Selecting Words


Direction: Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.

  1. The numbers __________ by the legitimate online music service providers indicate that a growing number of users are __________ to buy music.









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    others do not fit
    The correct word is given as :-
    touted, willing

    Correct Option: D

    As we can say that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    The numbers touted by the legitimate online music service providers indicate that a growing number of users are willing to buy music.


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









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    The correct word is given as :-
    overwhelmed - extend

    Correct Option: A

    overwhelmed - extend
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    The flood of brilliant ideas has not only overwhelmed us, but has also encouraged us to extend the last date for submission of entries.



  1. _________ of illiteracy from a nation that is set to become the most populated in the world is by no ________easy.









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    As we can say that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    Eradication, means

    Correct Option: D

    As we can say that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    Eradication of illiteracy from a nation that is set to become the most populated in the world is by no means easy.


  1. When we call others dogmatic, what we really object to is ___________ .









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    Dogmatic is used to describe someone who has an arrogant attitude based on unproved theories. For example, if you dogmatically try to prove that the world will end in 2014, you will just be considered funny. The statement is about what really makes us say that someone else is dogmatic. Option (b) is correct, because dogmas are a set of beliefs that one has and is pretty firm about them, so when we meet people who go against our ideas, and hold fast to their own, we term them as dogmatic. For example, a non-religious person could say that a religious person is dogmatic. Option (a) is clearly wrong. Option (c) is wrong, because extremism refers to any political theory which favours immoderate uncompromising policies, so it is clearly out of the context. Option (d) is wrong, because it doesn’t refer to the point in question. It simply repeats the meaning of being dogmatic.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    their holding dogmas that are different from our own

    Correct Option: B

    Dogmatic is used to describe someone who has an arrogant attitude based on unproved theories. For example, if you dogmatically try to prove that the world will end in 2014, you will just be considered funny. The statement is about what really makes us say that someone else is dogmatic. Option (b) is correct, because dogmas are a set of beliefs that one has and is pretty firm about them, so when we meet people who go against our ideas, and hold fast to their own, we term them as dogmatic. For example, a non-religious person could say that a religious person is dogmatic. Option (a) is clearly wrong. Option (c) is wrong, because extremism refers to any political theory which favours immoderate uncompromising policies, so it is clearly out of the context. Option (d) is wrong, because it doesn’t refer to the point in question. It simply repeats the meaning of being dogmatic.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    When we call others dogmatic, what we really object to is their holding dogmas that are different from our own .



  1. The stock markets ___________. The state they are in right now speaks volumes about this fact.









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    First of all, the stock markets’ is a plural noun and hence will not take a singular reference. This rules out option (a). From options (b), (c) and (d), we need to choose something that will change the state of the stock markets and make them striking. Only option (b) does it correctly.
    The correct word is given as :-
    are the best indicators of public sentiment

    Correct Option: B

    First of all, the stock markets’ is a plural noun and hence will not take a singular reference. This rules out option (a). From options (b), (c) and (d), we need to choose something that will change the state of the stock markets and make them striking. Only option (b) does it correctly.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    The stock markets are the best indicators of public sentiment. The state they are in right now speaks volumes about this fact.