Vocabulary Exercise- Learning good English through words 1

Vocabulary Exercise- Test your word power. —–

Fill in the blanks by selecting the most appropriate word from among the list of 10 words given at the bottom of the questions.

 

a. The Maoists continually raided the village and looted items like rice, vegetables, livestock, cash etc. On receiving the complaints from the harried villagers, the Police Superintendent posted pickets around the village on 24×7 basis. The step was intended to ——- the fears of the villagers.

 

b. All the five giant water supply pumps failed simultaneously. As a result, all taps in households and public places went dry causing great hardship to the inhabitants. The irate inmates of the town could take the suffering no longer and decided to lay siege to the Collector’s office. At noon, they shouted angry slogans. The wise Collector didn’t order police action to disperse them. Instead, he came out of his office to meet and speak to the people. He informed them that nearly 50 water tankers would soon reach them. It ——- the angry people, who left to await the arrival of the tankers patiently.

 

c. Later, the Minister telephoned the Collector and praised him for his ——–.

 

d. The vengeful murderous paramour of the young businessman wanted to marry the man so that she could enjoy his wealth and influence. But, the young man’s wife stood on the way. One day, the paramour had the wife abducted by a group of contract killers. She murdered her with her own hands, cut off her limbs, packed the ——— body in a bag, and threw it to a pond.

 

e. The ——— murder made headlines and the police launched a massive manhunt to nab the killer. The clever ———— of the crime fled her house to evade arrest. She remained ——— to the search team for nearly a year before the police could arrest her.

 

f. The political parties fought the election basing their campaigns on diametrically opposite ———-. The campaign was bitter, and long. In the debates, neither of the two candidates —— any ground to the other.

 

g. The typhoon ravaged the towns and villages along its way. Tress were uprooted, houses were broken and ——— were twisted snapping the wires. Power supply could be restored after almost a week.

 

List of words …. [Manifestos, Gruesome, Allay, Mollified, Sagacity, Ceded, Elusive, Mutilated, Perpetrator, Pylon]

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ANSWERS …

a. The Maoists continually raided the village and looted items like rice, vegetables, livestock, cash etc. On receiving the complaints from the harried villagers, the Police Superintendent posted pickets around the village on 24×7 basis. The step was intended to allay the fears of the villagers.
b. All the five giant water supply pumps failed simultaneously. As a result, all taps in households and public places went dry causing great hardship to the inhabitants. The irate inmates of the town could take the suffering no longer and decided to lay siege to the Collector’s office. At noon, they shouted angry slogans. The wise Collector didn’t order police action to disperse them. Instead, he came out of his office to meet and speak to the people. He informed them that nearly 50 water tankers would soon reach them. It mollified the angry people, who left to await the arrival of the tankers patiently.
c. Later, the Minister telephoned the Collector and praised him for his sagacity.
d. The vengeful murderous paramour of the young businessman wanted to marry the man so that she could enjoy his wealth and influence. But, the young man’s wife stood on the way. One day, the paramour had the wife abducted by a group of contract killers. She murdered her with her own hands, cut off her limbs, packed the mutilated body in a bag, and threw it to a pond.
e. The gruesome murder made headlines and the police launched a massive manhunt to nab the killer. The clever perpetrator of the crime fled her house to evade arrest. She remained elusive to the search team for nearly a year before the police could arrest her.
f. The political parties fought the election basing their campaigns on diametrically opposite manifestos. The campaign was bitter, and long. In the debates, neither of the two candidates ceded any ground to the other.
g. The typhoon ravaged the towns and villages along its way. Tress were uprooted, houses were broken and pylons were twisted snapping the wires. Power supply could be restored after almost a week.
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