Direction (1-10): Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
Q1. It’s kind of __________that they found oil in North East of India.
Q2. The old man has lost his memory. He is suffering from ______.
Q3. One of them would keep a look-out on the road behind to warn us _______ approaching vehicles.
Q4. The situation at Abu Simbel was one of the most ___________ examples of discrimination we have seen.
Q5. For a long time he could not reconcile himself ________ the idea that he was one of those same retired Moscow gentlemen-in-waiting he had so despised seven years before.
Q6. I’m _________ my savings until I find a job.
(a) looking about
(b) living off
(c) letting up
(d) looking on
Q7. The author wrote a __________ novel which caused a great deal of unrest.
Q8. Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation in order to curb the use of black money, a _________ theme in public discourse has been the use of such unaccounted wealth in financing political parties.
Q9. Let us take him upon his word. I see no room for any………in the matter.
Q10. The top-ranking manager _________ his success in the profession to his managing director’s guidance.
Sol. Remarkable: worthy of attention; striking.
Sol. Warn a person of possible danger or a potential problem.
Warn a person against a fault.
Hence out of all four prepositions in options, ‘of’ is the correct choice.
Sol. Gregarious: (of a person) fond of company; sociable.
Gratuitous: done without good reason; uncalled for.
Egregious: outstandingly bad; shocking.
Garrulous: full of trivial conversation.
Sol. Reconcile ‘to’ situation.
Reconcile ‘with’ an opponent.
Sol. Look about: to try to locate someone or something.
Live off: to survive or provide for one’s needs by benefiting from someone or something.
Let up: (of something undesirable) become less intense.
Look on: watch without getting involved.
Sol. Scrupulous: very concerned to avoid doing wrong.
Sinuous: having many curves and turns.
Gracious: courteous, kind, and pleasant, especially towards someone of lower social status.
Contentious: causing or likely to cause an argument.
S8. Ans. (c)
Sol. Recurring: occur again periodically or repeatedly.
Impish: inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun; mischievous.
Hence, “a recurring theme” goes with the context.
S9. Ans. (a)
Sol. Duplicity-double dealing, deception
Prod: a poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object.
Hence option (a) is the correct choice.
S10. Ans. (b)
Sol. Attributes means regard something as being caused by.