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  • Directions for individual questions: Each of the sentences below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that a word or set of words has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are five lettered words or sets of words. You are to choose the one word or set of words that, when inserted into the sentence, BEST fits in with the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Sentence Completion (Level-2): Test-2

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Question 1
Lest alone eliminate, nothing you say will even __________ the pain he is going through.
A
eradicate
B
obliterate
C
delineate
D
augment
E
mitigate
Question 1 Explanation: 
‘Lest’ and ‘even’ are the hints in this sentence, hinting that the pain cannot be eliminated, in fact it can’t even be reduced. So the words eradicate and its synonym obliterate are out as options; the option mitigate (which means to make a severe task less harsh or reduce pain) is the right option in the given case. Augment means to increase which is definitely not we want the pain to be. Delineate means to describe something in vivid detail.
Question 2
Demography, like sociology, is a/an ___________ science, requiring considerable research and verification of suggested facts; results will always demand consistent application.
A
inexact
B
imperceptible
C
autonomous
D
enterprising
E
exacting
Question 2 Explanation: 
Here, the best word would be option E, exacting. The clue in this case is ‘results will always demand consistent application.’ Since results require consistent application, one is advised to give a lot of care and application in one’s work to get the best results. Exacting means ‘Requiring precise accuracy’; hence this fits in best in the given context.
Question 3
It appears as though John’s having a run of bad luck, he failed to secure the much coveted scholarship, in spite of his dedication and intense ____________.
A
munificence
B
ambitions
C
lassitude
D
diligence
E
proclivity
Question 3 Explanation: 
The ‘in spite’ in the sentence suggests that John could not secure the scholarship even though he studied hard. So the correct word is diligence, which means intense hard work/study. Munificence means generosity, ambitions means dreams or desires, lassitude means a lack of interest or energy and proclivity means desire. Ambitions and proclivity simply refer to his desire, whereas what we require in the sentence is a word that represents his actions, his actual input. That is something we get from options 4, which reflects on his hardworking nature.
Question 4
On seeing the enormous success of his new business venture, majority of his dire expectations were____________, he had never imagined that the firm could prosper to such an extent.
A
ratified
B
nullified
C
belied
D
extinguished
E
sanctified
Question 4 Explanation: 
Since something happened contrary to the person’s expectations, the correct word is belied that means contradicted. The key concern for us in this question is the fact that his expectations were actually ‘dire’, meaning that he actually did not expect that his firm would be successful and predicted negative results. These expectations were actually contradicted, meaning that they were quashed. Extinguished is a word that can refer to these expectations being quashed but in comparison to belied, it is not a great choice as its meaning has a physical touch to it. Extinguished means ‘Put an end to; kill’. Ratified means approved, nullified means cancelled and sanctified means something made or believed to be holy, held in highest esteem.
Question 5
Due to the extra weight on the boat, we _______________ the sand bags to prevent the boat from capsizing.
A
augmented
B
befogged
C
remediated
D
jettisoned
E
invigorated
Question 5 Explanation: 
The question is a test of vocabulary, as it is common sense that to prevent to the boat from capsizing, the extra bags have to be thrown out, so we need to select the word which means ‘to throw out’, and the word is jettison. The meanings of the other words are as follows: Augmented- ‘increased’; befogged-‘make less visible’; remediated-‘set right’; invigorated-‘gave life to’
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