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

1. The water transport project on the west coast is.........to get a shot in the arm with a new plan in which the Road Development Corporation will build the infrastructure and ......... a private party to operate the service.

(1) scheduled, let 
(2) verge, permit 
(3) set, sanctions
(4) slated, allow 
(5) bound, task

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2. As the weekend finally rolled around, the city folk were only ......... happy to settle down and laugh their cares.........

(1) just, afar 
(2) too, away 
(3) extremely, off
(4) very, up 
(5) so, on

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3. The flood of brilliant ideas has not only .........us, but has also encouraged us to ......... the last date for
submission of entries.

(1) overwhelmed, extend 
(2) enjoyed, stretch 
(3) dismayed, decide
(4) scared, scrap 
(5) happy, boundary

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4. ......... about prolonged power cuts in urban areas, the authorities have decided to ......... over to more reliable and eco-friendly systems to run its pumps.

(1) Worried, shift 
(2) Frantic, move 
(3) Troubled, jump
(4) Concerned, switch. 
(5) Endangered, click

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5. The high cutoff marks this year have ......... college admission-seekers to either .........for lesser known
colleges or change their subject preferences.

(1) cajoled, ask 
(2) pressured, sit 
(3) forced, settle
(4) strained, compromise 
(5) entrusted, wait

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