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                                      8. (4) indiscriminately (Adv.) :       20. (1) restore (Verb) : to bring back
                                         without thinking about the              to former position, place or
                                         results of the action, especially       condition
1. (4) revealed (Verb) : caused to       when this causes people to be           revive (Verb) : to make
   be seen ; shown                       harmed                                  something start being used or
   exposed (Verb) : made visible         Here, indiscriminately is the           done again
   Here, revealed i s the ri ght         right usage.                            Here, restore is the right usage.
   usage.                             9. (3) acknowledge (Verb) : to tell    21. (2) The sentence is in Indirect
2. (2) poured (Verb) : served a          somebody that you have                  Speech showing Past time. So,
   drink                                 received something that he sent         Past Perfect Tense will be used.
   Here, poured is the right usage.      to you                                  Here, had escaped is the right
3. (3) extravagance (Noun) : the         accept (Verb) : to take willingly       usage.
   habit of spending more money          Here, acknowledge is the right      22. (1) hold on to something
   than you can afford or than is        usage.                                  (Idiom) : to maintain a grip on
   necessary                         10. (4) irrespective of (Prep.) :           something
   penury (Noun) : poverty               without considering something           Here, on is the right usage.
   flambo yance         (No un)    :     or being influenced by i t ;        23. (1) The sentence is in Indirect
   showiness                             regardless of                           Speech showing Past Time. So,
   arrogance (Noun) : overbearing        Here, irrespective is the right         Past Perfect Tense will be used
   pride                                 usage.                                  Here, had come is the right
   ebullience (Noun) : the quality   11. (1) muse over (Verb) : to think         usage.
   of being full of co nfidence,         carefully about something for a     24. (3) remi ttance (Noun) :
   energy and good humour                time,     ignoring what is              payment made for something
   Here, extravagance is the right       happening around you                    honorarium (Noun) : a payment
   usage.                                Here, musing is the right usage.        made        for      somebo dy’s
4. (4) shirker (Noun) : a person     12. (2) any (Det.) : used wi th             professional services
   who avoids doing something he         Uncountable Plural Nouns in             subscription (Noun) : a fee that
   should do, especially because he      Negative Sentences                      you pay regularly to belong to
   is too lazy                                                                   or support an organisation
                                         Here, any is the right usage.
   Here, shirker is the right usage.                                             allowance (Noun) : an amount
                                     13. (4) and (Conj.) : used for joining
5. (1) grotesque (Adj.) : extremely      words or a group of words or            of mo ney that is given to
   ugly in a strange way that is         independent clauses without a           someone regularly
   often frightening                     contrast                                Here, subscription is the right
   exquisite (Adj.) : extremely          Here, and is the right usage.           usage.
   beautiful or carefully made                                               25. (4) expert ; current is the right
                                     14. (2) catch up (Verb) % to reach
   beatific (Adj.) : showing great                                               usage
                                         the same level or standard as
   joy and peace                                                             26. (4) bring out (Phr.V.) : to lay
                                         somebody who is ahead of you
   cumbersome (Adj.) : large and                                                 stress; to make something clear
                                         Here, catch up is the right
   heavy                                                                         bring about (Phr. V.) : to cause
                                         usage.
   Here, grotesque is the right                                                  to take place
                                     15. (2) Only one of the boys
   usage.                                                                        bring in (Phr.V.) : introduce ;
                                         (Subject) is Singular. It will
6. (1) refute (Verb) : to prove that     agree with a Singular Verb. So,         include
   something is wrong                                                            bring forth (Phr.V.) : to give
                                         has will be used
   rebuke (Verb) : to speak in an        Here, has is the right usage.           birth to; to bear (fruit)
   angry and critical way                                                        Here, bring out is the right
                                     16. (2) outcome (Noun) : the result
   revoke (Verb) : to cancel             or effect of an action or event.        usage.
   something officially so that it                                           27. (4) The structure o f such
                                         Here, outcome is the right
   may no longer be valid.                                                       sentences is as follows :
                                         usage.
   Here, refute is the right usage.                                              the + comparative _____ + the
                                     17. (1) avail (Verb) : to make use
7. (4) vociferously (Adv.) : in a                                                + comparative.
                                         avail goes with Prep. of
   loud and confident manner                                                     Here, the higher your bill will
                                         avail of : to make use of
   meted out (Phr.V) : gave a                                                    be is the right usage.
   punishment                            Here, of ; in - is the right usage.
                                     18. (2) This structure uses a Past      28. (4) progeny (Noun) : a person’s
   voraciously (Adv.) : in a way                                                 children ; the young of animals
   that involves eating or wanting       Tense form to talk about the
                                         Present or Future. So, acted is         and plants
   a large amount of food                                                        ancestry (Noun ) : fam i l y
                                         the right usage.
   spasmodically (Adv.) : not                                                    background
   regularly or continuously         19. (2) The action is showing a Past
                                         Progressive Tense. So, were             pedigree (Noun) : fami l y
   Here, vociferously is the right                                               background
                                         sleeping is the right usage.
   usage.
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