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1. They failed to convince the majority of their colleagues, partly because they did not offer _________ explanations for the evidence.

  • A. Suppressed
  • B. Alternative
  • C. Hidden
  • D. Substitute
  • E. Unconvincing
Answer

B and D

The majority of colleagues were not convinced because explanations were not offered for the evidence. The missing word describes these explanations. Therefore, the explanations cannot be a word like ‘unconvincing’ or ‘hidden’. ‘Alternative’ is suitable for placing in the blank as it completes the meaning of the sentence as a whole. ‘Substitute’ carries the same meaning as ‘alternative’ and hence, B and D are the correct answers.

2. Sometimes the crook used to slip sedatives into drinks, a proof of his _________ of hand.

  • A. Sleight
  • B. Dishonesty
  • C. Trick
  • D. Lunacy
  • E. Insanity
Answer

A and C

The crook used to slip sedatives into drinks and this has been termed as something as described by the missing word. Since the missing word is followed by ‘by hand’, it is likely that the missing word could be something related to ‘dexterity’ or ‘cunningness’. D and E are clearly incorrect as they are not related to the context in which the missing word is being used. ‘Trick’ is an appropriate word for the blank and ‘slight’ means the same. Therefore, A and C are the correct answers.

3. Deception logically seems to require that _________ and deceived are distinct.

  • A. Constabulary
  • B. Deceiver
  • C. Victim
  • D. Casualty
  • E. Swindler
Answer

B and E

The process of deception is being described here and it is being brought out that the one who is deceived should be different from the person who is being described by the missing word. Therefore, the missing word cannot be a word like ‘victim’ or ‘casualty’ because both of them mean the same as ‘deceived’. Hence, the correct answer is B and E as ‘deceiver’ and ‘swindler’ mean the same and they are in consonance with the remaining sentence.

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