# Recent questions and answers in Verbal Ability

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The world is going through the worst pandemic in the past hundred years. The air travel industry is facing a crisis, as the resulting quarantine requirement for travelers led to weak demand. In relation to the first sentence above, what does the ... the first sentence Second sentence entirely contradicts the first sentence The two statements are unrelated States an effect of the first sentence
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Consider the following sentences: The number of candidates who appear for the $\text{GATE}$ examination is staggering. A number of candidates from my class are appearing for the $\text{GATE}$ examination. The number of candidates who appear for the $\text{GATE}$ examination are staggering. A number of candidates ... $\text{(i) and (iii)}$ $\text{(ii) and (iii)}$ $\text{(ii) and (iv)}$
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Oxpeckers and rhinos manifest a symbiotic relationship in the wild. The oxpeckers warn the rhinos about approaching poachers, thus possibly saving the lives of the rhinos. Oxpeckers also feed on the parasitic ticks found on rhinos. In the symbiotic relationship described above ... a food source, rhinos may be saved from the poachers Oxpeckers save the lives of poachers, rhinos save their own lives
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The increased consumption of leafy vegetables in the recent months is a clear indication that the people in the state have begun to lead a healthy lifestyle Which of the following can be logically inferred from the information presented in the above statement ... a diet with leafy vegetables The people in the state have increased awareness of healthy hazards causing by consumption of junk foods
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Consider the following sentences: After his surgery, Raja hardly could walk. After his surgery, Raja could barely walk. After his surgery, Raja barely could walk. After his surgery, Raja could hardly walk. Which of the above sentences are grammatically $\text{CORRECT}$? $\text{(i) and (ii)}$ $\text{(i) and (iii)}$ $\text{(iii) and (iv)}$ $\text{(ii) and (iv)}$
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In one of the greatest innings ever seen in $142$ years of Test history, Ben Stokes upped the tempo in a five-and-a-half hour long stay of $219$ balls including $11$ fours and $8$ sixes that saw him finish on a $135$ not out as England squared ... in the given passage, which one of the following meanings DOES NOT match? upped = increased squared = lost tempo = enthusiasm saw = resulted in
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Climate change and resilience deal with two aspects - reduction of sources of non-renewable energy resources and reducing vulnerability of climate change aspects. The terms mitigation' and adaptation' are used to refer to these aspects, respectively. Which ... deals with actions taken to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Adaptation deals with actions taken to combat green-house gas emissions
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Select the word that fits the analogy: White: Whitening : : Light : _________ Lightning Lightening Lighting Enlightening
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The recent measures to improve the output would ______ the level of production to our satisfaction increase decrease speed equalise
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While I agree _____ his proposal this time, I do not often agree ______ him. to, with with, to with, with to, to
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Crowd funding deals with mobilisation of funds for a project from a large number of people, who would be willing to invest smaller amounts through web-based platforms in the project. Based on the above paragraph, which of the following is ... on web-based platforms Funds raised through coerced contributions on web-based platforms Funds raised through voluntary contributions on web-based platforms
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I do not think you know the case well enough to have opinions. Having said that, I agree with your other point. What does the phrase “having said that” mean in the given text? as opposed to what I have said despite what I have said in addition to what I have said contrary to what I have said
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Select the word that fits the analogy: Build : Building :: Grow : ________ Grown Grew Growth Growed
Jofra Archer, the England fast bowler, is _______than accurate. more fast faster less fast more faster
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He is known for his unscrupulous ways. He always sheds ________tears to deceive people. fox’s crocodile’s crocodile fox
Were you a bird, you ___________________ in the sky. would fly shall fly should fly shall have flown
Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence. Many ancient cultures attributed disease to supernatural causes. However, modern science has largely helped _________ such notions. impel dispel propel repel
"The dress ______ her so well that they all immediately _______ her on her appearance." The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are complemented, complemented complimented, complemented complimented, complimented complemented, complimented
Choose the statement $(s)$ where the underlined word is used correctly: A prone is a dried plum. He was lying prone on the floor. People who eat a lot of fat are prone to heart disease. $(i)$ and $(iii)$ only $(iii)$ only $(i)$ and $(ii)$ only $(ii)$ and $(iii)$ only
The unruly crowd demanded that the accused be _____________ without trial. hanged hanging hankering hung
As the two speakers become increasingly agitated, the debate became _________. lukewarm poetic forgiving heated
"Her _____ should not be confused with miserliness; she is ever willing to assist those in need." The word that best fills the blank in the above sentence is cleanliness punctuality frugality greatness
"Going by the _____ that many hands make light work, the school ____ involved all the students in the task." The words that best fill the blanks in the above sentence are principle, principal principal, principle principle, principle principal, principal
Fill the blank with the correct idiom/phrase. That boy from the town was ______________________ in the sleepy village. dog out of heard sheep from the heap fish out of water bird from the flock
Select the option in place of underlined parts of sentence. Increased productivity necessary reflects greater efforts made by the employees. Increase in productivity necessary Increase productivity is necessary Increase in productivity necessarily No improvement required
Choose the word most similar in meaning to the given word Awkward Inept Graceful Suitable Dreadful
What is the adverb for the given word below? Misogynous Misogynousness Misogynity Misogynously Misogynous
'Advice' is ________________. a verb a noun an adjective both a verb and a noun
Choose the correct verb to fill in the blank below: Let us _____ introvert alternate atheist altruist
Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence. If the athlete had wanted to come first in the race, he _________ several hours every day. should practice should have practiced practised should be practicing
Choose the most suitable one word substitute for the following expression: Connotation of a road or way Pertinacious Viaticum Clandestine Ravenous
Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word underlined in the sentence below? In a democracy, everybody has the freedom to disagree with the government. dissent descent decent decadent
After the discussion, Tom said to me, 'Please revert!'. He expects me to _________. retract get back to him move in reverse retreat
While receiving the award, the scientist said, "I feel vindicated". Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word ‘vindicated’? punished substantiated appreciated chastened
Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below? Nadir Highest Lowest Medium Integration
Complete the sentence: Universalism is to particularism as diffuseness is to _______________. specificity neutrality generality adaptation
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John Thomas, an _________ writer, passed away in $2018$. imminent prominent eminent dominant