Directions (Q.Nos. 1-5)   Each sentence below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. Biological clocks are of  .......... adaptive value to animals since it ..........  nervous and physiological functions of the body.

immense, assumes

great, regulates

ultimate, created

high, engulfs

no, governs


2. Each occupation has its own .... bankers, lawyers and computer professionals, for example all use among themselves ......... that outsiders find difficult to follow.

merits, incidents

disadvantages, methods

rewards, endearment

jargon, language

problems, fundamentals


3. The two artists ..... markedly in their temperaments, one was reserved and courteous, the other ...... and boastful.

changed, irritable

similar, jovial

differed, rude

appeared, funny

addressed, ill-tempered


4. Many people believed that spices help .......... food; however nutritionists found that most spices were .......... of having any effect on growth of microbes present in the food.

preserve, incapable

produce, impossible

save, preventive

spoil, probable

protect, deprived


5. Despite a growing .......... that a lot needs to be done to help those without clean water, a .......... says that more than 34 million people die every year of water-borne diseases.

interest, reason

recognition, report

fantasy, review

authority, legend

turbulence, logic


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