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1. The astonishing thing is that all are on the defensive, desperately _________ the real issue.

  • A. Tackling
  • B. Evading
  • C. Avoiding
  • D. Analysing
  • E. Defending
Answer

B and C

Being on the defensive implies that one would try to avoid the issue or be protective or watchful. Therefore, ‘tackling’ and ‘analysing’ are obviously incorrect answers. Out of the remaining answer options, ‘evading’ and ‘avoiding’ fit in well with the context in which the missing word has been used and therefore, B and C are the correct answers.

2. Whether they require heroes or not, democracies certainly require leaders and in the contemporary age, bred them in great _________.

  • A. Dearth
  • B. Inadequacy
  • C. Poverty
  • D. Profusion
  • E. Abundance
Answer

D and E

The words, ‘dearth’ and ‘inadequacy’ mean the same and the words, ‘profusion’ and ‘abundance’ carry the same meaning. The missing word is being used in the context of ‘being bred’. On comparing these four words, it can be seen that D and E are the correct answers as ‘profusion’ and ‘abundance’ fit in better with the context in which the missing word has been used.

3. Therefore, it is evident that to accept what exists on its own terms is traditional, not _________.

  • A. Modern
  • B. Conventional
  • C. Contemporary
  • D. Classical
  • E. Customary
Answer

A and C

Since the missing word is being preceded by ‘not’, it is evident that the missing word does not mean the same as ‘traditional’. Therefore, ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’ would be the right choice as all the other answer options mean the same as ‘traditional’. Hence, A and C are the correct answers.

4. No argument has greater _________ or urgency than the one which shows development as the end result.

  • A. Imperativeness
  • B. Appeal
  • C. Exigency
  • D. Allure
  • E. Imminence
Answer

B and D

The words, ‘imperativeness’ and ‘exigency’ mean the same as ‘urgency’. The missing word cannot carry the same meaning as urgency as is evident from the structure of the given sentence. Therefore, A and C are clearly incorrect. Out of the remaining answer options, B and D carry the same meaning and placing either of them in the blank will render the same meaning to the given sentence. Therefore, B and D are the correct answers.

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