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Q 1. The flash of the torch.....a cobra.

A

exposed

B

displayed

C

disclosed

revealed

Explanation

revealed (Verb) : caused to be seen ; shown exposed (Verb) : made visible Here, revealed is the right usage.

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Q 2. He.....himself a stiff drink before making his statement to the police officer.

A

threw

poured

C

filled

D

sipped

Explanation

poured (Verb) : served a drink
Here, poured is the right usage.

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Q 3. It was his...that led him to penury.

A

flamboyance

B

arrogance

extravagance

D

ebullience

Explanation

extravagance (Noun) : the habit of spending more money than you can afford or than is necessary penury (Noun) : poverty flamboyance (Noun) : showiness arrogance (Noun) : overbearing pride ebullience (Noun) :the quality of being full of confidence, energy and good humour
Here, extravagance is the right usage.

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Q 4. Gita was known to be a.....so nobody entrusted any important work to her.

A

joker

B

worker

C

shocker

shirker

Explanation

shirker (Noun) : a person who avoids doing something he should do, especially because he is too lazy
Here, shirker is the right usage.

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Q 5. The statue was so.......that people stared at it in horror.

grotesque

B

exquisite

C

beatific

D

cumbersome

Explanation

grotesque (Adj.) : extremely ugly in a strange way that is often frightening
exquisite (Adj.) : extremely beautiful or carefully made
beatific (Adj.) : showing great joy and peace
cumbersome (Adj.) : large and heavy
Here, grotesque is the right usage.

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Q 6. He was caught red-handed and could not........the charges.

refute

B

refuse

C

rebuke

D

revoke

Explanation

refute (Verb) :to prove that something is wrong
rebuke (Verb) :to speak in an angry and critical way
revoke (Verb) : to cancel something officially so that it may no longer be valid.
Here, refute is the right usage.

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Q 7. Unhappy about the treatment meted out to her, Shanti....... demanded justice.

A

sumptuously

B

voraciously

C

spasmodically

vociferously

Explanation

vociferously (Adv.) : in a loud and confident manner
meted out (Phr.V) : gave a punishment
voraciously (Adv.) : in a way that involves eating or wanting a large amount of food
spasmodically (Adv.) : not regularly or continuously
Here, vociferously is the right usage.

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Q 8. The police sprayed tear gas........on the protesters.

A

indirectly

B

intensively

C

indifferently

indiscriminately

Explanation

indiscriminately (Adv.) : without thinking about the results of the action, especially when this causes people to be harmed
Here, indiscriminately is the right usage.

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Q 9. We are happy to...the receipt of your order No 4071 dated 13.3.96.

A

admit

B

accept

acknowledge

D

respond

Explanation

acknowledge (Verb) : to tell somebody that you have received something that he sent to you
accept (Verb) : to take willingly Here, acknowledge is the right usage.

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Q 10. All jobs are respectable...of their nature.

A

irrelevant

B

immaterial

C

irresponsible

irrespective

Explanation

irrespective of (Prep.) : without considering something or being influenced by it ; regardless of
Here, irrespective is the right usage.

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Q 11. The lame boy tried to climb up the staircase without ........ help.

A

little

any

C

some

D

many

Explanation

any (Det.) : used with Uncountable Plural Nouns in Negative Sentences Here, any is the right usage.

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Q 12. Each school has its own set of rules .........all good pupils should follow them.

A

but

B

or

C

so

and

Explanation

and (Conj.) : used for joining words or a group of words or independent clauses without a contrast
Here, and is the right usage.

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Q 13. Only one of the boys ...not done the home-work given yesterday.

A

have

has

C

can

D

could

Explanation

Only one of the boys (Subject) is Singular. It will agree with a Singular Verb. So, has will be used. Here, has is the right usage.

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Q 14. Hopes of a settlement depends on the ........of the discussion.

A

findings

outcome

C

break through

D

resolutions

Explanation

outcome (Noun) : the result or effect of an action or event. Here, outcome is the right usage.

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Q 15. We must avail ourselves.....every opportunity that comes......our way.

of ; in

B

on ; in

C

against ; for

D

to ; to

Explanation

avail (Verb) : to make use avail goes with Prep. of
avail of : to make use of
Here, of ;in - is the right usage.

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Q 16. It is time we ....with determination.

A

act

acted

C

have acted

D

will act

Explanation

This structure uses a Past Tense form to talk about the Present or Future. So, acted is the right usage.

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Q 17. When the thief entered the house, the inmates .....in the hall.

A

were slept

were sleeping

C

slept

D

had been sleeping

Explanation

The action is showing aPast Progressive Tense. So, were sleeping is the right usage.

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Q 18. 700 men worked for 10 years to........the Borobudur temple in Java to its former glory.

restore

B

give

C

create

D

revive

Explanation

restore (Verb) : to bring back to former position, place or condition
revive (Verb) : to make something start being used or done again
Here, restore is the right usage.

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Q 19. The thief explained how he....from the jail.

A

escapes

had escaped

C

escaped

D

has escaped

Explanation

The sentence is in Indirect Speech showing Past time. So, Past Perfect Tense will be used. Here, had escaped is the right usage.

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Q 20. He held ..... to the books passionately.

on

B

in

C

off

D

away

Explanation

hold on to something (Idiom) : to maintain a grip on something Here, on is the right usage.

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Q 21. They did not know where they....from.

had come

B

have come

C

has come

D

come

Explanation

The sentence is in Indirect Speech showing Past Time. So, Past Perfect Tense will be used Here, had come is the right usage.

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Q 22. There is only one member who has not paid his ........ and he has promised to pay before the end of this month.

A

remittance

B

honorarium

subscription

D

allowance

Explanation

remittance (Noun) : payment made for something
honorarium (Noun) : a payment made for somebody's professional services
subscription (Noun) : a fee that you pay regularly to belong to or support an organisation
allowance (Noun) : an amount of money that is given to someone regularly
Here, subscription is the right usage.