Selecting Words


Direction: Each of the following sentences is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words.

  1. Infant mortality rate in China has____ from 200 per thousand to 14 per thousand.









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    As we can say that ,
    Here, the infant mortality rate (IMR) moves from a higher level (200) to a lower level (14). Hence, declined.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    Infant mortality rate in China has minimised from 200 per thousand to 14 per thousand.

    Correct Option: D

    As we can say that ,
    Here, the infant mortality rate (IMR) moves from a higher level (200) to a lower level (14). Hence, declined.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    Infant mortality rate in China has minimised from 200 per thousand to 14 per thousand.
    Hence , option D is correct word .


  1. When people around you are losing their heads, it is very difficult to remain serene. It needs a lot of ____.









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    As we can say that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    When people around you are losing their heads, it is very difficult to remain serene. It needs a lot of patience.

    Correct Option: A

    As we can say that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    When people around you are losing their heads, it is very difficult to remain serene. It needs a lot of patience.
    So , required answer will be option A .



  1. I had a vague _________ that the lady originally belonged to Scotland.









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    As we can say that ,
    Vague notion is a right choice. Imagination is in itself vague (unclear). While expressions cannot be vague. Theory is out of place for the context. Thoughts can be vague or unclear or unstable.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    I had a vague notion that the lady originally belonged to Scotland.

    Correct Option: A

    As we can say that ,
    Vague notion is a right choice. Imagination is in itself vague (unclear). While expressions cannot be vague. Theory is out of place for the context. Thoughts can be vague or unclear or unstable.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    I had a vague notion that the lady originally belonged to Scotland.
    Therefore , option A is required word .


  1. No child is _________ understanding. One has to wait and provide proper guidance.









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    As we can say that ,
    ‘dull of ’ and ‘dull for’ can be out rightly rejected as they do not fit well with the word ‘understanding’. ‘Dull in’ is correct. When we understand it enters --- in ---- our mind so with understand ‘in’ is used.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    No child is dull in understanding. One has to wait and provide proper guidance.

    Correct Option: B

    As we can say that ,
    ‘dull of ’ and ‘dull for’ can be out rightly rejected as they do not fit well with the word ‘understanding’. ‘Dull in’ is correct. When we understand it enters --- in ---- our mind so with understand ‘in’ is used.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    No child is dull in understanding. One has to wait and provide proper guidance.
    So , required word will be option B .



  1. The Director pointed out in favour of the manager that the profitability of the plant had _____ since he had taken over.









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    As we know that ,
    (d) is rejected because the word should suggest that the fact goes “in favour of ” the manager. If the profitability declines it would go against the manager. A good managet adds to the profitability. In other words, the profitability increases.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    The Director pointed out in favour of the manager that the profitability of the plant had increased since he had taken over.

    Correct Option: B

    As we know that ,
    (d) is rejected because the word should suggest that the fact goes “in favour of ” the manager. If the profitability declines it would go against the manager. A good managet adds to the profitability. In other words, the profitability increases.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    The Director pointed out in favour of the manager that the profitability of the plant had increased since he had taken over.
    Therefore , option B is required word .