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Directions (1-10): In each of the following sentences there is one blank space. Below the sentences there are five options to mark the answer denoted by a), b), c), d) and e) . Find one word that to be fitted in both the sentences I and II and another word that to fit in sentence III and to make it meaning fully complete.
i. The bank executive ________ the photographs pasted on form which I submitted.
ii. I am going to join the web designing course as I have _______ my future as a web designer.
iii. The decrease in the level of production is the ________ of implementation of poor technique of production.
a) scraped /consequence
b) contemplated / corollary
c) raked/ result
d) scratched /outcome
e) scuffed/ effect
i. I have _______ my hopes and expectations from selection committee as I could not perform well in the Performance Test Match.
ii. I _____ the spices in the curry by adding curd in it.
iii. “I am going to explain an _______ system of marketing research, please pay attention” said the trainer.
a) augmented/ complicated
b) tempered/ intricate
c) strengthened /obscure
d) levitated/ convoluted
e) soared /tortuous
i. The shareholders in the meeting _______ at my question about the final approval to my project.
ii. He ________ when I asked him about the reason behind his resignation.
iii. The speech of the principal gave the students a big _______ for the better performance.
a) confronted /boost
b) tackled/ encouragement
d) hedged / fillip
e) dealt with/support
i. They tried but could not play well and _______ in the championship.
ii. At the end of the second round, James _______ by three points.
iii. After an _________ dispute with the boss, both the employees of the HR division had been sacked.
a) slipped / congruent
b) dropped behind/ mellifluous
c) weakened /dulcet
d) trailed / acrimonious
e) failed /amiable
i. You will have to prove yourself to _______ your critics.
ii. Before beginning the last round of the game, Alex raised his voice to _______ the participants.
iii. I did not have __________ of the matter that is why did not participate in the discussion.
c) induce /knowledge
e) hush / cognizance
i. As per the reports, the government has sanctioned the fund to ________ the condition of distressed farmers.
ii. He has contributed a lot to _________ education standards in his home town.
iii. After returning from adventurous tour, my friends were in a state of _______ and told me about the places they visited and daring activities they performed.
a) rearrange /melancholy
c) ameliorate / euphoria
d) reform / despair
e) enrich/ gloom
i. “This is wonderful strategy and will definitely __________ the competitive pressures,” said the one of the divisional managers.
ii. Negative response from the famous music composure could not _________ his passion and craze for the music.
iii. “We could not play well due to hot ______ weather,” said the captain of the losing team.
a) foster /humid
b) mount /sticky
d) abate / muggy
e) augment /sultry
Yesterday, I did not get even ten minutes to ______ as I had to submit the monthly details of my branch.
He has completed his assignment and now going to watch TV and _____.
iii. “He is an ________ and will not be able to perform the duties of school captain,” one of the teachers suggested.
a) relax/ assiduous
b) unwind / indolent
c) lighten up/ conscientious
d) settle down/diligent
e)snuggle down / punctilious
i. After three months training sessions, Harry has ______ from awkward person into sophisticated business executive.
ii. After one hour, our discussion ________ into serious debate that is why, the MD ended the meeting.
iii. “This is an ______ to Mr. Mark and you will have to apologize to him,” father shouted at Joy.
a) changed /approbation
b) altered/ ovation
c) transformed/ acclamation
d) modified / commendation
e) mutated /affront
i. We have _________ the existing facilities so as to achieve the target.
ii. “This is the fake news, the workers in my factory are not being _________, ” said the owner of the factory to the reporters.
iii. “Tell me any ________reason for saying yes to the deal,” asked the boss.
a) synchronized /practical
b) managed /viable
c) employed / feasible
d) utilized / expected
e) exploit/ earthly
1) Answer: b)
The word “contemplate” has two meaning. These are “Look thoughtfully for a long time at / Think about” and second/third form of verb is “contemplated” so it is suitable for i and ii blanks. The meaning of “corollary” is “A direct or natural consequence or result” so it is suitable for iii blank.
2) Answer: b)
The meaning of “temper” is “to make something less strong, extreme, etc” and second/third form of verb is “tempered” so it is suitable for i and ii blank. The meaning of “intricate” is “Very complicated or detailed” so it is appropriate for the iii blank.
3) Answer: d)
The meaning of “hedge” is “Avoid making a definite statement or commitment” and second/third form of verb is “hedged” so it is suitable for i and ii blanks. The meaning of “fillip” is “Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity / encouragement” so it is suitable for the iii blank.
4) Answer: d)
The meaning of “trail” is “Be losing to an opponent in a game or contest / lose” and second/third form of verb is “trailed” so it is suitable for i and ii blanks. The meaning of “acrimonious” is “(typically of speech or discussion) angry and bitter” so it is suitable for the iii blank.
5) Answer: e)
The meaning of “hush” is “Make (someone) be quiet or stop talking” so it is suitable for i and ii blanks. The meaning of “cognizance” is “Knowledge or awareness” so it is suitable for iii blank.
6) Answer: c)
The meaning of word “ameliorate” is “Make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better” so it is suitable for i and ii blanks. The meaning of “euphoria” is “A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness” so it is suitable for the iii blank.
7) Answer: d)
The meaning of “abate” is “Make/become (something) less intense” and second/third form of verb is “abated” so it is suitable for i and ii blanks. The meaning of “muggy” is “(of the weather) unpleasantly warm and humid” so it is suitable for the iii blank.
8) Answer: b)
The meaning of “unwind” is “Relax after a period of work or tension” so it is suitable for i and ii blanks. The meaning of “indolent” is “Wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy” so it is suitable for the iii blank.
9) Answer: e)
The meaning of “mutate” is “to change from one thing or type of thing into another” and second/third form of verb is “mutated” so it is suitable for i and ii blanks. The meaning of “affront” is “An action or remark that causes outrage or offence / insult” so it is suitable for the iii blank.
10) Answer: e)
The word “exploit” has more than one meaning. These are “Make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource) / to use someone or something unfairly for your own advantage” and second/ third form of verb is “exploited” so it is suitable for i and ii blanks. The word “earthly” is used in questions or negatives to mean possible, so it is suitable for iii blank.
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|Topic||Daily Publishing Time|
|Daily News Papers & Editorials||8.00 AM|
|Current Affairs Quiz||9.00 AM|
|Current Affairs Quiz (Hindi)||9.30 AM|
|NIACL AO Prelims – Reasoning||10.00 AM|
|NIACL AO Prelims – Reasoning (Hindi)||10.30 AM|
|NIACL AO Prelims – Quantitative Aptitude||11.00 AM|
|NIACL AO Prelims – Quantitative Aptitude (Hindi)||11.30 AM|
|Vocabulary (Based on The Hindu)||12.00 PM|
|NIACL AO Prelims – English Language||1.00 PM|
|SSC Practice Questions (Reasoning/Quantitative aptitude)||2.00 PM|
|IBPS Clerk – GK Questions||3.00 PM|
|SSC Practice Questions (English/General Knowledge)||4.00 PM|
|Daily Current Affairs Updates||5.00 PM|
|SBI PO/IBPS Clerk Mains – Reasoning||6.00 PM|
|SBI PO/IBPS Clerk Mains – Quantitative Aptitude||7.00 PM|
|SBI PO/IBPS Clerk Mains – English Language||8.00 PM|