Directions: In the questions given below; two words marked (A) and (B) have been provided in each sentence. You are required to choose a word for each sentence. The combination of the words selected would be your answer from the given options!
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(A) His college is situated on a hillock about a mile (A) farther/ (B) further up from mine.
(B) The value of the (A) crone/ (B) krone is on a decline.
(C) The US prefers (A) hawkish/ (B) mawkish action to solve world problems.
(D) They should win, given a (A) modicum/ (B) maudlin of luck.
(E) One of my (A) brother/ (B) brothers is a doctor, another of them studies medicine in the USA.
(1) ABAAB (2) ABBAA (3) BBABB (4) AAABB (5) ABAAA
(A) The less you are confused while taking these tests, the (A) fewer/(B) less errors you will make.
(B) Babies enjoy when parents (A) dandle/ (B) dangle them.
(C) He kept (A) twirling/ (B) twisting his moustaches.
(D) The children were running around (A) squilling/ (B) squealing with excitement.
(E) The Prime Minister along with his retinue (A) was/ (B)were welcomed by the Chief Minister at a formal ceremony.
(1) AABBA (2) AAABA (3) BAABB (4) BAABA (5) AAABB
(A) The materials manager together with two of his assistants (A) were/ (B) was held responsible for the severe shortage of materials.
(B) A sheet of (A) spume/ (B) spruce was collecting near the waterfall.
(C) It is not possible to stuff bulky things in a (A) valine/ (B) valise.
(D) No one has yet claimed responsibility for the latest (A) umbrage/ (B) outrage.
(E) In 1960 I lived in Pune (A) at/ (B) in Shivaji Nagar.
(1) AABBA (2) BAAAA (3) BAABA (4) BABBB (5) BABBA
(A) The man on fast has not taken even water (A) since/ (B) for three days.
(B) The children (A) doodled/ (B) dawdled with their pencils as the lesson was very boring.
(C) The dog (A) whined/ (B) wheezed when the master left him alone.
(D) The man sitting (A) besides/ (B) beside the Chairman is the Controller of Finance.
(E) He had to (A) cleave/ (B) weave his way through the milling crowd.
(1) BABBB (2) BAABB (3) BBABB (4) BAAAB (5) BAABA
(A) The apothecary (A) levigated/ (B) levitated the mixture before giving it to the patient.
(B) People with (A) equable/ (B) equitable temperament face situations squarely and come out winners.
(C) Someone in the accounts department had left the keys (A) upon/ (B) on the table.
(D) We gave them a (A) drumming/ (B) drubbing in the match on Saturday.
(E) He was outwitted by his (A) wily/ (B) wimpy opponent.
(1) AABBA (2) BABBA (3) BABAA (4) BAABB (5) AABAA
(A) He treated his son and his daughter with (A) duality/ (B) duplicity.
(B) Hardly had I climbed the stairs (A) than/ (B) when I was called down again.
(C) She was bullied by the tall boys as she was a (A) weepy/ (B) weeny.
(D) He (A) barbed/ (B) barged into the house despite the wire fencing.
(E) One must know how to (A) construe/ (B) construct a logical analysis.
(1) ABABA (2) ABBBA (3) ABBAA (4) ABABB (5) AABBA
(A) We had a great time at the (A) croft/ (B) craft gathering.
(B) He felt highly (A) jaunty/ (B) jumpy after his success.
(C) A (A) tyro/ (B) typo is likely to make silly mistakes.
(D) He had no other motive (A) but/ (B) than to serve his countrymen till the end of his days.
(E) If you (A) inverse/ (B) invert a plate on the cake tin, it slides out.
(1) AABBA (2) ABABB (3) BABBB (4) AAABB (5) AABBB
(A) His refusing this lucrative offer was nothing else (A) than/ (B) but sheer foolishness.
(B) The gesture angered him and he let out a string of (A) invective/ (B) invasive.
(C) It is unlikely that the laws would be (A) invoked/ (B) revoked.
(D) It was quite a (A) bedlam/ (B) hoodlum at our house on the morning of the wedding.
(E) Also present at the meeting (A) was/ (B) were Mr. Jain, Mr. Patel and Mr. Desai.
(1) BABAB (2) AABAB (3) BAAAB (4) BABAA (5) BBBAB
(A) Hamid (A) has/ (B) had lived in Bombay for three years when his parents came to visit.
(B) He (A) jibed/ (B) jived at the raucous music that she played.
(C) The animals (A) moult/ (B) mousse their fur.
(D) The Andersons (A) watched/ (B) saw television till half past nine last night.
(E) She (A) moosed/ (B) mooched around the town aimlessly.
(1) AAAAB (2) BAAAB (3) BABAB (4) BAAAA (5) ABAAB
(A) We (A) have/ (B) had had our lunch early that day.
(B) She seemed a (A) truffle/ (B) trifle anxious to go for a picnic.
(C) Her wet shoes (A) squelched/ (B) squinched at every stride she took.
(D) The average Indian worker earns scarcely enough to (A) keeping/ (B) keep himself and his family.
(E) I have little time, so I can tell you only (A) shortly/ (B) briefly what he said.
(1) ABABB (2) BBABB (3) BBAAB (4) BAABB (5) BBABA
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