Sentence completion vocab 2

Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate words or words from among the options given below.


Set 5

Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate words or words from among the options given below.
1.The thought of ……….. his weaker and more pitiable companion never perhaps ……… to him.

(a) leaving, struck
(b) abandoning, came
(c) discarding, flashed
(d) deserting, owned
2.At midnight the storm ………. the rolling clouds parted and the stars ………. keenly above the sleeping camp.

(a) ceased, twinkled
(b) stopped, appeared
(c) abated, glittered
(d) continued, shined
3.In situation like the one emerging in Southern Afghanistan, America’s present strategy is highly ………… to succeed.

(a) impractical
(b) illustrious
(c) unlikely
(d) impossible
4.Some paleontologists debate whether the diversity of species has ………….. since the cambrian period, or whether imperfections in the fossil record only suggest greater diversity today, while in actuality there has been either ……. of decreased diversity.

(a) changed, escalation
(b) increased, stasis
(c) expanded, discontinuity
(d) declined, reduction
5.





6.





7.Biological clocks are of ……………… adaptive value to animals since it ………. nervous and physiological functions of the body.

(a) immense, assumes
(b) great, regulates
(c) ultimate, created
(d) high, engulfs
8.





9.The two artists …………. markedly in their temperaments, one was reserved and courteous, the other ……… and boastful.

(a) changed, irritable
(b) similar, jovial
(c) differed, rude
(d) appeared, funny
10.





Answer
1. A2. A
3. C4. B
5. C6. B
7. B8. D
9. C10. A

Set 6

Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate words or words from among the options given below.
1.The water transport project on the West Coast is …………. to get a shot in the arm with a new plan in which the Road Development Corporation will build the infrastructure and ………. a private party to operate the services.

(a) scheduled, let
(b) verge, permit
(c) set, sanctions
(d) slated, allow
2.





3.The flood of brilliant ideas has not only ………. us, but has also encouraged us to ……  the last date for submission of entries.

(a) overwhelmed, extend
(b) enjoyed, stretch
(c) dismayed, decide
(d) scared, scrap
4.





5.The high cutoff marks this year have ………. college admission-seekers to either …….. for lesser known colleges or change their subject preferences.

(a) cajoled, ask
(b) pressured, sit
(c) forced, settle
(d) strained, compromise
6.





7.Water-borne diseases are the most ……………. causes of infant deaths  …….  the world.

(a) rare, according
(b) regular, at
(c) related, across
(d) common, throughout
8.If there is nothing to absorb the energy of sound waves, they travel on ……… , but their intensity  ……… as they travel further from their source.

(a) everlasting, decreases
(b) always, improves
(c) forever, inclines
(d) steadily, deflates
9.





10.The move to allow dumping of mercury …………. an outcry from residents of the area who ……………… that high levels of mercury will  affect their health and destroy ecologically sensitive forest area.

(a) resulted, insist
(b) provoked, fear
(c) incited, determined
(d) activated, accept
Answer
1.D2.B
3.A4.D
5.C6.B
7.D8.D
9.C10.B

1.
This is not the first time that the management has done some…………
(a) tough talk
(b) tough talking
(c) firm talk
(d) firm taking





2.In India the talent is prodigious, and it increase ………………

(a) each year
(b) year by year
(c) annually
(d) progressively
3.The present constitution will see ………… amendments but its basic structure will survive.

(a) much more
(b) many more
(c) too many more
(d) quite a few more
4.





5.Education is central because electronic networks and software driven technologies are beginning to …………… the economy barriers between nations.

(a) breakdown
(b) break
(c) crumble
(d) dismantle
6.Nordisk has recently ……………… a product called Glucometer.

(a) started
(b) commissioned
(c) launched
(d) begun
7.I had already published a novel and it was an unexpected success. I thought my ………….

(a) days were up
(b) chances were good
(c) lady luck was happy
(d) fortune was made
8.The neighbor grabbed the boy, and rolled him on the road to ……………… the flames.

(a) smother
(b) kill
(c) burn out
(d) fizz out
9.Sam asked me to keep his secret ……………

(a) secret
(b) in myself
(c) amongst us
(d) between us
10Sometimes the greatest inventions …………… and idea of starting simplicity.

(a) stumbles upon
(b) hinge upon
(c) starves without
(d) lacks
Answer
1.(B) tough talking2.(B) year by year
3.(B) many more4.(A) more crucial than ever
5.(A) breakdown6.(C) launched
7.(D) fortune was made8.(A) smother
9.(D) between us10.(B) hinge upon

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