international migration by as much as 50% since 1990 and the rise of xenophobia in many parts of the world ___the dangers from the lopsided ___of the current phase of globalisation.
A) cloud, lam
B) obscure, orbited
C) dupe, voyage
D) illustrate, trajectory
E) rebut, trach

Answer & Explanation

  Option D
illustrate = explains with example; trajectory = path followed by an object

Q3. On Tuesday, the constitutional vision, under siege for much of India’s journey as a democratic republic, came within a ___of ___at the hands of the Supreme Court.
A) barber, destruction
B) whisker, destruction
C) editor, destruction
D) floffer, destruction
E) fisker, destruction

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
whisker = very small amount; destruction = breaking up

Q4. Had the Chief Justice managed to ___one other judge to sign on to his judgment, we would have found ourselves living under a Constitution that sanctions the complete ___of the individual to the claims of her religious community.
A) arouse, plunge
B) manage, inundation
C) prohibit, dive
D) stifle, settling
E) persuade, submergence

Answer & Explanation

  Option E
persuade = induce to do something through reasoning or argument; submergence = to sink or plunge under water or beneath the surface of any enveloping medium.

Q5. By holding that the 1937 Act ___all Muslim personal law, Justice Nariman ___the need for reconsidering this longstanding position, even as he doubted its correctness in a brief, illuminating paragraph.
A) enciphered, precluded
B) redacted, demanded
C) codified, obviated
D) systemized, asked
E) scripted, involved

Answer & Explanation

  Option C
codified = arrange into a systematic order; obviate = remove a need or difficulty

Q6. Not only did the ___opinion privilege community claims over individual constitutional rights, it also ___the freedom of religion with personal law, thereby advancing a position where religion could become the arbiter of individuals’ civil status and civil rights.
A) protesting,  related
B) according, unionized
C) acceding, combined
D) accommodative, fluxed
E) dissenting, conflated

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
dissenting = hold or express opinions that are at variance with those commonly held; conflated = combine into one

Q7. I believe it is important to try to ___the logic of the minute from other perspectives as well, without thereby excusing its ___power claims and the cunning of British imperial politics.
A) fasten, egregious
B) contract, egregious
C) snarl, egregious
D) unravel, egregious
E) puzzle, egregious

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
unravel = investigate and explain; egregious = outstandingly bad

Q8. Nepal-India relations have been ___for decades, but the two Modi visits did not help ___them.
A) glassy, fix
B) propionate, correct
C) justified, mend
D) adhered, restore
E) uneven, repair


 Option E

Q9. The government must cease to be a ___litigant, and ___power should be made use to reduce the grievance of the future litigant.
A) necessary, immense
B) compulsive, executive
C) important, terrific
D) logical,terrible
E) ideal, amazing


  Option B

Q10. NLP had a lot of laudable ___ and there was nothing to disagree___.
A) commitments, to
B) comments, for
C) assertions, off
D) statements, with
E) declarations, of

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
statements = clear expression of sth; 

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