Selecting Words


Direction: In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four alternatives.

  1. The police sprayed tear gas.......on the protesters.









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    indiscriminately (Adv.) : without thinking about the results of the action, especially when this causes people to be harmed
    Here, indiscriminately is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    indiscriminately (Adv.) : without thinking about the results of the action, especially when this causes people to be harmed
    Here, indiscriminately is the right usage.


  1. Unhappy about the treatment meted out to her, Shanti....... demanded justice.









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    vociferously (Adv.) : in a loud and confident manner
    meted out (Phr.V) : gave a punishment
    voraciously (Adv.) : in a way that involves eating or wanting a large amount of food
    spasmodically (Adv.) : not regularly or continuously
    Here, vociferously is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    vociferously (Adv.) : in a loud and confident manner
    meted out (Phr.V) : gave a punishment
    voraciously (Adv.) : in a way that involves eating or wanting a large amount of food
    spasmodically (Adv.) : not regularly or continuously
    Here, vociferously is the right usage.



  1. He was caught red-handed andcould not.......the charges.









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    refute (Verb) : to prove that something is wrong
    rebuke (Verb) : to speak in an angry and critical way
    revoke (Verb) : to cancel something officially so that it may no longer be valid.
    Here, refute is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    refute (Verb) : to prove that something is wrong
    rebuke (Verb) : to speak in an angry and critical way
    revoke (Verb) : to cancel something officially so that it may no longer be valid.
    Here, refute is the right usage.


  1. The statue was so.......that people stared at it in horror.









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    grotesque (Adj.) : extremely ugly in a strange way that is often frightening
    exquisite (Adj.) : extremely beautiful or carefully made
    beatific (Adj.) : showing great joy and peace
    cumbersome (Adj.) : large and heavy
    Here, grotesque is the right usage.

    Correct Option: A

    grotesque (Adj.) : extremely ugly in a strange way that is often frightening
    exquisite (Adj.) : extremely beautiful or carefully made
    beatific (Adj.) : showing great joy and peace
    cumbersome (Adj.) : large and heavy
    Here, grotesque is the right usage.



  1. Gita was known to be a.......so nobody entrusted any important work to her.









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    shirker (Noun) : a person who avoids doing something he should do, especially because he is too lazy
    Here, shirker is the right usage.

    Correct Option: D

    shirker (Noun) : a person who avoids doing something he should do, especially because he is too lazy
    Here, shirker is the right usage.