Fill in the Blanks Set – 40

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. He was met by a __ of noisy, angry youths.
ii. The British feel no compunction about ushering the gentry into the coach and packing the __ off to debtor’s prison.
iii. We arrived at the grounds after following a __ of butterflies.
iv. Tourists __ to the picturesque village.
A) hearth
B) gentry
C) cream
D) rabble
E) society

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
 i- a disorderly crowd
ii-ordinary people
iii-a large group of butterflies
iv- present in large number

Q2. i. You and all the others like you are __.
ii. Some calls were vitriolic, accusing us of publishing pornography and __.
iii. Stagnant pools of __ are scattered all over this area.
iv. The windows were thick with __.
A) celibacy
B) filth
C) fastidious
D) cohorent
E) dirty

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
:i- corrupted
ii- obscene and offensive language or printed material.
iii- mire
iv- dirt ingrained on the surface of something.

Q3. i.  The building has been lovingly __.
ii. The effort to __ him to office isn’t working.
iii. The government __ confidence in the housing market.
iv. The steering box was recently __.
A) cured
B) disrupted
C) moved
D) restored
E) desolate

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation: i- 
repair or renovate; ii- return to a former condition; iii- bring back or re-establish; iv- take apart

Q4. i. The debate has become __by conflicting ideological perspectives.
ii. None of this should __ the skill and perseverance of the workers.
iii. Grey clouds __ the sun.
iv. His origins and parentage are __.
A) obscured
B) cloaked
C) brightened
D) lambent
E) amplified

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Explanation: i- 
make unclear and difficult to understand; ii- keep from being known; iii- keep from being seen; iv- uncertain

Q5. i. A good __walk is good for health.
ii. She adopted a __, businesslike tone.
iii. The sea was shimmering and heaving beneath the __ breeze.
iv. The archers played a ___ part in the victory.
A) animated
B) laggard
C) indolent
D) brisk
E) lethargic

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
 i active and energetic; ii- showing a wish to deal with things quickly; iii- cold but pleasantly invigorating; iv- settling an issue

Q6. i. Firemen were soaking everything to __ the blaze.
ii. Hope is __ little by little.
iii. A look which would have __ any man.
iv. Rights of common pasture were __.
A) kindled
B) quench
C) extinguished
D) erected
E) made

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
I- cause to cease to burn; ii- destroy; iii- subdue or reduce (someone) to silence; iv- render (a right or obligation) void.

Q7. i. Her upper lip curled in __.
ii. He __ his patients as an inferior rabble.
iii. She remained standing, pointedly __ his invitation to sit down.
iv. I asked her to be my wife, and was __ in no uncertain terms.
A) scrutinize
B) approve
C) disdain
D) ignore
E) spurn

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
 contempt; ii- consider to be unworthy of one’s consideration; iii- refuse to do (something) from feelings of pride or superiority;

Q8. i. They described the outbreak of violence in the area as an __.
ii. Color __ lead to misunderstanding.
iii. The experience might have been no more than a temporary __ of an exhausted mind.
iv. Shelley’s angry retort was an __from her normally quiet demeanor.
A) delusion
B) oddity
C) ordinary
D) connote
E) aberration

Answer & Explanation

 Option E
 I- anamoly ; ii- disorder; iii- vagary; iv- not typical

Q9. i. A proposal to __temporarily the right to strike.
ii. We believe the board __ its responsibilities to its shareholders.
iii. You cannot __ anyone’s right to free speech!
iv. Our city needs to __ outdated laws.
A) void
B) ratify
C) abrogate
D) allow
E) authorize

Answer & Explanation

  Option C
 i- repeal or do away with ; ii- evade (a responsibility or duty) ; iii- ; iv-

Q10. i. His theory __ a rotatory movement for hurricanes.
ii. The chapter was then allowed to postulate the bishop of Bath.
iii. Perhaps the __ of Babylonian influence on Greek astronomy is incorrect.
iv. The best economists in the world are working to __ an idea that will revive international finances.
A) guess
B) obviate
C) postulate
D) calculate
E) posit


 Option C

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