Vocabulary Exercise December 2021 – 2

Fill in the blanks with the words given underneath …

There were two very rich families in the village. One family was headed by a lawyer, and the other by a doctor. Sadly, they were constantly at odds with each other. They competed bitterly to become the Sarpanch (village head) of their village. During community festivals, the heads of the two families ——— over minor issues.

The doctor family wanted to set up a maternity clinic for the benefit of the local women. The advocate family felt it will add to the clout of the doctor family. They obtained a stay order from the court against the maternity clinic project. By doing this, they successfully ——————- the building of the clinic.

The success of the advocate in blocking the clinic project —————– him to be more aggressive towards the doctor family. The advocate posted some ——— comments against the doctor family. The family members of the doctor were ————— by the action oof their rival. They lodged a complaint with the police against the advocate. Soon, the two eminent families of the village were ————— in a bitter feud. The police advised both the families not to ——— the conflict further as such animosity tended to ——————- them from their professions. The two families decided to end their bitterness, and become friends. After one or two years, the advocate died. The doctor —————- the man who was once his arch enemy, but had become his close friend recently.

(Spar, Thwart, Outlive, Embolden, Embroil, Distract, Offensive, Provoke, Stoke)

Answers

There were two very rich families in the village. One family was headed by a lawyer, and the other by a doctor. Sadly, they were constantly at odds with each other. They competed bitterly to become the Sarpanch (village head) of their village. During community festivals, the heads of the two families sparred over minor issues.

The doctor family wanted to set up a maternity clinic for the benefit of the local women. The advocate family felt it will add to the clout of the doctor family. They obtained a stay order from the court against the maternity clinic project. By doing this, they successfully thwarted the building of the clinic.

The success of the advocate in blocking the clinic project emboldened him to be more aggressive towards the doctor family. The advocate posted some offensive comments against the doctor family in social media. The family members of the doctor were provoked by the action of their rival. They lodged a complaint with the police against the advocate. Soon, the two eminent families of the village were embroiled in a bitter feud. The police advised both the families not to stoke the conflict further as such animosity tended to distract them from their professions. The two families decided to end their bitterness, and become friends. After one or two years, the advocate died. The doctor outlived the man who was once his arch enemy, but had become his close friend recently.

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