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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-3): Test-4
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“A good marriage is good for you”. This isn’t just a ____________. Mounting research shows that it is the literal truth.
Question 1 Explanation:
The phrase literal truth points that the statement is not just a vague statement, it is a truth. So the word in the blank should make the sentence look like- this isn’t just a trite statement/remark. And this word is platitude which means a stale or trite remark. The meanings of the other words are: 1. Rectitude means rightness of principle or conduct. 2. Pulchritude means physical beauty. 3. Vicissitude means a variation in circumstances. 4. Verity means conformity to reality or actuality.
The Germans took the form of a fierce force inspiring terror under Hitler’s leadership, and came to be known for their ____________.
Question 2 Explanation:
The words fierce and terror clearly indicate that the correct answer should be a word that would point to the army being aggressive and that word is truculence, meaning defiant aggressiveness. Cavalry means the troops riding horses, pusillanimity is cowardliness extravagance and sumptuousness are similar words relating to prosperity.
Art has always helped _____________ violence and its repercussions.
Question 3 Explanation:
This is a short sentence but needs some diligent application. What does art fo? Well, one thing we know for sure is that it helps us place violence and its repercussions in context and helps us understand all it nuances. This makes option C the correct answer. Options A and E do not quite make perfect sense in the given context, though the options are close. One cannot minify or elaborate violence, can one do it? Eulogize means ‘praise formally and eloquently’.
The argument that the need for a looser fiscal policy to ________ demand outweighs the need to ________ budget deficits is persuasive.
Question 4 Explanation:
We need two words which are antonyms of each other and which reflect opposite economic policies. We find these two words in stimulate and control. In case one adopts a looser fiscal policy, one enhances the amount of money in the system and stimulates demands. This runs counter to controlling the budget deficits, in other words spending less money.
The manners and ________ of the nouveau riche is a recurrent ________ in the literature.
Question 5 Explanation:
Nouveau riche means ‘Characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position’. What would be interesting with regards to these individuals? Their morals. And secondly, this would become a theme in literature, as themes repeat themselves in literature and not stories. Also, the word motif is rejected as it means a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of art. It’s usage with the word recurrent leads to unnecessary repetition.
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