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  • The test is designed to check your current vocabulary levels and provide you an assessment of the same.
  • 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-2

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Question 1
________ is an essential quality required to be a nursery teacher.
A
fortitude
B
hedonism
C
idiosyncrasy
D
pedigree
E
penance
Question 1 Explanation: 
Obviously, the essential quality of a nursery teacher is patience and all of energy. The word that fits in best in the given context is fortitude, ‘Strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage’. The meanings of the other words are as follows: 1. Idiosyncrasy is any personal peculiarity. 2. Pedigree is good ancestry or pure bred, not necessary to be a nursery teacher. 3. Penance is punishment, humiliation.
Question 2
Simple arithmetic tells us that there is more ________ than ________.
A
imitation….innovation
B
improvisation….improvement
C
impracticality…knowledge
D
improbability…probability
Question 2 Explanation: 
We need a pair of perfect antonyms, virtues which reflect two opposite sentiments, in these two blanks. The two words that do that job for us are imitation and innovation. These represent the opposites we need.
Question 3
Most political leaders acquire their position by causing a large number of people to believe that these leaders are ________ by altruistic desires.
A
actuated
B
convinced
C
categorized
D
guided
Question 3 Explanation: 
In this case, the word that comes to mind when we read the sentence for the first time is ‘driven’. We need to find a word that is synonymous with this sentiment. We find that in option A. Actuated means ‘moved to action’. Remember, ‘guided’ is a close answer choice in this case but we select actuated as the correct answer as it is a better answer.
Question 4
I had already published a novel and it was an unexpected success. I thought my________ whenever I thought about my second novel.
A
Days were up
B
Chances were good
C
Lady luck was happy
D
Fortune was made
Question 4 Explanation: 
What would think when your novel was an unexpected success? Well, you obviously did not think too highly of yourself, and this is well-exhibited by option A. ‘Days were up’ means ‘good times have come to an end’.
Question 5
Only with ______ revelations in a biography can an author truly claim to have not _____ from mentioning the real scandals and disputes that are generally a part of the lives of celebrities.
A
candid, diverged
B
innovative, fidgeted
C
candid, dodged
D
inventive, quibbled
Question 5 Explanation: 
In this case, we require two words that highlight how the author reveals something of value. In order to decipher the answer, let’s have a look at the meanings of the difficult words in the answer options: 1. Candid: Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness. 2. Diverged: Move or draw apart. 3. Fidgeted: Move restlessly 4. Dodged: Avoid dealing with. 5. Quibbled: Evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
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