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1. For example, the perspective of going on vacation while getting an office bonus would not only make us (1) _________, but also make us plan and imagine the holiday. In fact, we would feel the (2) _____________ without actually being on the vacation itself! However, when being on the actual vacation, the excitement tends to settle down as one begins to feel (3) ___________.

Blank 1: exhilarated, excited, overjoyed

Blank 2: bliss, relaxation, excitement

Blank 3: contented, calm, normal

Correct Answer: excited, bliss, contented

Explanation: The writer is continuing a thought and giving an example of something he has already stated. He explains the emotions that we go through when we have to go for a holiday on getting an office bonus. The author is discussing the normal emotions that all of us go through; he is not discussing some exceptional case. Hence, the fills for the blanks are to be selected on this basis. For the first blank, we select the option ‘excited’. The other two options show extreme emotions; besides, the last sentence also mentions excitement. Hence, we deduce that ‘excitement’ is the emotion that we would feel at the perspective of going on a vacation. For the second blank, we reject the option ‘excitement’ as it would lead to repetition. Out of the other two options, we select ‘bliss’ over ‘relaxation’. One cannot feel relaxed without actually being on a vacation since it is the course of a vacation that makes one unwind and relax. However, one can feel supreme happiness in the anticipation of a vacation. For the last blank, we select ‘contented’. The option ‘normal’ is readily rejected. Saying that one is calm is akin to saying that he is not excited. Hence, we do not use the option ‘calm’. When we are on a vacation, we start feeling relaxed and contented and hence the excitement settles down.

2. A lot of them get quite (1) ______________ due to their lacking this beauty and (2) ________ similar to others they have met. A better option will be to obtain the liking of others by being smart and good. Ugly people, in reality are those, who do not possess great ideas, or they cannot attract others by their thoughts and feelings. If we see history, we may find a lot of ugly people, but they had been famous and liked by all, since they have done (3) ____________ deeds.

Blank 1: disgruntle, depressed, envious

Blank 2: allure, charm, thoughts

Blank 3: beautiful, marvelous, thoughtful

Correct Answer: depressed, allure, marvelous

Explanation: In the given paragraph, the author is discussing the feelings of people who are not beautiful and he is trying to tell what real ugliness means. In the first sentence, the disposition of the unfortunate is described. He says that they are ‘depressed’. Through the other options, ‘disgruntle’ and ‘envious’ a feeling of resentment is evident, which we do not have any evidence to support. Ugly people get depressed or sad because they do not possess the beauty that they see in people around them. Whether they are envious of others cannot be said for sure and hence we select ‘depressed’ as the correct option. For the second blank, we reject the option ‘thoughts’. The author says that ugly people in reality are those who do not possess good thoughts. He supports these depressed people in this indirect manner by saying that they have good thoughts and that is real beauty. Thus, these people cannot be depressed because of lacking ‘thoughts’ like beautiful people do. Consequently, we reject the option ‘thoughts’. Out of ‘allure’ and ‘charm’, we select the former. The author says that you should obtain the liking of others by being smart and good. Thus, these people wish to ‘allure’ others and hence we select this option. In the last sentence, the author says that history is witness to the affection that ugly people get from others because of their ‘marvelous’ deeds. This word has a wide scope and encompasses beauty and thoughtfulness. Hence, it is the correct answeroption, in the given context.

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