# Recent questions tagged verbal-ability

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Consider the following sentences: Everybody in the class is prepared for the exam. Babu invited Danish to his home because he enjoys playing chess. Which of the following is the $\text{CORRECT}$ observation about the above two sentences? $\text{(i)}$ is grammatically correct and ... correct and $\text{(ii)}$ is ambiguous $\text{(i)}$ is grammatically incorrect and $\text{(ii)}$ is ambiguous
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____________ is to $\textit{surgery}$ as $\textit{writer}$ is to __________ Which one of the following options maintains a similar logical relation in the above sentence? Plan, outline Hospital, library Doctor, book Medicine, grammar
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Some people suggest anti-obesity measures $\text{(AOM)}$ such as displaying calorie information in restaurant menus. Such measures sidestep addressing the core problems that cause obesity: poverty and income inequality. Which one of the following statements summarizes the ... $\text{AOM}$ are addressing the problem superficially
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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was conferred _______ Mary Kom, a six-time world champion in boxing, recently in a ceremony _______ the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s official residence) in New Delhi. with, at on, in on, at to, at
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Despite a string of poor performances, the chances of K.L. Rahul’s selection in the team are ________ slim bright obvious uncertain
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Select the word that fits the analogy: $\text{Cover : Uncover :: Associate :}$ _______ Unassociate Inassociate Misassociate Dissociate
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Hit by floods, the kharif (summer sown) crops in various parts of the country have been affected. Officials believe that the loss in production of the kharif crops can be recovered in the output of the rabi (winter sown) crops so that the country can achieve its ... target cannot be met due to floods. Officials hope that the food-grain production target will be met due to a good rabi produce.
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Repo rate is the rate at which Reserve Bank of India $\text{(RBI)}$ lends commercial banks, and reverse repo rate is the rate at which $\text{(RBI)}$ borrows money from commercial banks. Which of the following statements can be inferred from ... of borrowing and decrease lending by commercial banks. Decrease in repo rate will decrease cost of borrowing and increase lending by commercial banks.
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The fisherman, ________ the flood victims owed their lives, were rewarded by the government. whom to which to whom that
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Some students were not involved in the strike. If the above statement is true, which of the following conclusions is/are logically necessary? Some who were involved in the strike were students. No student was involved in the strike. At least one student was involved in the strike. Some who were not involved in the strike were students. $1$ and $2$ $3$ $4$ $2$ and $3$
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Until Iran came along, India had never been ___________ in Kabaddi. defeated defeating defeat defeatist
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Since the last one year after a $125$ basis point reduction in repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India, banking institutions have been making a demand to reduce interest rates on small saving schemes. Finally, the government announced yesterday a reduction in interest ... A reduction in interest rates on small savings scheme follow only after a reduction in repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India
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The nomenclature of Hindustani music has changed over the centuries. Since the medieval period dhrupad styles were identified as baanis. Terms like gayaki and baaj were used to refer to vocal and instrumental styles, respectively. With the institutionalization of music ... disciples. Which one of the following pairings is NOT correct? dhrupad, baani gayaki, vocal baaj, institution gharana, lineage
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I read somewhere that in ancient times the prestige of a kingdom depended upon the number of taxes that it was able to levy on its people. It was very much like the prestige of a head-hunter in his own community. Based on the paragraph above, the ... upon ______________ the prestige of the kingdom the prestige of the heads the number of taxes he could levy the number of heads he could gather
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The volume of a sphere of diameter $1$ unit is _________ than the volume of a cube of side $1$ unit. least less lesser low
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The unruly crowd demanded that the accused be ___________ without trial. hanged hanging hankering hung
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Choose the statement(s) where the underlined word is used correctly: A $\underline{prone}$ is a dried plum. He was lying $\underline{prone}$ on the floor. People who eat a lot of fat are $\underline{prone}$ to heart disease. (i) and (iii) only (iii) only (i) and (ii) only (ii) and (iii) only
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A smart city integrates all modes of transport, uses clean energy and promotes sustainable use of resources. It also uses technology to ensure safety and security of the city, something which critics argue, will lead to a surveillance state. Which of the following can be logically inferred from the ... cities promote surveillance. $(i)$ and $(iv)$ only $(ii)$ and $(iii)$ only $(iv)$ only (i) only
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She has a sharp tongue and it can occasionally turn ___________ hurtful left methodical Vital
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"If you are looking for a history of India, or for an account of the rise and fall of the British Raj, or for the reason of the cleaving of the subcontinent into two mutually antagonistic parts and the effects this mutilation will have in the ... needed for the impartial recording of these matters". Here, the word antagonistic' is cIosest in meaning to impartial argumentative separated hostile
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Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence. The principal presented the chief guest with a _________, as token of appreciation. momento memento momentum moment
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Choose the appropriate word/phrase, out of the four options given below, to complete the following sentence: Frogs _________ croak roar hiss patter
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Choose the word most similar in meaning to the given word: Educe Exert Educate Extract Extend
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The following question presents a sentence. part of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence you find four ways of phrasing the underlined part. Following the requirements of the standard written English, select the answer that produces the most effective sentence. Tuberculosis, together ... causes of death has the rank of one of the leading causes of death are one of the leading causes of death
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Read the following paragraph and choose the correct statement. Climate change has reduced human security and threatened human well being. An ignored reality of human progress is that human security largely depends upon environmental security. ... contradictory to environmental security. Human security is contradictory to environmental security. Human progress depends upon environmental security.
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Humpty Dumpty sits on a all every day while having lunch. The wall sometimes breaks. A person sitting on the all falls if the wall breaks. Which one of the statements below is logically valid and can be inferred from the above sentences? Humpty Dumpty always ... sometimes while having lunch Humpty Dumpty never falls during dinner When Humpty Dumpty does not sit on the wall, the wall does not break
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Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence. A person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease___________ short-term memory loss. experienced has experienced is experiencing experiences
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Choose the most appropriate word from the options given below to complete the following sentence. ___________is the key to their happiness; they are satisfied with what they have. Contentment Ambition Perseverance Hunger
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Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the sentence below? “As a woman, I have no country.” Women have no country. Women are not citizens of any country. Women’s solidarity knows no national boundaries. Women of all countries have equal legal rights.
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Moving into a world of big data will require us to change our thinking about the merits of exactitude. To apply the conventional mindset of measurement to the digital, connected world of the twenty-first century is to miss a crucial point. As mentioned earlier, ... Big data is obsessed with exactness Exactitude is not critical in dealing with big data Sparse data leads to a bias in the analysis
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The Headmaster ____________ to speak to you. Which of the following options is incorrect to complete the above sentence? is wanting wants want was wanting
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Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the pair $\text{water: pipe::}$ $\text{cart: road}$ $\text{electricity: wire}$ $\text{sea: beach}$ $\text{music: instrument}$
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$\underset{I}{\underline{\text{All engineering students}}}\; \underset{II}{\underline{\text{should learn mechanics,}}} \;\underset{III}{\underline{\text{mathematics and}}}\; \underset{IV}{\underline{\text{how to do computation.}}}$ Which of the above underlined parts of the sentence is not appropriate? I II III IV
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Mahatama Gandhi was known for his humility as he played an important role in humiliating exit of British from India he worked for humanitarian causes he displayed modesty in his interactions he was a fine human being
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Choose the grammatically INCORRECT sentence: They gave us the money back less the service charges of Three Hundred rupees This country’s expenditure is not less than that of Bangladesh The committee initially asked for a funding of Fifty Lakh rupees, but later settled for a lesser sum This country’s expenditure on educational reforms is very less
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Wanted Temporary, Part-time persons for the post of Field Interviewer to conduct personal interviews to collect and collate economic data. Requirements: High School-pass, must be available for Day, Evening and Saturday work. Transportation paid, ... the best inference from the above advertisement? Gender-discriminatory Xenophobic Not designed to make the post attractive Not gender-discriminatory
Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence: $\text{Despite several ________ the mission succeeded in its attempt to resolve the conflict.}$ attempts setbacks meetings delegations
Choose the most appropriate alternative from the options given below to complete the following sentence: $\text{Suresh’s dog is the one$\_\_\_\_\_\_\_$was hurt in the stampede}$. that which who whom