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Text Completion Set 3

1. Modern science has proved that the ___ traits of every individual are ___ stamped in the shape of his
body, head, face and hands – an X-ray by which you can read the characteristics of any person on sight.
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Nugatory
Superficially
Fundamental
Indelibly
Piddling
Equivocally
2. ___ his essays and lectures, Emerson left behind some poetry in which are ___ those thoughts which
were to him too deep for prose expression.
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Besides
Missing
For
Embodied
As a result of
Precluded
3. I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were ___ and not ___.
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Prosaic
Blasphemous
Iconoclastic
Conventional
Verbose
Stolid
4. There are many things to be said against American newspapers, but much of the ___ is ____ when one
considers that every now and then they develop a great writer like Don Marquis.
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Blandishment
Quashed
Somnolence
Underscored
Indictment
Kindled
5. Occasionally one hears today that statement that we have come to realize that we know ___ about
evolution. This point of view is a healthy reaction to the over-confident belief that we know ___ about
evolution.
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Plentiful
Everything
Nothing
Iota
Heaps
Temerity
6. To some people, life is hard, cruel and ___. These set of people see life as ___ and therefore ___
themselves to fate, believing all is finished.
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Salutary
A punishment
Resign
Sanguine
An exoneration
Sacrilege
Unsparing
An aberration
Torpor
7. When a terrier comes into the room you instinctively draw away ___ you want to be jumped at and
greeted ___. But you make no such movement to protect yourself from a St. Bernard because you read, on
sight, the ___ natures of these two from their external appearance.
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Because
Effusively
Coherent
Nevertheless
Stoically
Incomprehensible
Unless
Tractably
Disparate
8. ___ birds who fly away to ___ for grain and bring it home in the beak, without tasting it themselves, to
feed their young, our ___ go picking knowledge here and there, out of books, and hold it at the tongue’s
end, only to spit it out and distribute it away.

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social networking sites are acting as a ___ force for ordinary citizens. as reflected in the hard line he adopted against ___ officers in the recent Housing scam. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Abate No longer Erase Understandably Invigorate still 12. In many countries. Latin American countries ___ fall short. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Abominable Deleterious Vulnerable Countervailing Corruptible Munificent 13. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Advocates Stall Opponents Absolve Antagonists Occult 14. Indeed. but compared with rich countries. the hope is that export growth can ___ for ___ domestic demand. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) A telling Dominated Foretells An obviating Yielded Reflects A deleterious Eschewed Abnegates 10. A market that as recently as 15 years ago was ___ by American clients now ___ the rise of smaller nations. but have made ___ impact on education so far. Houghton’s pilot program in Riverside was ___ the first attempt to us e-books in education. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) Possibly Around Seminal Not Redundant Little Supposedly Defunct Consequential 11. Successful government programs have helped ___ poverty and inequality in the last couple of decades. ___ proving the impossibility of airborne transmission. the army General is ___ as a brilliant strategist and a reformminded leader who is ___ corruption. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Apart from Abetted Despite Proven Because of Extrapolated 16. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Compensate Sluggish Renege Spirited Jostle Unstinting 15.Blank (i) Contrary to Like Because of Blank (ii) Forage Simper Undulate Blank (iii) Pedants Virtuosos Wastrels 9. the mutant strain has also ___ three other important assumptions about the virus wrong. 2 . with ‘paid news’ and other ills making the media ___ to state and corporate control. Changes to the world economy have had ___ effect on the nationalities of private-jet buyers. A brave and highly decorated officer. digital textbooks have been ___ for more than a decade. ___ of a free internet have mounted a determined bid to ___ new legislation that can chill free speech.

his ___ has not been without ___. ___ castles were made obsolete by the invention of the cannon in the fourteenth century. unemployment. book publishers are ___ costs and ___ work forces. Although Thoreau was sometimes ___ about the mechanization that he saw around him. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Ambivalent Enthusiastic Euphoric Polemical Xerothermic Kindred 23. a situation that can ___ an artist’s dignity and cause disruptions in his life. Like may struggling business. police repression and political corruption. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) Since Because Though Ascent Assent Capitulation Ecstasy Controversy Euphemism 20. at other times he was very ___. many ___ to the present day as fascinating relics of a bygone era. During the recent wave of revolutions across the Arab world. ___ the bus driver has become a super successful tycoon now. The ___ costs of rare musical instruments mean that many players must reply on loans from ___ patrons. as in his response to the railroad. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Aggravating Aggrandizing Mutilating Trimming Paring Hedging 22. But when given to children over long periods of time. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Since Dilapidate Besides Survive Though Flourish 3 . blackouts. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) Inconsequential Articulating Complacence Trivial Belying Euphoria Pivotal Exculpating Ire 18. they neither ___ school achievement nor reduce behavior problems.Blank (i) Revered Reviled Propounded Blank (ii) Unexceptional on Unforgiving of Equivocal about Blank (iii) Erring Scrupulous artless 17. rising food prices. Attention-deficit drugs increase ___ in the short term. rap music has played a ___ role in ___ citizen ___ over poverty. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) Concentration Simulating Diminish Aesthetics Cramming Augment Reparation Reverberating Wane 19. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) Catastrophic Affluent Sap Stratospheric Braggart Bolster Acerbic Grandiloquent Knack 21. which is why they work so well for college students ___ for exams at the last minute.

perhaps ___. ___ legal protections. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Notoriety Self evident Credence Inconclusive Disbelief incontrovertible 25. Book titles can often be ___ – a book that sounds ___ on the shelf could actually turn out to be ___ and boring once you get it home and vice versa. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) Spurious Great Engaging Misleading Hackneyed Benign Caustic Irksome Trite 4 . The newly married couple had characters that would not ___ – he was ___ and she was spirited. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) Discord Irascible Rational Harmonize Jaunty Quixotic Abate Astute Insolent 28. and she. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) However Forget Misdemeanor So Apply Insomnia Enigmatically Bereft Amnesia 27. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Engrossing Foresee Prosaic Forestall Tedious Foreswear 26. largely for political reasons. you could ___ the fate of the villain halfway through the book. Conditions for journalism have never been better: ___ media profits. any economist could have told you that austerity in the face of depression was a very bad idea. ___ policy makers. pundits and many economists decided. Half a century ago. he was worldly. the supporting evidence is still ___. The talk-show host was both ___ and ___: he was blatantly proud and ___ bold. Even though the hypothesis that dinosaurs became extinct as part of one single event has gained ___ in recent years. and ___ technology. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) Prosaic Lack of Sophistry Flagging Strong Sophisticated Robust Iota of Lackadaisical 29. Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) Modest Timorous Offensively Imperial Curt Entreatingly Cantankerous Impudent Abashedly 30. The novel’s story was ___. and millions of workers are paying the price for their willful ___. to ___ what they used to know.24.