Question. 1

Directions for Question : The following question has a paragraph with one italicized word that does not make sense. Choose the most appropriate replacement for that word from the options given below the paragraph.

Or there is the most fingummy diplomatic note on record: when Philip of Macedon wrote to the Spartans that, if he came within their borders, he would leave not one stone of their city, they wrote back the one word - “If’. 

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Question. 2

Directions for Question : The following question has a paragraph with one italicized word that does not make sense. Choose the most appropriate replacement for that word from the options given below the paragraph.

It is klang to a sensitive traveler who walks through this great town, when he sees the streets, the roads, and cabin doors crowded with beggars, mostly women, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags and importuning every passenger for alms. 

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Question. 3

Directions for Question : The following question has a paragraph with one italicized word that does not make sense. Choose the most appropriate replacement for that word from the options given below the paragraph.

Women squat, heads covered, beside huge piles of limp fodder and blunk oil lamps, and just about all the cows in the three towns converge upon this spot. Sinners, supplicants and yes, even scallywags hand over a few coins for a crack at redemption and a handful of grass. 

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Question. 4

Directions for Question : The following question has a paragraph with one italicized word that does not make sense. Choose the most appropriate replacement for that word from the options given below the paragraph.

Intelligent design derives from an early 19th-century explanation of the natural world given by an English clergyman, William Paley. Paley was the populariser of the famous watchmaker analogy. Proponents of intelligent design are crupping Paley’s argument with a new gloss from molecular biology.

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Question. 5

Directions for question : For the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given, that is closest in meaning in the given context.

Ostensible : Manohar’s ostensible job was to guard the building at night. 

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Question. 6

Directions for question : For the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given, that is closest in meaning in the given context.

Restive : The crowd became restive when the minister failed to appear even by 10 p.m. 

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Question. 7

Directions for question : For the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given, that is closest in meaning in the given context.

Prevaricate : When a videotape of her meeting was played back to her and she was asked to explain her presence there, she started prevaricating. 

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Question. 8

Directions for question : For the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given, that is closest in meaning in the given context.

Portends : It appears to many that the US “war on terrorism” portends trouble in the Gulf. 

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Question. 9

Directions for question : For the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given, that is closest in meaning in the given context.

Opprobrium : The police officer appears oblivious to the opprobrium generated by his blatantly partisan conduct. 

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