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    In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below and against each, some words are suggested as options. Identify the one that fits each blank appropriately

Actually every day we all are engaged in this business of ‘reading’ people. We do it (___1___). We want to figure others out. So we (___2____) make guesses about what others think, value, want and feel and we do so based on our (____3____) beliefs and understandings about human nature. We do so because if we can figure out (____4____) and intentions of others the possibility of them (___5____) or hurting us, (___6____) and this will help us to (____7____) a lot of unnecessary pain and trouble. We also make second-guesses about what they will do in future, how they will (____8____) if we make this or that response. We do all this second guessing based upon our (___9___) of what we believe about the person’s inner nature (___10___) his or her roles and manners. We mind-read their (___11___) motives

Also every day we misguess and misread. Why? Because of the complexity, (___12___), and multidimensional functioning of people. After all how well do you ‘read’ your own thoughts, aims, values, motives, beliefs, etc.? How well do you know your own structuring process-your own thinking and (___13___) styles.

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Question 1
Identify the word that fits blank 1
A
Vehemently
B
Practically
C
Actually
D
Incessantly
E
Virtually
Question 1 Explanation:
The writer is talking about our observational skills in these lines but in a more sophisticated way by engaging the reader in an indirect way. Observing is an inherent human nature and we do it ceaselessly all the time. Hence, ‘incessantly’ is the most appropriate choice.
Question 2
Identify the word that fits blank 2
A
Ably
B
Constantly
C
Partly
D
Relentlessly
E
Adeptly
Question 2 Explanation:
The author wants to convey through this line that humans live in a make believe world. We, as humans always are always trying to decipher each other. Relentlessly is a close option, has a similar meaning but the word cannot be used in this context hence we choose constantly.
Question 3
Identify the word that fits blank 3.
A
Futuristic
B
Proactive
C
Reactive
D
Decorative
E
Assumptive
Question 3 Explanation:
The key word here that hints us is based. We base our thoughts, opinions etc based on certain assumptions. Also, options like decorative and reactive are totally irrelevant. Assumptive is best suited.
Question 4
Identify the word that fits blank 4.
A
Impetus
B
Expressions
C
Motives
D
Hopes
E
Prospects
Question 4 Explanation:
This is a little tricky question. It appears as if most of the options can be used. However, expressions seems a little out of the league. Confusion arrives when we have to decide between prospects, hopes and motives. Prospects is a word that is not used in a usage of this kind, hence rejected. Out of hopes and motives, hope is a more positive word so can’t be used here. Impetus is used majorly in scientific conversations.
Question 5
Identify the word that fits blank 5.
A
Tricking
B
Blaming
C
Furthering
D
Alarming
E
Criticizing
Question 5 Explanation:
None of the option other than blaming suits the sentence. Hence, the correct choice is blaming.
Question 6
Identify the word that fits blank 6.
A
Lessens
B
Happens
C
Curtails
D
Deepens
E
Laments
Question 6 Explanation:
The confusion can arise between lessens and curtails. Both the options mean the same thing. However, curtails is generally used with money matters like expenditure, budget etc. Hence, the answer is lessens.
Question 7
Identify the word that fits blank 7.
A
Approach
B
Direct
C
Avoid
D
Implement
E
Prepare
Question 7 Explanation:
Why are we trying to figure out the intentions of others? So as to AVOID them to harm us. This blank is easy to fill if the basic theme of the paragraph is clear. Also, other words are unrelated. Avoid is a clear cut option.
Question 8
Identify the word that fits blank 8.
A
Solve
B
Apply
C
Plan
D
Approach
E
React
Question 8 Explanation:
In this blank, we are concerned with how someone operates or behave when we make a response. Thus, react fits perfectly to reflect the given sentiment.
Question 9
Identify the word that fits blank 9.
A
Projection
B
Exhibition
C
Situation
D
Perception
E
Attribution
Question 9 Explanation:
Perception fits perfectly here, as it essentially means ‘understanding’ in the given case.
Question 10
Identify the word that fits blank 10.
A
Organizing
B
Underneath
C
Appreciating
D
Proposing
E
Outside
Question 10 Explanation:
If we put each option in the blank, they somehow fit based on what we infer as the meaning of the sentence. So, to handle trick questions like these, one must comprehend the main theme spot on.keeping that in mind, the best suited word is Organizing.
Question 11
Identify the word that fits blank 11.
A
Cunning
B
Visible
C
Deeper
D
Obvious
E
Proposed
Question 11 Explanation:
We mind read something which is not obvious, which the other person does not want to show but is that way from the inside. Hence, the correct word is deeper.
Question 12
Identify the word that fits blank 12.
A
Abnormality
B
Angularity
C
Focus
D
Unpredictability
E
Contribution
Question 12 Explanation:
We need a word that provides a quality of people that is hard makes it hard to read people. We find that word in option (d).
Question 13
Identify the word that fits blank 13.
A
Proposing
B
Developing
C
Up-bringing
D
Lamenting
E
Emoting
Question 13 Explanation:
None of the word except emoting suits the sentence. It is appositive line so the only negative word lamenting gets eliminated. Proposing, developing and Up-bringing do not fit aptly.
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