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. I had not expected to meet him; it was quite an ______ meeting.









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    There were no expectations of the meeting; it was only “by chance”. In other words, the meeting was accidental.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    I had not expected to meet him; it was quite an accidental meeting.

    Correct Option: D

    There were no expectations of the meeting; it was only “by chance”. In other words, the meeting was accidental.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    I had not expected to meet him; it was quite an accidental meeting.
    Therefore , option D is required word .


  1. Mountaineering institutes___to the young climbers the technical knowledge which has been accumulated over the years.









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    As we can say that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    Mountaineering institutes impart to the young climbers the technical knowledge which has been accumulated over the years.

    Correct Option: A

    As we can say that ,
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    Mountaineering institutes impart to the young climbers the technical knowledge which has been accumulated over the years.
    Thus , option A is correct answer .



  1. Traffic problems in Bombay are as serious as in any other city in India; and they are complicated by digging of roads by the corporation on this or that ____.









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    A pretext is a reason which you pretend has caused you to do something. That is, you tell people that X is the reason, but in fact it is not.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    Traffic problems in Bombay are as serious as in any other city in India; and they are complicated by digging of roads by the corporation on this or that pretext .

    Correct Option: B

    A pretext is a reason which you pretend has caused you to do something. That is, you tell people that X is the reason, but in fact it is not.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    Traffic problems in Bombay are as serious as in any other city in India; and they are complicated by digging of roads by the corporation on this or that pretext .
    Hence , option B is correct word .


  1. Man is still a____in the labour market.









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    A commodity is something that is sold for money. “Man is still a commodity” implies that he is treated as a thing; the human touch is missing.

    Correct Option: D

    A commodity is something that is sold for money. “Man is still a commodity” implies that he is treated as a thing; the human touch is missing.
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    Man is still a stationaryin the labour market.
    Hence , option D is correct word .



  1. His remarks were filled with _____, which sounded lofty but presented nothing new to the audience.









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    An aphorism is a short witty sentence (not lofty) which expresses a general truth or observation. Bombast is the use of long, important sounding words with little meaning in an attempt to impress others. (Note that the definition is silent on presented nothing new”.) An adage is something which people often say and which expresses a general truth about some aspect of life. (It need not be lofty.)

    Correct Option: B

    An aphorism is a short witty sentence (not lofty) which expresses a general truth or observation. Bombast is the use of long, important sounding words with little meaning in an attempt to impress others. (Note that the definition is silent on presented nothing new”.) An adage is something which people often say and which expresses a general truth about some aspect of life. (It need not be lofty.)
    The correct word is filled in the above given sentence :-
    His remarks were filled with platitudes, which sounded lofty but presented nothing new to the audience.
    Therefore , required word will be option B.