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1 . Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence, three possible substitutions for the underlined part are given. If one of them (i.e.,) (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d)
The accused $refused$ having murdered anybody
disagreed
denied
declaimed
No imporvement

2 . Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence, three possible substitutions for the underlined part are given. If one of them (i.e.,) (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d)
We need honest workers, not people of$redoubtable$ integrity
doubting
doubtful
doubtless
No improvement

3 . Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence, three possible substitutions for the underlined part are given. If one of them (i.e.,) (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d)
By the time $he\,\,\, arrived$, everybody had gone home
when he arrived
at which he arrived
by which he arrived
No improvement

4 . Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence, three possible substitutions for the underlined part are given. If one of them (i.e.,) (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d)
There is no $alternate$, so we must leave now
altering
alternative
alternation
No improvement

5 . Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence, three possible substitutions for the underlined part are given. If one of them (i.e.,) (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d)
I cannot listen what she is saying
hear what
listen for what
listen to that
No improvement

6 . Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence, three possible substitutions for the underlined part are given. If one of them (i.e.,) (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d)
He is still in vigorous health although he is on the$right$ side of sixty
wrong
left
negative
No improvement

7 . Look at the underlined part of each sentence. Below each sentence, three possible substitutions for the underlined part are given. If one of them (i.e.,) (a), (b) or (c) is better than the underlined part, indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter (a), (b) or (c). If none of the substitutions improves the sentence, indicate (d) as your response on the Answer Sheet. Thus a 'No improvement' response will be signified by the letter (d)
We are sorry to hear $regarding$ your father's death
of
over
for
No improvement

8 . Each questions below consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or group of words. Select the word or group of words that is most opposite in meaning to the words in capital letters.
$PROCRASTINATE$
To be prompt
To teach
To help others

9 . Each questions below consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or group of words. Select the word or group of words that is most opposite in meaning to the words in capital letters.
$PROCLIVITY$
Speed
Weakness
Disgust
Disinclination

10 . Each questions below consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or group of words. Select the word or group of words that is most opposite in meaning to the words in capital letters.
$OUTLANDISH$
Modern
Moderate
Disrespectful
Coward