Fill in the Blanks

1

I am used to ………… in queues.

  1. stand
  2. standing
  3. stand up
  4. standing still
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2

Once the ………… manuscript is received by the publishers, it is typed in double space.

  1. total
  2. full
  3. complete
  4. filled
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3

They gave a …… dinner to celebrate the occasion, which impressed every guest.

  1. austere
  2. public
  3. sumptuous
  4. summary
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4

The car was damaged beyond repair in the …………. accident.

  1. outrageous
  2. ghastly
  3. nasty
  4. heinous
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5

The tired traveler ……… on in the hope of finding some resting place.

  1. strolled
  2. scurried
  3. paraded
  4. plodded
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6

The salt spray has gradually ___ the bridge.

  1. spoilt
  2. ravaged
  3. demolished
  4. eroded
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7

The volcanic ___ was the cause of great devastation.

  1. outburst
  2. eruption
  3. erosion
  4. movement
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8

Can you pay ___ all these articles?

  1. out
  2. of
  3. for
  4. off
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9

He may not come, but we'll get ready in case he ___ .

  1. may
  2. will
  3. shall
  4. does
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10

He is quite ___ ; you can never count on him in matters of secrecy.

  1. unjust
  2. unbearable
  3. inefficient
  4. unreliable
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11

The Governor will ___ the oath of office to the thirty-five new ministers at 9.30 p.m. tomorrow.

  1. confer
  2. present
  3. execute
  4. administer
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12

Most of the students have forgotten to bring their certificates; they will be ___ by the Principal for this reason.

  1. reproached
  2. abused
  3. accused
  4. reprimanded
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